Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
versión impresa ISSN 1677-5449
THOMAZINHO, Fernando et al. Popliteal vein aneurysm: case report and review of the literature. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.3, pp. 262-265. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492008000300012.
Venous aneurysms are considered to be a rare disease; however they can be a potential cause for the development of thromboembolism. They are mostly detected by physical examination or imaging exams. Symptomatic aneurysms of the popliteal vein must be surgically treated, due to high risk of recurrent pulmonary embolism. The most widely used procedure is tangential aneurysmectomy and lateral venorrhaphy. If not possible, the aneurysm should be removed and a venous reconstruction should be performed. The authors report a case of a patient with a popliteal vein aneurysm measuring 47 mm in diameter. Tangential aneurysmectomy and lateral venorrhaphy were successfully used for treatment.
Palabras llave : Aneurysm; vein; surgery.