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Common femoral artery injury secondary to tennis ball strike.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17145441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tennis is a popular, safe sport that exposes amateur or professional players to minimal risk of injury. Most of this risk is related to musculoskeletal injuries, and vascular trauma is extremely rare. We present a case of a 68-year-old man in whom intermittent claudication developed after his right groin was struck by a tennis ball. The patient sought medical evaluation 2 months after the accident, and a subtotal occlusion of his right common femoral artery was disclosed by angiography and treated by endarterectomy.
Spyros N Vasdekis; John D Kakisis; Andreas M Lazaris; John G Panayiotides; Aikaterini A Angeli; Konstantinos G Karkaletsis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-05     Completed Date:  2007-01-19     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1350-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Unit, 3rd Department of Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Athletic Injuries / complications*
Femoral Artery / injuries*,  pathology,  surgery
Intermittent Claudication / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Sports Equipment
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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