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False aneurysm of the common femoral vein in a footballer
  1. M Karahan1,
  2. S Isbir2,
  3. F Baltacýoglu3,
  4. M M Caglar4
  1. 1Department of Orthopedic and Traumatology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Marmara University School of Medicine
  4. 4Sportomed, Physical Therapy Institute, Istanbul
  1. Correspondence to:
 Associate Professor Karahan
 Department of Orthopedics, Mamara University School of Medicine, Kuzu Sok 3/2 Fatma Karaca Apt, Saskinbakkal, Kadikoy, Istanbul 81070, Turkey;


Traumatic false aneurysm of the femoral vein has never been reported in the English literature. The case is here reported of a footballer with a traumatic false aneurysm of the common femoral vein which was initially misdiagnosed as an arterial pseudoaneurysm. This is a very rare clinical condition, but this diagnosis should be among those considered for post-traumatic unexplained thigh pain after trauma.

  • false venous aneurysm
  • angiography
  • femoral vein
  • football
  • injury

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