Vasc Spec Int.  2016 Mar;32(1):33-36. 10.5758/vsi.2016.32.1.33.

Tangential Resection of a Popliteal Vein Aneurysm in a Patient Complaining of Localized Popliteal Pain

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. j3thorax@chol.com

Abstract

A 48-year old man presented with left popliteal pain. A 2.2×1.6 cm sized saccular aneurysm at the level of the left popliteal fossa was diagnosed by ultrasonography. Tangential aneurysmectomy and popliteal vein repair was performed uneventfully. The patient fared well for a year without symptoms. Popliteal vein aneurysms are rare and typically found in patients with fatal thromboembolic features without warning symptoms. Fortunately, our patient had localized pain which was helpful in its early diagnosis and treatment.

Keyword

Aneurysm; Popliteal vein; Aneurysmectomy; Popliteal pain

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm*
Early Diagnosis
Humans
Popliteal Vein*
Ultrasonography
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