Pseudo-aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery as a late complication of hip fracture in a patient with myelodysplasia.


We report a pseudo-aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery that resulted in intermittent bleeding and pain 6 weeks following dynamic hip screw fixation of an intertrochanteric hip fracture. Early diagnosis by angiogram could have minimised significant patient morbidity in this case.