Popliteal Artery Entrapment

  • Luca di MarzoEmail author
  • Norman M. Rich

Case Report

A 26-year-old female presented with a 6-year history of cold foot, paraesthesia and cramping in both legs after intensive physical training. She was a recreational bodybuilder and complained of her symptoms mostly after sporting activity. Symptoms subsequently became more severe, with cramping requiring 20 min to release after sport.

Question 1

What is the presentation of cases with popliteal artery entrapment?
  1. A.

    The patient is often sporty with muscular calves.

  2. B.

    The patient often complains of rest pain or necrosis.

  3. C.

    The patient often complains of mild symptoms with paraesthesia, cold foot and cramping after intensive physical training.

  4. D.

    Venous complains are often encountered.

  5. E.

    Symptoms due to arterial embolisation are often present.

The patient smoked 20 cigarettes a day. Her past medical history included pancreatitis when she was 12 years old and tonsillectomy when she was 19 years old. On physical examination, she appeared healthy, with both legs...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery P ValdoniSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryF Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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