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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 October;40(5):695-8
Popliteal venous aneurysms. Report of a case and review of the literature
Heymans O., Choghari Ch., Lemaitre J., Van Dueren E.
From the Department of Cardio-Vascular Surgery Civilian Hopital of Jumet, Liège, Belgium
Venous aneurysms are uncommon in the vascular pathology of the lower limb. They are more commonly encountered in the neck, thoracic veins and visceral veins. Involvement of the popliteal veins is not often encountered. These aneurysms often cause thrombosis and subsequently pulmonary embolism. Phlebography and duplex scanning give the most accurate diagnosis. As the risk of associated pulmonary embolism is high, elective surgery is recommended since it has been proven that proper anticoagulation treatment does not prevent the risk of pulmonary embolism.