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Saphenous mononeuropathy after popliteal vein aneurysm repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20065798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Saphenous mononeuropathy has been a well recognized consequence of lower extremity surgery. However, this complication has not been previously described with popliteal vein aneurysm repair.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a saphenous mononeuropathy after popliteal vein aneurysm repair. Her saphenous neuropathy was confirmed by nerve conduction studies. Her case gives us an opportunity to review saphenous mononeuropathy and its many different etiologies. We also review the role of electrodiagnostic studies in the diagnosis of saphenous mononeuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Though this particular iatrogenic injury has not previously been described, both neurologists and surgeons should be aware of this complication following popliteal vein aneurysm resection with saphenous vein interposition.
Anant M Shenoy; Janice Wiesman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neurologist     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2331-2637     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurologist     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-12     Completed Date:  2010-03-15     Revised Date:  2014-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503763     Medline TA:  Neurologist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / surgery*
Mononeuropathies / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Neural Conduction
Popliteal Vein / surgery*
Postoperative Complications*

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