The Obturator Foramen Bypass

  • Jørgen J. Jørgensen
  • Andries J. Kroese
  • Lars E. Staxrud

Case Report

A 62-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of continuous pain in the left lower abdomen radiating to the groin. For several weeks, he had complained of general malaise, including tiredness and poor appetite, and diarrhoea once or twice per day. His general practitioner palpated a pulsating, tender mass in the left groin and referred him to the department of vascular surgery at the nearby university hospital. Three years previously, he had been operated upon with a Dacron aorto-bifemoral bypass for critical ischaemia and intermittent claudication in the left and right lower limbs, respectively. On admission, the patient was in a relatively good general condition, although his body temperature was 38.5 °C, pulse rate was 96 bpm, and blood tests showed an elevated sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein (CRP) and leucocyte count. Palpation of the left iliac fossa was slightly painful. The inguinal swelling was covered by erythematous skin and was estimated to be...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jørgen J. Jørgensen
    • 1
  • Andries J. Kroese
    • 1
  • Lars E. Staxrud
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryOslo University HospitalOsloNorway

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