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Calf enlargement after femoro-popliteal bypass

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Paris, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

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.