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


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 , Vol 27 , Issue 1
Late popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm mimicking deep vein thrombosis: Two case reports
Mehmet Atay1, Onur Saydam1, Mete Gürsoy2, Vedat Bakuy3, Hacer Bal4
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, International Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2015-48404 Popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm (PAP) is a rare condition. They are clinically characterized by pain and swelling. Deep vein thrombosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Herein, we presented two cases who were admitted to our clinic with pain and swelling in left their lower extremities late following orthopedic knee surgery. Both patients had a positive Homans" sign on physical examination. Color Doppler ultrasound, which was performed due to suspected deep vein thrombosis, revealed a giant pseudoaneurysm in the popliteal arteries in both patients. Keywords : Lower limb; peripheral artery disease; surgical repair