Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2008 • VOLUME 14 • №2

ANEURYSM OF THE POPLITEAL VEIN. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A CASE REPORT

Dan V.N., Sapelkin S.V., Timina I.E., Mandzhikyan O.P.
A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery under the Russian Federal Agency on HighTechnology Medical Care,
Moscow, Russia

The article deals with a brief review of the literature dedicated to rather an uncommonly encountered pathology of the major veins, i.e., an aneurysm of the popliteal vein. Described herein are variants of the clinical pattern and possible complications, with an emphasis placed on methods of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of tumourlike neoplasms in the infragenicular region. Also presented is a clinical case report of successful treatment of a female patient diagnosed with a popliteal vein aneurysm.

KEY WORDS: venous aneurysm, popliteal vein, autovenous prosthetic reconstruction.

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