Popliteal venous aneurysms

David Winchester, William H Pearce*, Walter J. McCarthy, Gregory S. McGee, James S T Yao

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Abstract

Popliteal venous aneurysms are rarely reported but represent a potentially life-threatening condition requiring accurate diagnosis and surgical resection. Newer techniques including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and color flow duplex imaging offer new noninvasive methods to define popliteal fossa venous abnormalities. Excision of the aneurysm with venous reconstruction removes the embolie source and maintains prograde venous flow. A posterior surgical approach to the popliteal fossa is recommended to facilitate exposure. Early control of venous outflow is needed to avoid thromboembolism. This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of popliteal venous aneurysms in three patients with a review of the English-language literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-607
Number of pages8
JournalSurgery
Volume114
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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