Popliteal Venous Aneurysm and Multiple Lower Extremity Varicose Veins Presenting with a Left-Sided Inferior Vena Cava

Masaya Nakashima, Masayoshi Kobayashi

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Abstract

A venous aneurysm is a relatively rare disease defined by cystic vasodilated lesions in a general vein. Popliteal venous aneurysm (PVA) is a rare clinical entity, and the first signs may be a thromboembolic event. They can cause potentially life-threatening diseases, such as pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. A left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC) is a common anomaly associated with venous thrombus, resulting in anatomical variations in the venous return from the lower limbs. The general vascular malformation of PVA and left-sided IVC should also be preoperatively understood because of the unpredictable risk of thromboembolic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367.e7-367.e10
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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