B-scan ultrasound in the diagnosis of popliteal aneurysms

William W. Scott, Penelope P. Scott, Roger C. Sanders

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Sonography gives a characteristic picture of popliteal aneurysms, with an easily demonstrable connection of the sonolucent aneurysmal sac with the popliteal artery. It is a good screening procedure for suspected aneurysms and for patients with popliteal pain, mass, or sudden distal ischemia. Three case reports of five popliteal aneurysms diagnosed by ultrasound are presented. A case of neurofibrosarcoma occurring in the popliteal fossa is shown for comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-441
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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