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False aneurysm of the common femoral vein in a footballer

Abstract

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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