Thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysm and limb ischemia


Aneurysm thrombosis and critical limb ischemia is the most feared complication of a popliteal artery aneurysm. The majority of popliteal aneurysms are bilateral (as in this case).

This patient was started on an IV heparin infusion and transferred to a tertiary hospital where he underwent emergent fem-pop bypass grafting.