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Ann Vasc Dis. 2010;3(2):157-9. doi: 10.3400/avd.AVDcr01014. Epub 2010 Sep 13.

A case of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome with chronic total occlusion.

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Department of Vascular Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.


Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is rare congenital anomaly that occurs due to compression of the popliteal artery by adjacent musculotendinous structures. We report a 54-year-old woman with PAES of total popliteal arterial occlusion was successfully treated by release of the muscle bundle and reconstruction of the popliteal artery. Pathologic examination revealed that the extracted portion of the popliteal artery had chronic total occlusion with fibrosis and destruction of internal elastic membrane. We should deliberate whether we reconstruct the popliteal artery in addition to release of the aberrant muscle bundle due to the preoperative examination to prevent the reoperation.


CT angiography; chronic total occlusion; popliteal artery entrapment syndrome

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