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A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery


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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 April;42(2):241-4

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Pseudo-aneurysm of the popliteal artery by femoral exostosis in a young child

Cardon A., Aillet S., Ledu J., Kerdiles Y.

From the Vas­cular ­Unit, Hop­ital Sud, ­Rennes, ­France

Exos­tosis is a sol­i­tary ­benign ­bone ­tumor fre­quently ­observed in chil­dren. It may be ­totally quies­cent or pro­voke com­pli­ca­tions. We ­report a ­case of ­pseudo-aneu­rysm of the pop­li­teal ­artery ­caused by an exos­tosis on the ­lower met­a­physis of the ­femur in a 12-­year-old boy. ­This ­unusual com­pli­ca­tion ­mostly ­reported in ­young ­males (­mean age 19 ­years) ­occurs in the con­text of an ­initial ­trauma in ­half the ­cases. Sur­gical treat­ment is a ­semi-emer­gency ­requiring ­both ­bone and arte­rial ­repair. Pre­ven­tive sur­gery ­should be dis­cussed for all ­cases of exos­tosis ­with a ­risk of arte­rial ­damage due to the ­gravity of the poten­tial vas­cular com­pli­ca­tions.

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