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Acute pseudoaneurysm of femoral artery after repeated trauma in full-contact karate practice
  1. Esther Doiz
  1. (1)Vascular Surgery Unit. University Hospital Puerta del Mar. Cádiz, Spain
    1. Felipe Garrido (felipe.martinez{at}uca.es)
    1. School of Health Sciences. University of Cadiz, Spain
      1. Rosario Conejero
      1. Vascular Surgery Unit. University Hospital Puerta del Mar. Cádiz, Spain
        1. Pilar García
        1. San Benito Health Centre. Jerez–Northeast coast area. Andalusia Health Service, Spain
          1. Eva Fernández
          1. Andalusia Centre of Sports Medicine (San Fernando-Cádiz), Spain

            Abstract

            Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the deep femoral artery are encountered only infrequently in sports medical literature. We present the case of a male who, after practising full contact karate, experienced pain and oedema in the right thigh. The ultrasound results and the arteriography showed the presence of a pseudoaneurysm in a branch of the deep femoral artery. Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the deep femoral artery are normally secondary to endovascular interventions, or to mycotic infections in drug addicts through intravenous injections. The majority appear asymptomatically as a pulsatile mass, although on occasions clinical signs of compression (pain, neurological or venous symptoms) may appear, or, if the aneurysm bursts, of hypovolemic shock

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