Pseudoaneurysm of the lateral plantar artery after foot laceration

Brian P. Thornton, David J. Minion, Rhonda Quick, Henry C. Vasconez, Eric D. Endean

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Two children with lateral plantar artery pseudoaneurysms are presented. Both cases were associated with a plantar laceration and were successfully treated with ligation. Only one other report of a lateral plantar artery pseudoaneurysm was found in the literature; no reports involving the medial plantar artery have been reported. A cadaver dissection supports the hypothesis that the lateral plantar artery is more superficially located and therefore more vulnerable to injury compared with the medial plantar artery. Clinicians treating patients with lacerations of the foot should be aware that an arterial injury may be present, even in the absence of active bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-675
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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