Traumatic dissection and thrombosis of the popliteal artery in a child

J. M. Bakia, J.H.M. Tordoir, L.W.E. van Heurn

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Abstract

Injuries of the popliteal artery have the highest rate of limb loss compared with other peripheral vascular injuries. Particularly, blunt popliteal artery trauma is known to be associated with a high rate of amputation. Traumatic vascular injuries are usually associated with dislocations and fractures. We describe the radiographic findings as well as the delayed presentation and management of a crush injury of the left leg in an 8-year-old girl resulting in dissection of the popliteal artery without a dislocation or fracture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1299-1301
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Blunt trauma
  • Children
  • Arterial dissection
  • Vascular injury
  • Thrombosis
  • Popliteal artery
  • VASCULAR INJURY
  • KNEE
  • DISLOCATION
  • OUTCOMES
  • REPAIR

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