International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2022, Volume 8 Issue 3

Popliteal pseudoaneurysm secondary to osteochondroma of femur: Case report

Author(s): Dr. Noor Alam, Dr. Yasir Salam Siddiqui, Dr. Devagath Ganesh and Mazhar Abbas
Abstract: An 18 year old boy with no significant trauma presented with gradually developing swelling over right knee for 2 years. Recently he started noticing increased in size of swelling with pulsatile swelling over right knee. X-ray showed pedunculated bony outgrowth from distal femur suggesting osteochondroma but pulsatile nature of swelling was not explained. CT angiogram and MRI was done which showed large popliteal pseudoaneurysm and a spiked bone tumor arising from distal femur. Popliteal pseudoaneurysm secondary to osteochondroma was suspected and open surgery was done with pseudoaneurysm excision and end to end repair with tumor excision. There was no signs of recurrence or neurovascular involvement in 2 years follow up. Although rare, popliteal pseudoaneurysm should be in surgeons differential in a case of painful knee swelling/ pulsatile mass in adolescent even without history of injury and timely intervention should be done to prevent irreversible damage.
Pages: 40-42  |  42 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Noor Alam, Dr. Yasir Salam Siddiqui, Dr. Devagath Ganesh, Mazhar Abbas. Popliteal pseudoaneurysm secondary to osteochondroma of femur: Case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(3):40-42. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i3a.3170
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences