CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 413–418 | Cite as

Metachronous Bilateral Posterior Tibial Artery Aneurysms in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV

  • Klaus D. Hagspiel
  • Hugo Bonatti
  • Saher Sabri
  • Bulent Arslan
  • Nancy L. Harthun
Case Report


Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV is a life-threatening genetic connective tissue disorder. We report a 24-year-old woman with EDS-IV who presented with metachronous bilateral aneurysms/pseudoaneurysms of the posterior tibial arteries 15 months apart. Both were treated successfully with transarterial coil embolization from a distal posterior tibial approach.


Ehlers Danlos syndrome type IV Posterior tibial artery Aneurysm Pseudoaneurysm Embolization 


Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus D. Hagspiel
    • 1
  • Hugo Bonatti
    • 2
    • 4
  • Saher Sabri
    • 1
  • Bulent Arslan
    • 1
    • 5
  • Nancy L. Harthun
    • 3
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  5. 5.Moffitt Cancer CenterTampaUSA
  6. 6.Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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