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Rupture of the profunda femoris artery in a patient with alcoholic liver disease: a case report

Orchard, Philippa; Tan, Benjamin H.L.; Abayasekara, Kumar

Authors

Philippa Orchard

Benjamin H.L. Tan benjamintan@hotmail.co.uk

Kumar Abayasekara



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 5, 2013
Journal Journal of Medical Case Reports
Electronic ISSN 1752-1947
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 1
Article Number 95
Institution Citation 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-7-95
Publisher URL http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/7/1/95
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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