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Arterial spasm mimicking superficial femoral artery trauma. Case report.
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PMID:  19506544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The existence of traumatic arterial spasm in large arteries is questionable in current literature. We report a case of a 19-year old man with comminuted unstable femur fracture who presented with an ischemic foot. Localized arterial spasm was revealed in the middle portion of the superficial femoral artery triggered by the external pressure of a spicular bone segment was revealed by arteriography. Complete resolution of ischemic symptoms followed fracture reduction. Traumatic arterial spasm although rare does exist.
G S Georgiadis; V D Tzilalis; D P Arvanitis; M K Lazarides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1827-1839     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Demokritos University Hospital, Alexandroupolis, Greece
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