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Phlebology. 2014 Jun;29(5):325-7. doi: 10.1258/phleb.2012.012114. Epub 2013 May 3.

Pulmonary embolism due to popliteal vein aneurysm: approach and surgical treatment - a case report.

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1
Department of Vascular Surgery, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome claudiamaggiore@tiscali.it.
2
Department of Vascular Surgery, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome.

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is the first presentation in 70-80% in patients with aneurysm of popliteal vein. We present a case of young man admitted in our hospital with respiratory distress, tachycardia and D-dimer >3000 mg/dL. The observation of pulmonary embolism required the placement of a caval temporary filter before the surgical treatment. The use of temporary filter is recommended in symptomatic patients for thromboembolic phenomena, and when ultrasound detects the presence of floating thrombus.

KEYWORDS:

popliteal fossa; pulmonary embolism; temporary caval filter

PMID:
23571752
DOI:
10.1258/phleb.2012.012114
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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