Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1996 , Vol 5 , Issue 3
Surgical lmportence of Popliteal Artery Variations
Kamil KAYNAK1, Bü!.ent ERYÜKSEL1, Kürşat BOZKURT1, Kazım BEŞİRLİ1, Erhan KUTLUK1, Nur SOZUDOĞRU1, Umit ŞEHİRLİ2, Safiye ÇAVDAR2, Hasan COŞKUN1
1İ.Ü. Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2M.Ü. Tıp Fakültesi Anatomi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
435 femoral arteriograms were examined and 87 of these arteriograms (156 extremities) were contained in the study. Anatomical classification was done. Normal bifurcation in which the tibialis anterior artery arises inferior to ti­ bial plateu was named as type A, highly bifurcating anterior tibial artery was named as type B, common origin of the three branches of the popliteal artery was named as type C and arising of the peroneal artery from the anterior tibial artery were named as type D, and the congenital absence of the posterior tibial artery was named as type E. in 156 extremities, 138 extremities were type A (88.46 %) were B (4.48 %), 1 was type C (0.64 %) , 4 were type, D {2.58 %), 6 were type E (3.84 %). lf one side was normal (type A), the percentage of the other side to be normal is 2.27 %, and if the one side is abnormal, the percntage of the other side to be abnormal is 77 %. There was no sig­ nificant difference in the incidence of the anomaly between males and females (P< 0.05). Keywords : Popliteal artery, Anatomical abnormalities, Tibial post. artery