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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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CAVALCANTE, Leonardo Pessoa et al. Embolization of pseudoaneurysm with arteriovenous fistula of deep femoral artery secondary to a stab wound: case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.2, pp.182-185. ISSN 1677-5449.

The local complications of penetrating injuries involving arteries include hematoma, pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistulas. Traumatic injuries to the deep femoral artery are uncommon because of its anatomic location. We report the case of a young male patient who was victim of a stab wound to the posterior thigh who was later diagnosed with an injury to the descending branch of the deep femoral artery and treated using endovascular techniques. A review of the literature confirmed the rarity of the case, since the majority of cases of traumatic injuries to the deep femoral artery that have been reported were due to complications during orthopedic procedures or fractures involving the proximal femur.

Keywords : penetrating wounds; femoral artery; injuries; therapeutic embolization; endovascular procedures.

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