Giant popliteal false aneurysm in an 8-year-old child

Timothy Votapka, Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis

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Aneurysms of the arterial system are rare in children. Aneurysms of the popliteal artery are extremely rare in the pediatric population; the majority of these occur after penetrating trauma. The authors report the presentation, evaluation, and successful surgical repair of a giant popliteal false aneurysm found in an 8-year-old girl presumably secondary to blunt trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1594-1596
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Popliteal aneurysm
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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