Aneurysm of Persistent Sciatic Artery is a rare congenital vascular abnormality that affects one out of every 1 lakh people . The man was treated with a hybrid procedure that enabled him to maintain blood flow in his leg .
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) (India), November 8 (): Kauvery Hospital Chennai, a subsidiary of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, a prominent multispecialty healthcare chain in Tamil Nadu, has announced the successful treatment of a 60-year-old man with a rare vascular injury, Aneurysm of Persistent Sciatic Artery.This Sciatic artery originates from the fetal aorta and extends across the back of the buttock and lower leg, providing the legs with the main blood supply.It disappears immediately after the formation of the Femoral Artery, which is the new permanent artery that provides blood to the leg in later life.Adults are not affected by the Sciatic Artery.A 60 year old man came to the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Kauvery Hospital with acute pain, a pulsation in the right buttock, and a blackish discoloration of the right big toe.Due to pain in his buttocks, he also had trouble sitting or walking for a long time.He was found to have a pulsating swelling in his right buttock and a right big toe gangrene on examination.According to Prof. Dr. N Sekar, HOD and Chief Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at Kauvery Hospital, an angiogram showed a large aneurysm with a clot in a persistent sciatic artery, and the Femoral Artery was absent in the thigh. The man was treated with a hybrid procedure that enabled him to maintain blood flow in his leg.The procedure involved femoro popliteal bypass surgery (femoral popliteal bypass surgery, also known as fem pop bypass), and blocking the anomalous artery and aneurysm with a vascular plug.He gradually recovered and was relieved of his injuries.His toe was also saved from amputation, according to Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-founder & Executive Director of Kauvery hospital Chennai. It is rarely symptomatic, and it is difficult to diagnose when it is symptomatic.Aneurysm formation (which occurs when an artery's wall weakens and results in an abnormally large bulge) and ischemia (shortening blood flow) in legs are some of the conditions that can occur.In severe cases, this can compromise the leg and even result in an amputation.The aneurysm had gone downstream and was the source of the toe gangrene in this patient. For this elegant and effective surgery, I congratulate Prof. Dr. Sekar N, HOD of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and his staff.(ii) We will not be responsible in any way for the contents of this article.