Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 2 - 2022
Exercise Ischemia Revealing a Trapped Popliteal Artery Syndrome: About a Case

O Belmaachi*, R El Mrabet, N El Azrak, K Farahi, S Lyazidi and Y Ettaoumi

Cardiovascular Surgery Department, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: O Belmaachi, Cardiovascular Surgery Department, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco.
Received: April 07, 2022; Published: April 11, 2022


Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is the cause of vascular (artery, veins) and even neurological compression. PAES (Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome) is a pathology that is part of the differential diagnosis of claudication of the lower limbs, or even of acute arterial occlusion. Occurring mainly in young adults, PAES can nevertheless manifest itself at any age. Often a dissociation of the arteriovenous popliteal paths is observed, due to an aberrant musculotendinous insertion. Arterial echodoppler and MRI are, according to some authors, the only examinations essential for the positive and differential diagnosis of trapped popliteal artery syndrome and will make it possible to eliminate other differential diagnoses: atheromatous popliteus and early atheroma, disease of Buerger, popliteal aneurysms and adventitial cysts of the popliteal artery. The treatment is always surgical and must be early. It includes the removal of the trap associated if necessary with an arterial revascularization gesture. For the authors, the short- and long-term patency was better for the patients in whom an aberrant section of the musculotendinous bundle was performed compared to the patient who benefited from a gesture of vascular restoration.


Keywords: Entrapped Popliteal Artery; Intermittent Claudication; Exertional Ischemia


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