Case report of adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery presented with the "dog-leg" sign

G. Nano, I. Dalainas, R. Casana, S. Stegher, G. Malacrida, D. G. Tealdi

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Abstract

Advetitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery constitutes an infrequent cause of claudication in non-atherosclerotic young or middle-aged population. Here, we report the case of a 43-year-old female with adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery causing left lower leg claudication, detected by dupplex scanning. The angio-CT showed the "dog-leg" sign, typical of the aneurysm of the popliteal artery. Surgery was performed through the posterior approach. The cyst and the affected segment of the artery were successfully excised and replaced with an autogenous saphenous vein graft. In 1 year follow-up the graft is patent and the patient is completely asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Angiology
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Connective tissue disease, cystic
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Popliteal artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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