Right popliteal vein aneurysm: a case report

Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Pamidi, Narendra and Somayaji, SN and Rao, Mohandas KG (2011) Right popliteal vein aneurysm: a case report. International Journal of Anatomical Variations, 4. pp. 61-62. ISSN 1308-4038

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Abstract

Venous aneurysms are rare. Popliteal venous aneurysm can lead to severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli and death if they remain undiagnosed or untreated. The authors report a case of popliteal vein aneurysm in the right popliteal fossa of a 60-year-old male cadaver. Most venous aneurysms have a congenital origin. An early diagnosis of popliteal venous aneurysm with ultrasound examination is essential prior to the occurrence of any thromboembolic or other major complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: [popliteal venous aneurysms] [pulmonary emboli] [clinical applications]
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 11:05
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2013 04:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2120

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