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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 695250, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/695250
Case Report

True Giant Posterior Tibial Artery Aneurysm

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Imperia Hospital, Via Sant'Agata 57, 18100 Imperia, Italy

Received 31 October 2012; Accepted 21 November 2012

Academic Editors: I. Hassan, S. Sultan, and F. Turégano

Copyright © 2012 Alessandro Robaldo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report an unusual case of true atherosclerotic posterior tibial artery (PTA) aneurysm without any apparent causative history. To our knowledge, in the English Literature only seven previously cases of true PTA aneurysms are reported. Due to its location, this lesion may require surgical intervention and removal. The presentation, the diagnostic evaluation, and the surgical management of the aneurysm are discussed.