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Lower Limb Ischaemic Symptoms in the Young Patient: Popliteal Artery Entrapment
  1. S Roy, Trainee in Vascular Surgery1,
  2. R Vohra2,
  3. M Duddy3 and
  4. A Tiwari2
  1. 1Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Sudipta Roy MRCS Royal Navy, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 0121 371 4903 0121 371 4902sudiptaroy{at}
  2. 2Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  3. 3Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH


This case report describes a case of Popliteal Entrapment Syndrome causing unilateral ischaemic claudication symptoms in an otherwise healthy soldier. The condition is rare but is an important cause of exercise related leg pain; untreated it can progress to structural arterial damage requiring reconstruction. Early identification of such cases may allow less invasive treatment.

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