Traumatic dissection and thrombosis of the popliteal artery in a child.
SourceJournal of Pediatric Surgery, 47, 6, (2012), pp. 1299-1301
1 juni 2012
Article / Letter to editor
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Journal of Pediatric Surgery
SubjectNCEBP 14: Cardiovascular diseases; NCEBP 2: Evaluation of complex medical interventions
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.
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