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Schwannoma of thigh mimicking pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoral artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18362063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Femoral and popliteal artery aneurysms constitute the majority of peripheral arterial aneurysms. However, aneurysm of the profunda femoral artery is highly uncommon, being mainly of traumatic and mycotic origin. Diagnosis is usually straightforward with clinical and radiological examination, and such aneurysms are only rarely misdiagnosed as tumors. We herein report a case of preoperatively diagnosed pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoral artery that was intraoperatively found to be a soft tissue tumor and finally revealed to be a schwannoma, by pathology. Our case's unusual presentation considerably confounded both diagnosis and management, thus providing a salutary clinical lesson.
Konstantinos Filis; Konstantinos Toutouzas; Emmanuel E Lagoudianakis; Michael Genetzakis; Nikolaos Pararas; Haridimos Markogiannakis; Evangelos Menenakos; Andreas Manouras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-09     Completed Date:  2008-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Vascular Surgery Unit, Hippocrateion Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / pathology*,  radiography
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Diagnostic Errors*
Femoral Artery / pathology*
Middle Aged
Neurilemmoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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