Right popliteal vein aneurysm: a case report

Srinivasa R Sirisnagandla, Narendra Pamidi, Somayaji SN , Mohandas Rao

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Venous aneurysms are rare. Popliteal venous aneurysm can lead to severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli and death if they remain undiagnosed or untreated. The authors report a case of popliteal vein aneurysm in the right popliteal fossa of a 60-year-old male cadaver. Most venous aneurysms have a congenital origin. An early diagnosis of popliteal venous aneurysm with ultrasound examination is essential prior to the occurrence of any thromboembolic or other major complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61–62.
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Anatomical Variations
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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