Popliteal Venous Aneurysm as a Source of Pulmonary Emboli in a Male: Case Report

Jack Jr., Clifford R.; Sharma, Rajinder; Vemuri, Ramesh Babu
January 1984
Angiology;Jan1984, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
A 48 year old male was admitted with pulmonary emboli. Subsequent investigation revealed the most probable source to be a left sided popliteal venous aneurysm. A second venogram performed shortly after the first did indeed reveal thrombus originating in the aneurysm and propagating up the superficial femoral vein. Popliteal venous aneurysm is an extremely rare entity, which heretofore has been described only in female patients.


Related Articles

  • Venous Disease. Rutherford, Robert B. // Journal of Surgical Radiology;Jul2011, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p318 

    A quiz concerning venous disease is presented.

  • Chapter 59: VEINS - VARICOSE VEINS, ULCERS, PHLEBITIS.  // Understanding Surgery;2001, p223 

    The article focuses on varicose veins, ulcers and phlebitis. The venous system is the low pressure system which brings poorly oxygenated blood back to the heart and to the lungs to be re-oxygenated. Because the blood flows towards the lungs, debris or clots in the veins can be swept into the...

  • A popliteal venous aneurysm with deep venous thrombosis in the contralateral calf: report of a case. Ikeda, Akihiko; Kawamata, Takeshi; Konishi, Taisuke; Matsuzaki, Kanji; Jikuya, Tomoaki // Surgery Today;Oct2014, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p1966 

    Although a popliteal venous aneurysm is a rare entity, it is an important cause of pulmonary embolism (PE), which is occasionally life-threatening. We herein report a case of a popliteal venous aneurysm with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the contralateral calf. A 65-year-old male, who...

  • VTE: What Are the Risks?  // American Family Physician;2/1/2011, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p1 

    This article provides patient information on venous thromboembolism (VTE), which happens when a blood clot forms in a large vein deep in the body. This clot is called a deep venous thrombosis and usually occurs in the leg. If the blood clot forms in the lungs, or if a part of the blood clot in...

  • Thrombophlebitis: Diagnosis, Sequelae, and Therapeutic Options. Dagher, Fuad J. // Vascular Surgery;Jul/Aug1981, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p231 

    Discusses the acute stage, pulmonary embolism and chronic venous insufficiency associated with thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism. Description of acute thrombophlebitis; Cause of pulmonary embolism; Comparison between emergency pulmonary embolectomy and medical management; Details on the...

  • Vena Cava Filters: Why, When, What, How? Chiou, Andy C.; Biggs, Kristen L.; Matsumura, Jon S. // Perspectives in Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy;Dec2005, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p329 

    Pulmonary emboli, a potentially lethal venous thromboembolic complication, is a potentially preventable morbidity or mortality that surgeons should consider in the perioperative period or in high-risk patients. Prophylactic inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement offers a high protection rate...

  • Caval filter placement for pulmonary embolism in a patient with a deep vein thrombosis and primary intracerebral haemorrhage. BARTON, ALAN L.; DUDLEY, NIGEL J. // Age & Ageing;Mar2002, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p144 

    Treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolic disease when full anticoagulation is absolutely or relatively contraindicated is difficult. We report on a case where the chosen treatment proved unsuccessful. Our patient had a primary intracerebral haemorrhage, complicated by a proximal...

  • Mobile Right Atrial Thrombus with Pulmonary Thromboembolism in a Patient with Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Disseminated Tumor Thrombosis. Panduranga, Prashanth; Al-Mukhaini, Mohammed; Ratnam, Lakshmi; Al-Harthy, Salim // Heart Views;Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p173 

    We report a 61-year-old male patient who presented with one month history of exertional dyspnea, persistent dry cough, abdominal pain with distension, poor appetite, and weight loss. This case illustrates a rare presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma with mobile right atrial thrombus and...

  • The LONFLIT4-VENORUTON Study A Randomized Trial Prophylaxis of Flight-Edema in Normal Subjects. Belcaro, Gianni; Cesarone, Maria Rosaria; Nicolaides, Andrew N.; Geroulakos, George; Acerbi, Giovanni; Candiani, Carlo; Griffin, Maura; Bavera, Peter; Dugall, Mark; Brandolini, Rossella; Di Renzo, Andrea; Ricci, Andrea; Ippolito, Edmondo; Winford, Michelle; Golden, Gerard // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Jan2003, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p19 

    This study evaluated the protective effects of Venoruton on the development of flight edema in normal subjects travelling in economy in long-haul flights (8-9 hours). Edema is a relevant aspect of long-haul flights affecting both venous patients and normal subjects. Edema and flight...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics