Endovascular stenting for popliteal vascular entrapment is not recommended

Luca Di Marzo*, Antonino Cavallaro, Sean D. O'Donnell, Hiroshi Shigematsu, Lewis J. Levien, Norman M. Rich

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Endovascular techniques are often applied, but they have occasionally been reported in the treatment of popliteal vascular entrapment (PVE). A case of bilateral PVE is presented with an acute occlusion of the right popliteal artery. This was twice unsuccessfully treated with arterial recanalization and stenting at another Institution. The patient required an arterial reconstruction with his reversed saphenous vein, in addition to resection of the medial gastrocnemius muscle laterally inserted on his right limb. The left limb was treated with a simple myotomy. Recanalization and stenting is not recommended for PVE treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135.e1-1135.e3
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


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