Femoral Artery Aneurysm Repair in a Patient With a Fibrillin-2 Mutation

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Abstract

Degenerative femoral artery aneurysms are uncommon and often associated with aneurysm in other distributions. We report a case of a 68-year-old man with multianeurysmal disease involving the aorta, iliac, femoral, and popliteal arteries managed interdisciplinary by stent-graft placement and open surgical repair. Genetic testing revealed a variant in the FBN2 gene encoding fibrillin-2, an important component of microfibrils. We detail arterial reconstruction of the femoral artery and discuss incidence, diagnosis, and therapy of femoral artery aneurysms.

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