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Presentation of a true aneurysm of the left antecubital vein.
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PMID:  20471207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A venous aneurysm is defined as a dilatation of a localized segment of vein occurring in most major veins, affecting the lower extremities the most and the upper extremities the least, occurring equally between sexes at any age. A 62-year-old man was referred to our polyclinic's cardiovascular surgery department. He presented with a 27-year history of a swelling in the left antecubital fossa. He complained of its increase in size, worsening pain, and paresthesia. Examination of the left antecubital fossa revealed a painless, soft, nonpulsatile mass 3-4 cm in size with no palpable thrill. A Duplex ultrasound scan of the mass displayed an aneurysm of 4 x 3 x 3 cm in the left antecubital vein. His past medical history included repeated nephrolithotomies. The aneurysm was dissected and excised. The patient was discharged on the second postoperative day. Surgery should be performed in cases such as the presence of local discomfort, swelling, and paresthesia for the relief of symptoms.
Garip Altintas; Anil Ozen; Adem Diken; M Ali Ozatik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694.e15-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Crown Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Egitim Arastirma Hastanesi, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Arm / blood supply*
Dilatation, Pathologic
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Veins / pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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