Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from inferior epigastric artery: Value of femoral angiography for detection and management

Akio Kawamura, Thomas C. Piemonte, Richard W. Nesto, David E. Gossman

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Laceration of the inferior epigastric artery during cardiac catheterization is under-reported in the literature, but it is a serious complication leading to retroperitoneal hemorrhage and even death. We report on two cases of retroperitoneal bleeding from unintentional puncture of the inferior epigastric artery during cardiac catheterization. Femoral angiography is a valuable tool to promptly recognize this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 1



  • Access
  • Bleeding
  • Catheterization
  • Complication
  • Laceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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