TITLE

FALSE ANEURYSM OF THE SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL ARTERY ASSOCIATED WITH FRACTURE OF THE FEMUR

AUTHOR(S)
Thomford, Neil R.
PUB. DATE
February 1970
SOURCE
Angiology;Feb1970, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p120
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prompt recognition of damage to a major artery in cases of fracture of the femur requires constant awareness of the possibility of this injury. When a laceration of one of the femoral arteries is overlooked one of the late complications is a false aneurysm. A case is described in which a false aneurysm developed after an open fracture of the femur. Repeated hemorrhage occurred before the complication was recognized and successfully repaired.
ACCESSION #
16392170

 

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