Peripheral venous aneurysms with recurrent pulmonary embolism: Report of a case and review of the literature

Lee H. Greenwood, Jose M. Yrizarry, John W. Hallett

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Abstract

This clinical report deals with a femoral venous aneurysm as a source of recurrent pulmonary embolism. The literature concerning venous aneurysms is reviewed with emphasis on those cases which were complicated by venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This case demonstrates that lower leg venous aneurysms can occur in either sex and in different age groups. Venography was shown to be important in diagnosing these lesions. Surgical resection may be necessary to prevent potential thrombosis and life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1982

Keywords

  • Aneurysms, venous
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Venography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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