Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(2): 116-118  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.116
Giant Popliteal Artery Aneurysm in a Teenager: An Unusual Occurrence
Sanjeev Jadhav , M.Ch.1, Sachin Sanagar , M.Ch.1, Shantesh Kaushik , M.Ch.1, Haridas Munde , M.D.2
1Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, India; 2Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, India
Corresponding author: Sanjeev Jadhav, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400614, India, (Tel) 91-9763847149 (Fax) 91-8830139525 (E-mail) drsanjeev_j@apollohospitals.com, Sachin.sanagar@gmail.com
Received: December 18, 2018; Revised: January 7, 2019; Accepted: January 7, 2019.; Published online: April 5, 2019.
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Giant popliteal artery aneurysm is an uncommon entity. If untreated, it results in life-threatening complications. It is usually seen in older patients (over 60 years of age), and atherosclerotic disease is its main cause. Few cases have been reported in young adults, and its incidence in teenagers is exceptionally rare, with scarce case reports in the literature. We report a case of left popliteal artery aneurysm in a 16-year-old and its successful surgical treatment through resection and repair with a synthetic interposition graft.
Keywords: Popliteal artery, Aneurysm, Teenager, Polytetrafluoroethylene graft

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