Traumatic Occlusion of Common Femoral Artery Secondary to Motorcycle Handlebar Injury

Authors

  • Somchai Waikittipong Department of Surgery, Yala Hospital, Yala, Thailand

Abstract

Background: 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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Published

2009-06-30

How to Cite

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Waikittipong S. Traumatic Occlusion of Common Femoral Artery Secondary to Motorcycle Handlebar Injury. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 27];30(1-2). Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiJSurg/article/view/227743

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