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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Srinivasa R Sirisnagandla, Narendra Pamidi*, Somayaji SN and Mohandas Rao
 
1 Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (ICHS), Manipal, Karnataka, India
 
*Correspondence: Narendra Pamidi, Senior Grade Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), International Centre for Health Sciences, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India, Tel: +91 820 2922642, Email: [email protected]

Received: 13-Jul-2010 Accepted Date: Dec 29, 2010; Published: 27-Mar-2011

Citation: IJAV. 2011; 4: 61–62.

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Abstract

Venous aneurysms are rare. Popliteal venous aneurysm can lead to severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli and death if they remain undiagnosed or untreated. The authors report a case of popliteal vein aneurysm in the right popliteal fossa of a 60-year-old male cadaver. Most venous aneurysms have a congenital origin. An early diagnosis of popliteal venous aneurysm with ultrasound examination is essential prior to the occurrence of any thromboembolic or other major complications.

 

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