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Anatomic variations of popliteal artery that may be a reason for entrapment.
Surg Radiol Anat 2009; 31(9):695-700SR

Abstract

PURPOSE

The aim of this study was to demonstrate some anatomic variations of popliteal artery and its surrounding structures that may be important especially for popliteal artery entrapment (PAE) syndrome.

METHODS

A cadaveric study in 46 lower limbs was performed to improve the understanding of anatomy of the popliteal artery and its relations with surrounding structures.

RESULTS

The popliteal artery was lateral to the popliteal vein in four specimens (8.7%) and deep to popliteal vein in three specimens (6.5%). An aberrant accessory head of gastrocnemius was present in three specimens (6.5%). The popliteal artery and vein were tethered at the adductor magnus hiatus very tightly in one specimen (2.2%). An aberrant medial arterial course around normal medial head of gastrocnemius muscle was seen in one specimen (2.2%).

CONCLUSIONS

Various anomalous anatomic relationships between muscle and arteries in the popliteal fossa results in arterial compression. We believe that a review of the anatomic variations of the popliteal artery and its surrounding structures will be beneficial for the surgical approaches in PAE.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medicine Faculty, Department of Anatomy, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. z.asli.ikiz@ege.edu.tr

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19418007

Citation

Aktan Ikiz, Z Asli, et al. "Anatomic Variations of Popliteal Artery That May Be a Reason for Entrapment." Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy : SRA, vol. 31, no. 9, 2009, pp. 695-700.
Aktan Ikiz ZA, Ucerler H, Ozgur Z. Anatomic variations of popliteal artery that may be a reason for entrapment. Surg Radiol Anat. 2009;31(9):695-700.
Aktan Ikiz, Z. A., Ucerler, H., & Ozgur, Z. (2009). Anatomic variations of popliteal artery that may be a reason for entrapment. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy : SRA, 31(9), pp. 695-700. doi:10.1007/s00276-009-0508-9.
Aktan Ikiz ZA, Ucerler H, Ozgur Z. Anatomic Variations of Popliteal Artery That May Be a Reason for Entrapment. Surg Radiol Anat. 2009;31(9):695-700. PubMed PMID: 19418007.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anatomic variations of popliteal artery that may be a reason for entrapment. AU - Aktan Ikiz,Z Asli, AU - Ucerler,Hulya, AU - Ozgur,Zuhal, Y1 - 2009/05/06/ PY - 2009/01/22/received PY - 2009/04/09/accepted PY - 2009/5/7/entrez PY - 2009/5/7/pubmed PY - 2010/6/9/medline SP - 695 EP - 700 JF - Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA JO - Surg Radiol Anat VL - 31 IS - 9 N2 - PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate some anatomic variations of popliteal artery and its surrounding structures that may be important especially for popliteal artery entrapment (PAE) syndrome. METHODS: A cadaveric study in 46 lower limbs was performed to improve the understanding of anatomy of the popliteal artery and its relations with surrounding structures. RESULTS: The popliteal artery was lateral to the popliteal vein in four specimens (8.7%) and deep to popliteal vein in three specimens (6.5%). An aberrant accessory head of gastrocnemius was present in three specimens (6.5%). The popliteal artery and vein were tethered at the adductor magnus hiatus very tightly in one specimen (2.2%). An aberrant medial arterial course around normal medial head of gastrocnemius muscle was seen in one specimen (2.2%). CONCLUSIONS: Various anomalous anatomic relationships between muscle and arteries in the popliteal fossa results in arterial compression. We believe that a review of the anatomic variations of the popliteal artery and its surrounding structures will be beneficial for the surgical approaches in PAE. SN - 1279-8517 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19418007/Anatomic_variations_of_popliteal_artery_that_may_be_a_reason_for_entrapment_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00276-009-0508-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -