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Infected popliteal aneurysm is a rare high-risk condition that can present as an emergency with acute rupture and sepsis. Management of acute ischemia in the presence of local and systemic sepsis is challenging. Open surgery is not always possible and carries a high risk of morbidity and death. An endovascular approach has been advocated in infected aneurysms elsewhere in the body, with good short-term and medium-term outcomes encouraging such approach in the popliteal artery. We report a case of successful endovascular treatment of an infected ruptured popliteal aneurysm with favorable outcome after 2-year follow-up and a related review of the literature. Copyright © 2012 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.


Mohamed G Bani-Hani, Lamiaa Elnahas, Graham R Plant, Anthony Ward, Magdy Moawad. Endovascular management of ruptured infected popliteal artery aneurysm. Journal of vascular surgery : official publication, the Society for Vascular Surgery [and] International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, North American Chapter. 2012 Feb;55(2):532-4

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