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Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2369299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this article was to describe popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, which is a cause of intermittent claudication in a young person, and to illustrate the importance of early diagnosis for successful treatment of this entity. A case report of a 28-year-old man with popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is presented. This patient had a classic history of calf pain that worsened with walking and was relieved by rest, running, or bicycle riding. Physical examination revealed evidence of ischemia in the distal extremity, and arteriography demonstrated signs of chronic occlusive disease. Early treatment might have included surgical release of the popliteal artery and arterial grafting. Due to extensive vascular disease, grafting was not possible and a below-knee amputation was performed. It is therefore essential to diagnose popliteal artery syndrome early for appropriate management.
S M White; C M Witten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-14     Completed Date:  1990-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Constriction, Pathologic
Diagnosis, Differential
Intermittent Claudication / etiology
Popliteal Artery / radiography*

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