Rupture of the profunda femoris artery in a patient with alcoholic liver disease: a case report
Orchard, Philippa; Tan, Benjamin H.L.; Abayasekara, Kumar
Benjamin H.L. Tan firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction: Profunda femoris artery aneurysms are rare and often present with rupture. However, to the best of our knowledge, rupture of a non-aneurismal profunda femoris artery has never been reported before.
Case presentation: We report the case of a 31-year-old Caucasian man with alcoholic liver disease who presented with rupture of the profunda femoris artery following blunt trauma which was treated by endovascular embolization.
Conclusion: Coagulopathy secondary to alcoholic liver disease is a major contributory factor and a high index of suspicion of vascular injury must be attached to such patients following blunt trauma. Although there have no previous documented cases, treatment by endovascular embolization appears to be effective and safe.
Orchard, P., Tan, B. H., & Abayasekara, K. (2013). Rupture of the profunda femoris artery in a patient with alcoholic liver disease: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 7(1), doi:10.1186/1752-1947-7-95
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 5, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Apr 28, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 28, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Case Reports|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0