Spontaneous Rupture of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery: Report of a Case

Shinichi Hiromatsu, MD, Yukio Hosokawa, MD, Noriko Egawa, MD, and Shigeaki Aoyagi, MD

A 52-year-old man underwent the repair of a spontaneous rupture of the dorsalis pedis artery. We considered that untreated hypertension was one possible cause of the rupture. This is a rare case of spontaneous rupture in a peripheral artery. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 13: 290-292)

Key words: dorsalis pedis artery, spontaneous rupture, pseudoaneurysm

Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Received September 4, 2006; accepted for publication November 9, 2006
Address reprint requests to Shinichi Hiromatsu, MD: Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830–0011 Japan.

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