Popliteal vein aneurysm is a rare diagnosis, associated with a 70% risk of pulmonary embolism, sometimes even with fatal evolution. Surgery dramatically reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism. We report a case of a 66-year-old man with recurrent pulmonary embolism and a giant popliteal venous aneurysm (9.3 × 4 × 4 cm) presenting at our dermatological clinic.

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doi.org/10.1024/0301 - 1526/a000191, hdl.handle.net/1765/87633
Vasa - Journal of Vascular Diseases
Department of Dermatology

van der Voort, E.A.M, & de Maesenee, M.G.R. (2012). A giant aneurysm of the popliteal vein. Vasa - Journal of Vascular Diseases, 41(3), 229–232. doi:10.1024/0301 - 1526/a000191