Lower extremity aneurysmal degeneration of great saphenous venous allograft bypass in an adolescent boy.

Journal: Journal Of Vascular Surgery Cases And Innovative Techniques

Chronic limb-threatening ischemia in the pediatric population is a rare phenomenon. When open repair is necessitated, an autogenous conduit is preferred. However, venous grafts are prone to their own long-term complications. We have presented the case of a 10-year-old boy with chronic limb-threatening ischemia due to popliteal artery thrombosis that was treated with an ipsilateral great saphenous vein bypass. Seven years after the initial procedure, the venous graft had developed aneurysmal degeneration with acute thrombosis, necessitating bypass revision. Through the present case, we have discussed the surgical approach and highlighted the importance of long-term postoperative surveillance after open repair in the pediatric population.

Relevant Conditions

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis

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