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Ankle pseudoaneurysm: distal posterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysm in a child following blunt trauma
  1. Karthigesu Aimanan1,2,
  2. Chan Hooi Chea1,2,
  3. Kim Ying Lim1 and
  4. Ashok Damodaran1
  1. 1 Surgery, Hospital Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
  2. 2 Surgery, SEGi College Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karthigesu Aimanan, karthi_abim{at}


Pseudoaneurysm of the ankle involving the posterior tibial artery is a rare presentation with only four paediatric cases previously reported in English literature. We report a new case following blunt trauma with the clinical presentation and management strategy. A 6-year-old boy presented with a pulsatile swelling at the medial aspect of ankle following a history of blunt trauma 3 weeks ago. Imaging confirmed pseudoaneurysm involving the distal posterior tibial artery. Excision of the pseudoaneurysm was performed without any complication.

  • vascular surgery
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • paediatrics
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  • Contributors KA involved in conception and design collection and assembly of data; drafting of the article and final approval of the article. CHC involved in conception and design; critical revision of the article for important intellectual content and final approval of the article. KYL involved in conception and design; collection and assembly of data and final approval of the article. AD involved in important intellectual content and final approval of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declard.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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