Rapid Diagnosis of A Palmar Artery Pseudo-Aneurysm with Bedside Ultrasonography in Emergency Department

Author(s): Rovida S, Vetrugno L, Naeem S

Aneurysms are abnormal dilations in the vessel wall due breakdown in connective tissue. Aortic aneurysms are a common presentation in the emergency department (ED) and their incidence increases with age and associated risk factors. However, palmar artery aneurysms are a rare presentation. The increasing use of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) has facilitated early diagnosis of aneurysms in the ED and has expedited their management. In this report we describe a case of palmar artery aneurysm in a 87 year old patient which was diagnosed with PoCUS in the ED.

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