Repair of an acute blunt popliteal artery trauma via endovascular approach

Francisco Igor B Macedo, Jason D. Sciarretta, Jason Salsamendi, Jagajan Karmacharya, Andrea Romano, Nicholas Namias

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Abstract

Popliteal vascular trauma remains a challenging entity and carries the greatest risk of limb loss among the lower extremity vascular injuries. Operative management of patients presenting with traumatic popliteal vascular injuries continues to evolve. We present a case of successful endovascular repair with stent grafting of an acute blunt popliteal artery injury. Endovascular repair of traumatic popliteal vascular injuries appears as an attractive alternative to surgical repair in a very selective group of patients. Further investigation is still needed to define the safety and feasibility of endovascular approach in the management of traumatic popliteal vascular injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366.e5-366.e10
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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