Open Repair of a Giant Popliteal Artery Aneurysm Presenting with Nerve Compression Symptoms

Vasc Specialist Int. 2021 Mar 31;37(1):37-40. doi: 10.5758/vsi.200077.


Popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) is a rare vascular disease, especially in women, and presents with various symptoms, ranging from being asymptomatic to rupture or acute life-threatening ischemia. We have presented a case of PAA in an 81-yearold woman complaining of tingling sensations in her leg. Computed tomography revealed a large 10-cm sized PAA. Because of the compression related symptoms, an open repair approach was selected and performed successfully via a posterior approach, including partial aneurysm resection and interposition graft with a reversed saphenous vein.

Keywords: Bypass surgery; Limb salvage; Neuralgia; Popliteal artery; Saccular aneurysm.

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