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Venous Popliteal Aneurysm

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Venous aneurysms are an uncommon finding yet important to understand because they can have very serious ramifications. They are associated with pulmonary emboli, venous thrombosis, and, in some cases, death. Although no clear consensus has been reached regarding the cause of venous aneurysms or their treatment, their presence is of concern. In the case presented, a man in his eighties was admitted to our institution for an intracranial bleed. During his hospitalization, a computed tomography angiography was obtained because of shortness of breath. The test was positive for pulmonary emboli. A venous Doppler was subsequently performed and that demonstrated an occlusive thrombus in a popliteal venous aneurysm.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: March 1, 2010

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  • The Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU) is the official journal of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. It consists of original scientific and educational articles, case studies, book reviews, technical reviews, ultrasound principle reviews, viewpoints, letters to the editor, and CME tests. Regular reading of JVU, published quarterly, will keep you current in your field and provide essential information that can be applied in your practice.

    Previously known as the Journal of Vascular Technology - View Volumes 16-26 here
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