Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Blue Toe Syndrome Presenting with Bilateral Popliteal Artery Aneurysm: Case Report
İhsan ALUR, Gökhan ÖNEM, Yusuf İzzettin ALİHANOĞLU, Mohammad ALŞALALDEH, Gökhan Yiğit TANRISEVER
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi AD, Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Denizli
2Kardiyoloji AD, Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Denizli
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-37986 Popliteal artery aneurysms comprise about 70-80% of all peripheral artery aneurysms. Symptoms range from intermittent claudication due to tibioperoneal trunk and anterior tiabial ar- tery embolization to critical limb ischemia. In this case study, our patient presented with left lower limb claudication and blue toe syndrome (purple toe syndrome). Although physical examination of the patient showed palpable bilateral lower limb pulses, there was a pulsatile mass in the left pop- liteal region associated with left foot cyanosis. Color Doppler ultrasonography and computerized to- mography angiography showed bilateral popliteal artery aneurysms. Bilateral popliteal artery bypass was performed via median approach using an 8 mm polytetrafluoroethylene graft with ligation of the proximal and distal ends of the aneurysmatic segment. Keywords : Blue toe syndrome; popliteal artery; aneurysm; surgical treatment