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Bilateral giant femoropopliteal artery aneurysms: a case report.

Perdikides TP, Avgerinos E, Christianakis E, Fotis T, Chronopoulos A, Siafakas KX, Pashalidis N, Filippou DK - J Med Case Rep (2008)

Bottom Line: Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral.Both aneurysms were resected and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) femoropopliteal interposition graft was placed successfully.Management and literature review are discussed.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hellenic Airforce Hospital, Galatsi, Athens, Greece. perdik@otenet.gr

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral. Acute limb ischemia, rupture and compression phenomena can complicate these aneurysms when the diameter exceeds 2 cm.

Case presentation: We report an 82-year-old male patient with two giant femoropopliteal aneurysms, 10.5 and 8.5 cm diameters, managed in our institution. Both aneurysms were resected and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) femoropopliteal interposition graft was placed successfully. Management and literature review are discussed.

Conclusion: We believe this is the first report in the medical literature of bilateral giant femoropopliteal aneurysms.

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CT angiography results. A, B: 3D CT angiograms indicating the functional lumen of the two femoropopliteal aneurysms. C: CT scan indicating the maximum diameters of the popliteal aneurysms (10.5 cm on the right, 8.5 cm on the left).
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Figure 1: CT angiography results. A, B: 3D CT angiograms indicating the functional lumen of the two femoropopliteal aneurysms. C: CT scan indicating the maximum diameters of the popliteal aneurysms (10.5 cm on the right, 8.5 cm on the left).

Mentions: The diagnosis of femoropopliteal aneurysms was suspected. Diagnostic assessment included multi-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) angiography which revealed two huge femoropopliteal aneurysms. The right one had a maximum diameter of 10.5 cm and the left a maximum diameter of 8.5 cm (Figure 1).


Bilateral giant femoropopliteal artery aneurysms: a case report.

Perdikides TP, Avgerinos E, Christianakis E, Fotis T, Chronopoulos A, Siafakas KX, Pashalidis N, Filippou DK - J Med Case Rep (2008)

CT angiography results. A, B: 3D CT angiograms indicating the functional lumen of the two femoropopliteal aneurysms. C: CT scan indicating the maximum diameters of the popliteal aneurysms (10.5 cm on the right, 8.5 cm on the left).
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Figure 1: CT angiography results. A, B: 3D CT angiograms indicating the functional lumen of the two femoropopliteal aneurysms. C: CT scan indicating the maximum diameters of the popliteal aneurysms (10.5 cm on the right, 8.5 cm on the left).
Mentions: The diagnosis of femoropopliteal aneurysms was suspected. Diagnostic assessment included multi-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) angiography which revealed two huge femoropopliteal aneurysms. The right one had a maximum diameter of 10.5 cm and the left a maximum diameter of 8.5 cm (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral.Both aneurysms were resected and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) femoropopliteal interposition graft was placed successfully.Management and literature review are discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hellenic Airforce Hospital, Galatsi, Athens, Greece. perdik@otenet.gr

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral. Acute limb ischemia, rupture and compression phenomena can complicate these aneurysms when the diameter exceeds 2 cm.

Case presentation: We report an 82-year-old male patient with two giant femoropopliteal aneurysms, 10.5 and 8.5 cm diameters, managed in our institution. Both aneurysms were resected and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) femoropopliteal interposition graft was placed successfully. Management and literature review are discussed.

Conclusion: We believe this is the first report in the medical literature of bilateral giant femoropopliteal aneurysms.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus