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Circumflex femoral vein thrombosis misinterpreted as acute hamstring strain. A case report
  1. Stergios G Papastergiou
  1. Agios Pavlos General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    1. Nikolaos E Koukoulias (nikouk{at}otenet.gr)
    1. Agios Pavlos General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
      1. Ioannis Tsitouridis
      1. Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
        1. Constantinos Natsis
        1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
          1. Constantinos A Parisis
          1. Agios Pavlos General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

            Abstract

            We report a case of a 24-year-old female professional, long distance runner who presented with acute proximal posterior thigh pain. History and clinical findings were consistent with acute hamstring strain but MRI demonstrated circumflex femoral vein thrombosis. This is the first case of proximal posterior thigh pain caused by circumflex femoral vein thrombosis reported in the literature. Physicians dealing with sports injuries should be aware of this clinical entity that mimic hamstring strain.

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