Case 32-1992: A 72-Year-Old Man with a Mass in the Posterior Thigh

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, M. A. Simon, A. E. Rosenberg

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Presentation of Case A 72-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of a painful mass in the thigh. Three years earlier the patient became aware of swelling in the posterior portion of the right thigh. During the two months before entry the mass enlarged progressively; he began to have local pain while sitting, and after remaining seated for 30 to 60 minutes he experienced a sensation of “coolness” in the leg. An angiographic examination of the right common femoral, superficial femoral, and profunda femoris arteries was reported to show atherosclerosis but no indication that the mass was related to…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-418
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 6 1992
Externally publishedYes

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