An unusual right popliteal vein aneurysm in an adult cadaver: A case report

Suhani Sumalatha, Antony Sylvan D. Souza, Kumar M.R. Bhat, Nandhini Bhat, Mamatha Hosapatna, Sushma R. Kotian

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The incidence of venous aneurysm is less than arterial aneurysms. Most are incidental findings with no major clinical significance. However, popliteal vein aneurysms (PVA) may be potentially life threatening, as they can be a source of pulmonary embolism and potentially even death. We report a case of right PVA in a 67-year-old male cadaver. Information from this case study may contribute to an improved understanding of these phenomena, including early detection of these or similar thromboembolic events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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  • Medicine(all)

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