Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259

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Management of the Primary Popliteal Vein Aneurysm: Case Report
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat
2Departments of Pathology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat
3Departments of Cardiology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat
4Departments of Radiology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat
5Department of Biochemistry, Bozok University School of Health, Yozgat
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2015-45937 Primary popliteal venous aneurysm (PVA) is a rare , but a life-threatening entity. Most of the patients with PVA are asymptomatic, and pulmonary emboli may be the first symptom. Duplex ultrasonography is an appropriate method for diagnosis. Management of asymptomatic PVA is still controversial, but surgery is indicated in all symptomatic patients with venous aneurysms. We report a 67-year-old male patient with left PVA. This study may contribute to a better understanding of similar events. Surgical repair of PVA should be considered in all patients to decrease the risk of thromboembolism. Therefore, we recommend early surgical repair of both asymptomatic and symptomatic PVAs. Keywords : Aneurysm; popliteal vein; ultrasonography