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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