A giant aneurysm of the popliteal vein

Ella Voort, Marianne de Maeseneer

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Abstract

Popliteal vein aneurysm is a rare diagnosis, associated with a 70 % risk of pulmonary embolism, sometimes even with fatal evolution. Surgery dramatically reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism. We report a case of a 66-year-old man with recurrent pulmonary embolism and a giant popliteal venous aneurysm (9.3 x 4 x 4 cm) presenting at our dermatological clinic.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalVasa. Journal of Vascular Diseases
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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