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A Journal on Angiology

Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0392-9590

Online ISSN 1827-1839


International Angiology 2002 September;21(3):280-3


Arteriovenous fistula of the lateral superior and inferior geniculate arteries. A unique cause of a “recurrent prepatellar bursa”

Karkos C. D. 1, Sampath S. A. C. 2, Bury R. 3, Mohandas P. 1,2, Forrest L. 1

1 Depart­ment of Sur­gery, 2 Trau­ma & Ortho­pe­dics and 3 Radiol­o­gy, Black­pool Vic­tor­ia Hos­pi­tal, Black­pool, Eng­land, UK

We ­report a pre­vi­ous­ly undoc­u­ment­ed case of an arter­i­ov­e­nous fis­tu­la of the super­i­or and infe­ri­or lat­er­al genic­u­late arter­ies pre­sent­ing with what was ­thought to be a recur­rent prep­a­tel­lar bursa requir­ing repeat­ed drain­age and exci­sion. The diag­no­sis was made by arter­i­og­ra­phy. Sur­gi­cal explo­ra­tion and liga­tion of the feed­ing and drain­ing ves­sels, via a pos­te­ri­or ­approach, alle­vi­at­ed the symp­toms. Vas­cu­lar inju­ry ­should be sus­pect­ed in ­patients pre­sent­ing with recur­rent post­op­er­a­tive hemat­o­mas or hemar­thros­es fol­low­ing sur­gery on the knee.

language: English


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