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J Korean Soc Vasc Surg. 2005 Nov;21(2):171-174. English. Case Report.
Kim JH , Cho YP , Ahn JH , Choi SJ , Kang GH , Han MS , Jang HJ , Kim YH , Kwak JH , Choi YB .
Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul Asan Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea. ypcho@gnah.co.kr
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea.
Department of Diagnostic Pathology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea.
Abstract

Aneurysms of the infrapopliteal arteries are rare and they are commonly associated with trauma. We report here on a rare case of a true aneurysm of the posterior tibial artery in a sixty-year-old female. There was no history of trauma, and the serologic tests for the possibility of vasculitis were all negative. The color Doppler ultrasound examination and the multi-detector computed tomographic scan confirmed the diagnosis of a posterior tibial artery aneurysm and these tests revealed no evidence of aneurysms or occlusive lesions in the other arteries. Aneurysmectomy and end-to-end microvascular anastomosis were performed successfully. Preoperative multi- detector computed tomographic scanning is a valuable, noninvasive diagnostic tool to delineate not only the state of the aneurysm, but also that of the distal arterial tree.

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