ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare cause of intermittent claudication: recurrence of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome in a 16-years-old boy
Güven Tekbaş1, Hatice Gümüş1, Faysal Ekici1, Selvi Kelekçi2, Celal Yavuz3, Aslan Bilici1
1Department of Radiology, Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Department of Pediatrics, Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4756
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare clinical entity which is predominantly seen in young athletic men. The primary symptom of PAES is intermittent claudication. Surgery is the primary treatment of choice. After surgery in adolescence period particularly, these patients should be monitored closely because of risk of recurrence.
Keywords : Claudication; entrapment syndrome; nonatherosclerotic vascular disease; popliteal artery; stenosis
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