Ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm.

  title={Ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm.},
  author={Karl A. Illig and Matthew J. Eagleton and Cynthia E K Shortell and Kenneth Ouriel and James A Deweese and Richard M. Green},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={27 4},
Popliteal artery aneurysms rarely rupture. We treated a 91-year-old man who presented with a deep venous thrombosis and anemia; rupture of a popliteal artery aneurysm was suspected only after compartment syndrome isolated to the thigh developed as the result of bleeding. Although fasciotomy was required on the basis of the clinical examination alone, the cause of the problem, operative strategy, and definitive treatment (i.e., resection and bypass) were clarified by the preoperative computed… CONTINUE READING


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