WJCS  Vol.3 No.1 , March 2013
Popliteal Venous Pseudoaneurysm and Arteriovenous Fistula after Orthopedic Surgery
ABSTRACT

Arthroscopically assisted reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (LCA) is generally a safe and effective procedure with a low rate of vascular complications. We report on a case of a 33-year-old woman with a combined arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and venous popliteal aneurysm that developed 6 months after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. At clinical exam the patient presented with left popliteal and calf pain, a tender pulsatile mass posterior to her left knee, popliteal bruit and a thrill at the popliteal fossa. CT scan showed an AVF arising from the left popliteal artery. An aneurysm was seen to fill at the same time as the popliteal vein. Findings at open surgical revision included AVF between the tibioperoneal trunk and the popliteal vein and a venous popliteal aneurysm at the level of the arteriovenous communication. The aneurysm and fistula were repaired. The patient had an uneventful follow up with complete recovery. We also report an endovascular treatment of a iatrogenic arterio-venous fistula.


Cite this paper
B. Saint-Lèbes, E. Chastonay, O. Borens, C. Dubuis, S. Déglise, F. Saucy, H. Rousseau and J. Corpataux, "Popliteal Venous Pseudoaneurysm and Arteriovenous Fistula after Orthopedic Surgery," World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2013.31001.
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