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Popliteal arteriovenous fistula due to a gunshot injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20599348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 22-year-old man who presented with a popliteal arteriovenous fistula after a gunshot injury to his right knee. The diagnosis, made in the Emergency Department, was confirmed by arteriography, allowing quick therapeutic intervention. The lesions to the popliteal artery and vein were repaired with a double venous bypass, followed by relieving fasciotomy. Satisfactory clinical results were achieved after 2 months and magnetic resonance imaging revealed normal permeability of the vascular axes. Three years after his operation, our patient has normal function of his knee. The physiopathology, diagnostic difficulties, and management of this type of lesion are discussed with a review of the literature.
Guillaume Lebreton; André-Pierre Uzel; Jocelyn Celerien; Francois Roques; Michel Deneuville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952.e17-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardio-Vasculaire, CHU, Fort de France, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Fascia / surgery
Knee Injuries / complications*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Popliteal Artery / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Grafting
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*
Young Adult

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