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Bilateral infrapopliteal artery aneurysms

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Annals of Vascular Surgery


The authors report the case of a 37-year-old man with bilateral posterior tibial artery aneurysms and concomitant collagen vascular disease. The patient initially presented with pain and swelling of the calves. The diagnosis was made by duplex scan and confirmed with arteriography. Diagnostic studies later verified the presence of a lupus-like syndrome. To date, 10 patients with aneurysms of the infrapopliteal arteries have been reported in the literature; four of these have had associated systemic diseases. These reports are reviewed; their clinical manifestations are discussed, and a treatment plan for these uncommon lesions is presented.

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Katz, S.G., Kohl, R.D. & Razack, N. Bilateral infrapopliteal artery aneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery 6, 168–170 (1992).

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