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Cardiovascular Imaging - Case Report
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome
1 Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Bahçelievler Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey  
4 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana State Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
5 From the Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2005; 11: 222-224

Key Words: popliteal artery, angiography, digital subtraction
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Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is a rare but potentially limb threatening peripheral vascular disease occurring predominantly in young adults. We report a case of a 17-year-old boy who presented with intermittent claudication on the right side. Digital subtraction angiography revealed bilateral, focal narrowing of the popliteal arteries. Magnetic resonance imaging displayed compression of the arteries by the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscles. The mechanism, presentation, imaging findings, and management of this rare disease are discussed.
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