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Vascular leiomyosarcoma of the femoral vein: an unusual cause of a femoral triangle mass
  1. Neegam Narayanen1,
  2. Deirdre O’Hanlon2,
  3. Michael Murphy2 and
  4. Noel O’Brien2
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2 Department of General Surgery, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Deirdre O’Hanlon, deirdreohanlon{at}


Lumps in the femoral triangle are common. The differential diagnosis includes lymphadenopathy and femoral hernias. Rarer causes of lumps are saphena varix, femoral artery aneurysm or a psoas abscess. We present a leiomyosarcoma of the femoral vein that presented as a femoral triangle mass.

  • oncology
  • vascular surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors NN: wrote the manuscript and prepared images. DO’H: assisted in writing the manuscript. MM: reviewed the images and choose and described the features of interest. NO’B: assisted in preparation of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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