Traumatic Occlusion of Common Femoral Artery Secondary to Motorcycle Handlebar Injury
AbstractBackground: Motorcycle accidents are very common in Thailand, especially in the rural area . Injury of
common femoral artery secondary to motorcycle handlebar is rare. We reported such case in our experience.
Method: A case of traumatic occlusion of common femoral artery secondary to motorcycle handlebar
injury was reported. The mechanism of such injury was reviewed from the literature.
Result: A 40-year-old man was referred from a district hospital with the symptom of intermittent
claudication of right leg for 2 months following mortorcycle accident. Computerized angiogram (CTA)
revealed total occlusion of right common femoral artery. He was taken to surgery for revascularization.
Conclusion: The characteristic mode of injury combined with physical findings should give early
diagnosis with subsequent radiographic studies. Surgical revascularization can give good results.
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