Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Paris, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular
1. Patient Presentation
A 23-year-old man suffered multiple leg fractures and leg ischemia following a car accident; he
was initially treated with femoro-popliteal bypass and bone immobilization with external fixations.
Two weeks later, he was admitted for enlargement of the leg at the level of the calf.
Echocardiography depicted a small soft-tissue lesion of the left atrium.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography was performed to look for a cause.