Late Peroneal Neuropathy after Open Surgical Treatment of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

Anne Lejay, Salomé Kuntz, Anne Florence Rouby, Yannick Georg, Fabien Thaveau, Bernard Geny, Nabil Chakfé

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We report the case of a 71-year-old man complaining of swollen left limb and progressively worsening pain. He underwent surgery 12 years ago for popliteal artery aneurysm with proximal and distal ligation and venous bypass grafting. The patient was diagnosed as having left peroneal neuropathy caused by a 10.5 cm expanded aneurysmal sac compressing the peroneal nerve in the popliteal fossa. The patient underwent open repair with opening of the aneurysmal sac, removal of the thrombus, and sewing of the left genicular artery responsible for back-bleeding. Postoperative range of motion exercises and physical therapy allowed resolving foot drop 1 year after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283.e1-283.e4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
StatePublished - Feb 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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