A challenging hernia: primary venous aneurysm of the proximal saphenous vein

Tschuor, Ch ; Dindo, D. ; Clavien, P.-A ; Hahnloser, D.

In: Hernia, 2013, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 111-113

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    Summary
    Introduction: Primary venous aneurysm is a rare, but essential consideration in the differential diagnosis of an inguinal and femoral hernia. Methods: We report a case of a 43-year-old man who was referred for evaluation and treatment of a femoral hernia. Results: The patient presented with a 3-month history of an asymptomatic tumor on his right upper inner thigh. Physical examination noted a non-tender, non-indurated tumor. Conclusion: Surgical exploration demonstrated a primary venous aneurysm of the proximal saphenous vein