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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 Aprile;43(2):231-3
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
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.