Internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare presentation with foot drop and sciatica

  • Ramakrishnan Pradeep Email author
  • Milind Padmakar Hote
  • Nanditha Sreedhar
  • Sanjeev Kumar
  • Vishwas Malik
  • Shiv Kumar Choudhary
Case Report


Internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm is rare in incidence with most of them being asymptomatic. It may present with neurologic symptoms like paraesthesia, sciatica, weakness of lower limb, foot drop, etc., and in such scenario, high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose. Early intervention should be the strategy in all symptomatic and in asymptomatic cases with size > 4 cm diameter. We present a case of a 40-year-old female with left internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm who presented with foot drop and sciatica, which is a very rare presentation, and was managed successfully by resection and interposition grafting.


Internal iliac artery Pseudoaneurysm Foot drop 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from parents of the patient in this report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramakrishnan Pradeep 
    • 1
    Email author
  • Milind Padmakar Hote
    • 1
  • Nanditha Sreedhar
    • 2
  • Sanjeev Kumar
    • 3
  • Vishwas Malik
    • 2
  • Shiv Kumar Choudhary
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, CTVS OfficeAll India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTVA OfficeAIIMSNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Cardiac Radiology, Cardiac Radiology OfficeAIIMSNew DelhiIndia

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