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Vasc Specialist Int. 2016 Mar;32(1):33-6. doi: 10.5758/vsi.2016.32.1.33. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Tangential Resection of a Popliteal Vein Aneurysm in a Patient Complaining of Localized Popliteal Pain.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.


A 48-year old man presented with left popliteal pain. A 2.2×1.6 cm sized saccular aneurysm at the level of the left popliteal fossa was diagnosed by ultrasonography. Tangential aneurysmectomy and popliteal vein repair was performed uneventfully. The patient fared well for a year without symptoms. Popliteal vein aneurysms are rare and typically found in patients with fatal thromboembolic features without warning symptoms. Fortunately, our patient had localized pain which was helpful in its early diagnosis and treatment.


Aneurysm; Aneurysmectomy; Popliteal pain; Popliteal vein

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