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BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.12.2010.3607
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

When a groin lump is more than a simple groin lump

  1. T Graja1
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Broomfield, Chelmsford, UK
  2. 2Division of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College of London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Malietzis, gmalietzis{at}hotmail.com

Summary

Groin lump secondary to avulsion fracture of the adductor muscles of the middle thigh in the absence of any hernia is rare. The authors discuss a case of a young footballer who presented with a painful groin swelling. Surgical exploration revealed that the cause of the lump was an avulsion fracture of the adductor muscles.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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