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Case report
Endovascular repair of spontaneous popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm


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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