Traumatic Venous Aneurysm of the Popliteal Vein with Outcome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

    Volume 46, Issue 6 (November 2001)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Weiler, G
    Institute of Legal Medicine, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Giessen,

    Reuhl, J
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Mainz, Mainz,

    Risse, M
    Institute of Legal Medicine, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Giessen,

    Ogbuihi, S
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Mainz, Mainz,

    (Received 22 August 2000; accepted 23 January 2001)

    Abstract

    A case of sudden death due to recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism is described. The fatality took place three and a half weeks following blunt trauma to the left popliteal region. The patient died unexpectedly. Autopsy revealed the source of the emboli as a sacciform venous aneurysm of the popliteal vein, an entity seldom described, but important to consider in cases of soft tissue popliteal masses or unexplained pulmonary embolism, especially in otherwise healthy individuals.


    Paper ID: JFS15178J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15178J

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    Title Traumatic Venous Aneurysm of the Popliteal Vein with Outcome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
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