Atypical Aneurysms of the Superficial Femoral Artery in a Young Patient

Authors: L. Velev;  F. Dvořák;  J. Meduna;  M. Kheck *
Authors‘ workplace: Chirurgické odd. Nemocnice Jihlava, přednosta prim. MUDr. J. Meduna ;  Patologicko-anatomické odd. Nemocnice Jihlava, přednosta MUDr. M. Kheck *
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2006, roč. 85, č. 2, s. 64-66.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


The authors present an unusual case of an urgent aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery in a young patient. The case raised a suspicion of a possibility of a genetic collagen disorder, primarily of the Marfan’s syndrome. Also a malignant ethiology of the process was considered. The finding was managed by its radical extirpation and the resected part of the superficial femoral artery was replaced by a reverse graft of the vena saphaena magna. The original diagnosis of the Marfan’s syndrome or a malignancy was not confirmed.

Key words:
aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery – Marfan’s syndrome – extirpation of the aneurysm – reverse autologous venous graft reconstruction

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