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Case report
Endovascular repair of spontaneous popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm
  1. Sergio Quilici Belczak,
  2. Leonardo Garcia Góes and
  3. Vanessa Stefaniak
  1. Department of Vascular Surgery, Centro Universitário São Camilo, São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Leonardo Garcia Góes; Leonardo.goes47{at}gmail.com; Dr Sergio Quilici Belczak; belczak{at}gmail.com; Vanessa Stefaniak; Van_stefaniak{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Popliteal artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and are generally associated with local trauma, such as orthopaedic surgery or expansile bone lesions in the popliteal fossa. The authors describe a case of popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm in a 24-year-old man. A thorough workup revealed no history of trauma, invasive procedures, vasculitis or any other factors that could constitute a probable cause of the pseudoaneurysm. However, as the patient practices running, it is not possible to rule out minor previous trauma that has not been noticed.

  • cardiovascular system
  • vascular surgery
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  • Contributors SQB participated in planning, conduct, reporting, design and drawing, data acquisition and data analysis and interpretation. LGG participated in planning, reporting, design and drawing, data acquisition and data analysis and interpretation.VS participated in planning, reporting, design and drawing, data acquisition and data analysis and interpretation.

  • 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 declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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

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