Treatment of a symptomatic popliteal pseudoaneurysm using a stent-graft and ultrasound-guided evacuation of the haematoma

Michel M.P.J. Reijnen, Willem De Rhoter, Clark J. Zeebregts

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Abstract

The development of endovascular repair of true popliteal aneurysms has provided an alternative, minimal invasive way of treatment. We present a case of successful emergency endovascular repair of a symptomatic popliteal pseudoaneurysm and percutaneous drainage of the haematoma. An 80-year-old patient with cardiac co-morbidity presented with a symptomatic pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery, following a mild blunt trauma. We excluded the aneurysm with a stent-graft. This was followed by ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of the haematoma, leading to an immediate relief of pain, and resolved the pressure on the skin. Patient recovered well, and the follow-up was uneventful. Endovascular repair of a symptomatic popliteal pseudoaneurysm is feasible. Additional ultrasound-guided drainage of the haematoma may relieve pain and prevent skin necrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endovascular repair
  • Haematoma
  • Mild blunt trauma
  • Symptomatic popliteal pseudoaneurysm
  • Ultrasound-guided

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