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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 August;43(4):515-7

language: English

A rare case of atherosclerotic popliteal artery aneurysm in a young adult

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

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


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Pop­li­teal ­artery aneu­rysms are not so clin­i­cally fre­quent but are the ­most ­common periph­eral aneu­rysms. ­They usu­ally ­affect ­older men ­aged ­over 60 and are ­caused by ath­ero­scler­osis. When­ever ­they ­occur in ­younger men, ­other ­more ­unusual eti­ol­o­gies ­such ­as trauma, infec­tion, inflam­ma­tory arter­itis or pop­li­teal entrap­ment are respon­sible. In ­this ­paper we ­present the ­case of a ­young ­male ­with an ath­e­ros­cle­rotic pop­li­teal ­artery aneu­rysm ­without a his­tory of pen­e­trating ­trauma or ­other pos­sible eti­ol­o­gies.

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