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Traumatic occlusion of the external iliac artery in a racing cyclist: a cause of ill defined leg pain.
  1. A J Taylor,
  2. W G Tennant,
  3. M E Batt,
  4. W A Wallace
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom.


    Stenosis of the external iliac artery in healthy athletes, although uncommon, has been reported in competition cyclists. A case of a racing cyclist whose chronic vague leg symptoms were incorrectly attributed to L4/5 nerve root irritation is reported. This highlights the importance of clinical vascular testing when assessing ill defined leg pain. The role of trauma as a causative factor in this condition has not been previously documented.

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