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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 April;43(2):231-3

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language: English

Popliteal venous aneurysms: involvement of tibial nerve in aneurysmal wall

Flores J. A., Nishibe T., Kudo F., Watanabe T., Miyazaki K., Yasuda K.

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan


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Primary pop­li­teal ­venous aneu­rysms ­are ­very ­rare vas­cu­lar abnor­mal­ities, ­with 50 cas­es report­ed in ­the English lit­er­a­ture. Thromboembolic com­pli­ca­tions ­are com­mon in pop­li­teal ­venous aneu­rysms. Since med­i­cal treat­ment ­has ­been ­proved inad­e­quate, sur­gi­cal ­repair is rec­om­mend­ed ­with a min­i­mum ­time ­delay. However, it ­involves ­some ­risk ­because of ­the com­plex anat­o­my of ­the pop­li­teal ­space. We ­report on a ­case of pop­li­teal ­venous aneu­rysm, in ­which ­the tibi­al ­nerve ­was ­involved in ­the aneu­rys­mal ­wall ­and ­was ­injured by sur­gi­cal ­repair.

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