Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Blunt Knee TraumaÃ¯Â¿Â½A Case Report
Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala State, India
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 12 doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2013.03.0012
Received: 29 Aug., 2013 Accepted: 30 Aug., 2013 Published: 30 Aug., 2013
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Pseudoaneurysms of the popliteal artery arising from blunt knee trauma is an exceedingly rare condition and to our knowledge only less than 20 cases have been reported so far. We present the case of a 72 year old lady who presented with painful pulsatile swelling left popliteal fossa. Investigations revealed a large pseudoaneurysm of the left popliteal artery. She was treated by aneurysmectomy and reconstruction with an interposition PTFE graft. We are reporting this case for the rarity of its occurrence and because the possibility of such a pathology should be kept in mind when evaluating popliteal fossa swellings.
Pseudoaneurysm; Popliteal artery; Blunt trauma
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