Popliteal venous aneurysm is a rare diagnosis, associated with a high risk of pulmonary embolism in 50 % of cases, sometimes with fatal consequences. Surgery can dramatically reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism. Dermatologists may coincidentally discover such an aneurysm when examining the popliteal fossa. We report a 66-year old man with recurrent pulmonary embolisms in the past and a giant popliteal venous aneurysm (9.3 × 4 × 4 cm).

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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie
Department of Dermatology

van der Voort, E., & de Maeseneer, M. (2012). A giant popliteal venous aneurysm. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie, 22(8), 479–482. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/86051