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A Mycotic Radial Artery Pseudoaneurysm in the Anatomical Snuff Box: A Case Report

Distal radial artery aneurysm of the hand is considered as a rare vascular pathology. Through this paper we report a case of a symptomatic snuff box radial artery pseudoaneurysm treated surgically by arterial ligation and aneurysm excision. The decision was based on a negative Allen’s test, an angio-CT and specially the constatation of an adequate back bleeding from the distal stump. Indeed, an accurate diagnosis and a preoperative blood flow evaluation are necessary for an appropriate management of distal radial artery aneurysms.


Mokhtari S, Abutabeekh N, Abualtayef T, Oulad amar A, Kamaoui I,Benzirar A and Elmahi O

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