Korean J Intern Med.  2009 Jun;24(2):153-155. 10.3904/kjim.2009.24.2.153.

Acute Embolic Occlusion of the Left Common Iliac Artery Treated With Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis and Percutaneous Thrombectomy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. heartlee@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

Acute embolic occlusion of the common iliac artery is a rare medical emergency that is not only limbthreatening, but also potentially life-threatening. Several treatment options exist for acute limb ischemia, although no treatment is clearly best. We report a case of acute embolic occlusion of the left common iliac artery in a patient with atrial fibrillation who was treated successfully using mechanical thrombectomy following intra-arterial thrombolysis.

Keyword

Peripheral vascular disease; Thrombolytic therapy; Thrombectomy; Embolism

MeSH Terms

Acute Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases/radiography/*therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Embolism/radiography/*therapy
Female
Fibrinolytic Agents/*administration & dosage
Humans
*Iliac Artery/radiography
Middle Aged
*Thrombectomy
*Thrombolytic Therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator/*administration & dosage
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