Popliteal vein aneurysms (PVAs) can have serious consequences, including pulmonary embolism and death. We report a case of PVA in a previously healthy 58-year-old female with a history of pain in her right popliteal fossa for the past 3 years. Patient had no history of trauma or claudication of the right leg. Following a preoperative venogram to confirm the diagnosis, the PVA was dissected circumferentially through a posterior incision. The aneurysm was resected and repaired with lateral venorrhaphy. Patient had an uneventful recovery. Due to the possibility of severe consequences, if left untreated, early surgical repair is highly recommended whether the patient has symptoms or not.
- popliteal vein
- pulmonary embolism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine