Mycotic aneurysm of the external iliac artery. A triad of clinical signs facilitating early diagnosis. The soluble 165-amino acid isoform of VEGF was administered as a single intra-arterial bolus to the internal iliac artery of rabbits in which the ipsilateral femoral artery was excised to induce severe, unilateral hind limb ischemia. Heparin (30 U/kg), an antithrombin agent (argatroban, 0.05 mg/kg body weight) or a defibrinogenating drug (batroxobin, 0.05 U/kg) was locally infused into one side of the canine iliac artery after injury by balloon inflation.