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Popliteal venous aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8367818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Popliteal venous aneurysms are rarely reported but represent a potentially life-threatening condition requiring accurate diagnosis and surgical resection. Newer techniques including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and color flow duplex imaging offer new noninvasive methods to define popliteal fossa venous abnormalities. Excision of the aneurysm with venous reconstruction removes the embolic source and maintains prograde venous flow. A posterior surgical approach to the popliteal fossa is recommended to facilitate exposure. Early control of venous outflow is needed to avoid thromboembolism. This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of popliteal venous aneurysms in three patients with a review of the English-language literature.
D Winchester; W H Pearce; W J McCarthy; G S McGee; J S Yao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-07     Completed Date:  1993-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  600-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Popliteal Vein* / radiography,  surgery

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