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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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BETTEGA, Marcelo et al. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp.325-329. ISSN 1677-5449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492011000400013.

Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is the compression of the popliteal artery and is the main cause of intermittent claudication in young patients. An 18-year-old man was admitted at our service complaining of right foot paresthesia, coldness, and pallor that appeared 24 hours after physical activity. Posterior tibial and dorsal artery of foot pulses were not present in right lower limb. Diminished posterior tibial and dorsal artery of the foot pulses were found in left lower limb at dorsal flexion and forced plantar flexion. After surgery, both pulses were present. This syndrome is more frequent in men and its prevalence varies between 0.16 and 3.5%. Popliteal artery entrapment type III is most common. Non-treated entrapment can lead to embolism, thrombosis and post-stenotic aneurysms. The syndrome must be considered as a cause of lower limb pain specially in young men with intense sport practice history.

Keywords : popliteal artery; constriction; pathologic; surgery.

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