Nontraumatic aneurysms affecting crural arteries: Case report and review of the literature

Luis R. Leon, Shemuel Benn Psalms, Shawn Stevenson, Joseph L. Mills

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Aneurysms involving the infrapopliteal arteries are rare, with most cases being attributed to a previous traumatic event. Mycotic aneurysms in this location are even more uncommon. Owing to their infrequency, these aneurysms represent a difficult diagnostic challenge. We present a case of a symptomatic anterior tibial artery aneurysm in a 59-year-old male with a medical history significant only for an episode of bacterial endocarditis, subsequently requiring an aortic valve replacement. Surgical repair was performed with a popliteal to anterior tibial bypass with a reversed saphenous vein graft. The patient's recovery was uneventful. We also reviewed the literature on this type of aneurysm to assess the incidence, etiology, options for treatment, and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-108
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Infected aneurysms
  • Mycotic aneurysms
  • Tibial arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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