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Emergency Medicine

Answer 4
  1. Expanding pseudoaneurysm. All of the answers are complications of a femoral artery injury, including iatrogenic injury due to angiography. However, the case describes delayed-onset symptoms and a pulsatile mass most consistent with an expanding pseudoaneurysm. An infected pseudoaneurysm, in addition to other signs of infection, would likely be tender. The onset of symptoms from acute nerve injury would have occurred much sooner, not 1 week after the procedure.

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