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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, pp. 61-64
Bioline Code: mj15022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, pp. 61-64

 en Case of Pseudoaneurysm Mimicking a Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Diagnostic Pitfall
Albert, Sandeep; Daniel, Sanju; Gouse, Mohamad & Cherian, Vinu Mathew


Pseudoaneurysms represent a pulsating encapsulated hematoma in communication with the lumen of a ruptured vessel. We present a 33-year-old male with a pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoris artery. At presentation and on further evaluation, he was diagnosed with a possible soft tissue sarcoma of the distal thigh. Catastrophic haemorrhage occurred at the time of a planned, elective open biopsy. This case report emphasises the importance of considering pseudoaneurysm as a crucial differential diagnosis in atypical swellings and scrutinising all suspected soft tissue tumours with a contrast study or a Doppler ultrasound.

pseudoaneurysm; soft tissue sarcoma; haematoma; foreign body; soft tissue injuries

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