The Journal of Tehran University Heart Center 2017. 12(2):82-84.

Successful Nonsurgical Treatment of a Radial Artery Pseudoaneurysm following Transradial Coronary Angiography
Reza Ghanavati, Mehran Arab Ahmadi, Behdad Behnam


Transradial coronary angiography has been known as an alternative to the transfemoral approach with fewer serious complications. Radial artery pseudoaneurysms present as a rare complication of transradial catheterization. Although some methods have been applied for the obliteration of pseudoaneurysms, the use of radial bands such as the TR Band® (Terumo Medical Corporation, Somerset, NJ) is a novel efficient technique only suggested by a few reports. We describe a 34-year-old man, who underwent transradial primary coronary angiography due to ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Two months later, he noticed a pulsatile mass on his hand where the catheterization was done. Ultrasonography proved the diagnosis of a pseudoaneurysm. Consequently, a TR Band® was applied to compress the mass. Interestingly, 24 hours later, ultrasonography confirmed a thrombosed pseudoaneurysm and the pulsatile mass had completely disappeared gradually without recurrence at 2 months’ follow-up. Hence, this case report aims to propose the TR Band® as an effective noninvasive method for the treatment of pseudoaneurysms following catheterization.


Coronary angiography • Angioplasty • Complications • Aneurysm, false

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