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An isolated aneurysm of the thigh anterolateral branch of the greater saphenous vein in a young patient presenting as an inguinal hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20067986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the first case of isolated aneurysm of the anterolateral branch of the greater saphenous vein in a 24-year-old man. The aneurysm was initially confused with an inguinal hernia. The patient referred with a respiratory distress due to a pulmonary embolism. The Doppler ultrasounds permitted to clarify the diagnosis. The aneurysm was removed en block under local anaesthesia. Surgeons should be aware to consider a venous aneurysm in the differential diagnosis of an inguinal mass. Indeed, due to its potential risk or embolism, the surgical treatment is mandatory.
Giustino Marcucci; Federico Accrocca; Pier Luigi Antignani; Andrea Siani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  654-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, San Paolo Hospital, Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Hernia, Inguinal / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  etiology
Saphenous Vein* / pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Thigh / blood supply*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Young Adult

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