Tibioperoneal true aneurysm: case report and literature review

Faccenna, Federico and Alunno, Alessia and Felli, Marco Maria Giuseppe and Castiglione, Anna and Izzo, P. and Gossetti, Bruno and Stagnitti, Franco and Laurito, Antonella and Izzo, Luciano and Gattuso, Roberto (2011) Tibioperoneal true aneurysm: case report and literature review. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (8/9). pp. 379-383. ISSN 1971-145X

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Background. The true aneurysms of the infrapopliteal arteries are an unusual pathology with low incidence in the general population. They appear in the literature only as isolated case reports. True aneurysms of the infrapopliteal arteries represent a surgical problem, especially when a bifurcation is involved and when the distal vessels are affected by occlusive disease. Case report. A 67 year old man with an aneurysm which involved the tibioperoneal trunk and the origin of peroneal and posterior tibial arteries was surgical treated. At three months follow up, a duplex ultrasonography (DUS) control showed the bypass patency and the total exclusion of the aneurismal sac. Discussion. Although the aneurysms of the infrapopliteal arteries are very uncommon and often asymptomatic, their associated vascular lesions and/or ischemic complications can lead to high risk of limb loss. When the aneurysm is large and/or symptomatic, the surgical treatment becomes mandatory. A conservative treatment and DUS follow up could be reserved to elderly patients and when the aneurysm is small and asymptomatic. KEY WORDS: Aneurysm - Tibial artery - Surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aneurysm - Tibial artery - Surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 14:32
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 14:32
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/7691

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