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Open Access Case report

Posterior tibial artery aneurysm: a case report with review of literature

Jayesh Sagar* and Mathew Button

Author Affiliations

Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN1 2HS, UK

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BMC Surgery 2014, 14:37  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-14-37

Published: 16 June 2014

Abstract

Background

Aneurysms infra-patellar region are uncommon. Of them, true aneurysms are very rare and that of posterior tibial artery are extremely rare. The more common, pseudoaneurysms are commonly associated with trauma whereas the true ones are linked with either inflammatory or mycotic origins.

Case Presentation

We reported another case of true aneurysm of posterior tibial artery without any evident aetiology. This was repaired with resection of aneurysm followed by interposition vein graft.

Conclusion

Through this report, we discussed the rarity, review of literature and management of this unusual condition.