Popliteal vein aneurysm: an unusual source of pulmonary embolus

Walker, P. J., McClintock, S. and Fitridge, R. (1995) Popliteal vein aneurysm: an unusual source of pulmonary embolus. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 65 7: 544-547. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.1995.tb01805.x

Author Walker, P. J.
McClintock, S.
Fitridge, R.
Title Popliteal vein aneurysm: an unusual source of pulmonary embolus
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8682
Publication date 1995-07
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1995.tb01805.x
Volume 65
Issue 7
Start page 544
End page 547
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract A 78 year old woman developed repeated major pulmonary emboli following nasal resection for recurrent basal cell carcinoma. Lower extremity venography performed prior to planned insertion of an inferior vena caval filter unexpectedly revealed a large thrombus-containing aneurysm of the proximal popliteal vein. The aneurysm was excised and the vein repaired by lateral suture. Anticoagulation was continued for 3 months postoperatively. There were no further episodes of pulmonary embolism and popliteal vein patency was confirmed by duplex ultrasound 3 months postoperatively. The literature pertaining to these rare popliteal venous aneurysms is reviewed.
Keyword Major pulmonary emboli
Popliteal vein
Venous aneurysm
Rare cause
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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