Aneurysms of the persistent sciatic artery

Citation
R. Nair et al., Aneurysms of the persistent sciatic artery, S AFR J SUR, 37(2), 1999, pp. 51-53
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
ISSN journal
0038-2361 → ACNP
Volume
37
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
51 - 53
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-2361(199905)37:2<51:AOTPSA>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The persistent sciatic artery is a rare anatomical anomaly of the lower lim b vasculature. It may be noted incidentally, or it may present with limb is chaemia or aneurysmal degeneration. Management entails exclusion of the ane urysm and vascular reconstruction. A case of bilateral persistent sciatic a rtery aneurysms and a review of the embryological development, clinical fea tures, and management are reported. The persistent sciatic artery (PSA) may result from an aberration in the de velopment of the arterial supply to the lower limb. It is a rare anomaly, w ith sporadic cases reported in the literature, few of which have been angio graphically documented. A report of a patient treated at King Edward VIII H ospital, Durban, is presented here.