Pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery: A rare cause of bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy

Soo Fin Low, Thean Yean Kew, Ngiu Chai Soon, Norzailin Abu Bakar

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysms of the internal iliac artery are uncommon and are usually associated with trauma. Rarely, they expand subclinically for years and cause significant compression of adjacent vital structures. We report an unusual case of delayed onset bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy resulting from direct compression due to a right internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm. The neurological symptoms of the patient began 2 years after a stab injury to the right gluteal region. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy secondary to a solitary internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm that manifested clinically 2 years after the injury. This report illustrates how a pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery (an extraspinal pathology) has the potential to cause lumbosacral plexopathy, and describes relevant imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalHong Kong Journal of Radiology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Iliac Artery
False Aneurysm
Wounds and Injuries
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Pathology

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • False
  • Iliac artery
  • Lumbosacral plexus
  • Wounds and injuries

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery : A rare cause of bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy. / Low, Soo Fin; Kew, Thean Yean; Chai Soon, Ngiu; Abu Bakar, Norzailin.

In: Hong Kong Journal of Radiology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014, p. 36-40.

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