Acute compartment syndrome related to stent-graft exclusion of a popliteal arterial aneurysm.


Journal Article

The purpose of this morbidity and mortality case report is to discuss a characteristic of the Viabahn (W.L. Gore, Newark, DE) stent-graft deployment as well as a complication related to wire trauma during endovascular exclusion of a popliteal artery aneurysm. We encountered a phenomenon not described in the literature during deployment of a Viabahn stent graft. This necessitated further wire purchase, which resulted in perforation of a branch vessel within the calf. The rapid recognition of the clinical findings and prompt diagnosis of compartment syndrome was essential to early intervention, which prevented further complication and permanent sequelae.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, MJ; Stirling, MJ; Chang, YH; Smith, TP

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 311

PubMed ID

  • 21326474

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21326474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-985740


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States