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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