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Official Journal of the , the International Union of Phlebology and the
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Járányi Z. 1, Dósa E. 1, Nemes B. 1, Bérczi V. 2, Hüttl K. 1
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2 Department of Radiology and Oncotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Venous (pseudo)aneurysms are rare entities. Herewith we report a case of the right lower extremity in a 42-year-old woman in whom a non-pulsatile mass was diagnosed only by physical examination as a hematoma and was treated conservatively. Six months later ultrasound and phlebography identified a pseudoaneurysm of the great saphenous vein. Post-traumatic venous pseudoaneurysm should be considered among the differential diagnostic options of a subcutaneous non-pulsatile mass in patients with a history of physical trauma. Surgery was offered which was rejected by the patient. Further one month follow-up showed no change.