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Popliteal artery agenesis: a new anatomic variant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2231969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Agenesis of the popliteal artery has not been described as a vascular anomaly in the lower extremity. This case report describes congenital absence of the popliteal artery discovered during operative exploration after a traumatic injury to the lower extremity. The preoperative arteriogram suggested acute occlusion of the popliteal artery. Intraoperative exploration and arteriography were consistent with agenesis of the popliteal arterial segment, and postmortem examination confirmed these arteriographic and intraoperative observations. Embryologically, failure of the middle portion of the sciatic artery to persist would account for this anomaly. A review of series reporting congenital anomalies of the lower extremity vasculature failed to discover previous mention of this particular abnormality. Agenesis of the popliteal artery should be included among those vascular anomalies that may affect management of lower extremity vascular disease.
R F Neville; C D Franco; R J Anderson; F T Padberg; R W Hobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-20     Completed Date:  1990-12-20     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Medical and Dentistry/New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark.
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MeSH Terms
Popliteal Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography

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