Congenital aneurysms of the deep veins of the lower extremities

Arkadi Gorenstein, Schmuel Katz*, Medad Schiller

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This is a report of our experience with seven children with congenital aneurysms of the deep veins of the lower extremities. All the patients had various clinical features of angiodysplasia. With the use of ascending functional phlebography the patients were divided into two groups: (1) four patients with fusiform aneurysms and (2) three patients with saccular aneurysms. Patients in group 1 had venous reflux and a mild degree of venous insufficiency, which were surgically treated. Three patients with saccular aneurysms (group 2) showed no signs of venous insufficiency and are still being carefully followed. Anatomic and functional assessment of the deep venous system by ascending functional phlebography is essential for planning an appropriate treatment for this rare clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987
Externally publishedYes


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