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

Orchard, Philippa and Tan, Benjamin H.L. and Abayasekara, Kumar (2013) Rupture of the profunda femoris artery in a patient with alcoholic liver disease: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 7 (1). 95/1-95/3. ISSN 1752-1947

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-7-95
Depositing User: Johnson, Mrs Alison
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 12:07
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 23:56
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3039

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