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Authors Funk LM, Robinson WP, Menard MT
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Journal Ann Vasc Surg Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Pages: 553.e9-553.e11
Publish Date 2010 May
PubMed ID 20097519

The presence of persistent blood flow in popliteal artery aneurysms that have been treated with exclusion and bypass is surprisingly common. Complications from incompletely excluded aneurysms include aneurysm enlargement, local compressive symptoms, and sac rupture. Infection of a previously excluded and bypassed popliteal artery aneurysm is a notably rare complication. In this case report, we describe a patient with an infection of a popliteal artery aneurysm 12 years following surgical repair. The patient was successfully treated with aneurysm resection and soft tissue debridement. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System