Femoral artery blowout syndrome following radical vulvectomy and radiation therapy

Ginekol Pol. 2022 Jul 27. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2022.0057. Online ahead of print.


Arterial blowout syndrome has mostly been described in carotid arteries and has been attributed to factors associated with head and neck neoplasia, radical resection, and a history of irradiation. Only sporadic cases have been described in other arteries. Herein we present a case of the femoral artery blowout syndrome, six months after radical surgery of the vulva and radiation therapy.

Keywords: blowout syndrome; femoral artery; vulvar cancer.