Thrombosis of popliteal artery aneurysm with cutaneous microembolism of toes

Authors

  • Harilal Nambiar Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Robin George Manappallil Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3973-6800
  • Pramod Valayanad Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Anoop Madayambath Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20195147

Keywords:

Popliteal artery aneurysms, Peripheral arterial aneurysms, Cutaneous microembolism

Abstract

Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) are rare, and usually affect men over 60 years of age with established cardiovascular disease due to atherosclerosis. They can also be congenital or can occur due to trauma, mycotic aneurysm, popliteal entrapment or inflammatory arteritis. This is a case of a 95 year old male, with history of recent subdural hematoma, who presented with acute onset right lower limb pain and edema. He was found to have right PAA with thrombosis which was throwing cutaneous microemboli to the toes. He underwent open aneurysm repair with Dacron graft and thrombectomy and improved.

Author Biographies

Harilal Nambiar, Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Chief,

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Robin George Manappallil, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Consultant,

Department of Internal Medicine

Pramod Valayanad, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Consultant,

Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia

Anoop Madayambath, Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Consultant,

Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging

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2019-10-24

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