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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2010 Dec;63(6):505-508. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2010.63.6.505
Lee JA , You HC , Han YM , Kwak HS .
Department of Radiology, Chonbuk National University Hospital & Medical School, Korea. kwak8140@chonbuk.ac.kr
Institute for Medical Science, Chonbuk National University Hospital & Medical School, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital & Medical School, Korea.
Abstract

Primary dissection of a peripheral artery without involvement of the aorta is a rare entity. Warfarin is currently used as the standard oral anticoagulant in a variety of clinical settings. We report here on a case of focal dissection of the common iliac artery and the superficial femoral artery following prophylactic treatment with warfarin for a prosthetic heart valve. The patient's laboratory results showed a high international normalized ratio and prolongation of the activated partial thromboplastin time. Angiography showed a dissection of the left common iliac artery and the right superficial femoral artery. His symptoms immediately disappeared after deploying stents to the arterial dissections.

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