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Rev Med Suisse. 2013 Feb 6;9(372):311-4.

[Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome].

[Article in French]

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Service d'angiologie, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.


Popliteal entrapment is a rare compression syndrome involving vascular (and neurologic) structures of the popliteal fossa. In this article we review the popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES). PAES is a cause of intermittent claudication that can be, although rarely, complicated with acute limb-threatening ischemia. PAES occurs more often in young adult. Concerning pathophysiology, PAES is provoked by an abnormal relationship between popliteal artery and muscular-tendon structures within the popliteal fossa. A surgical repair is usually required to resolve mechanical compression or vascular damage.

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