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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 August;43(4):515-7
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
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.