Thrombosis of popliteal artery aneurysm with cutaneous microembolism of toes

Harilal Nambiar, Robin George Manappallil, Pramod Valayanad, Anoop Madayambath


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.


Popliteal artery aneurysms, Peripheral arterial aneurysms, Cutaneous microembolism

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