ULTRASOUND POPLITEAL ARTERY ENTRAPMENT PROTOCOL
A new diagnostic approach to popliteal artery entrapment
Introduction. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is an uncommon cause of lower limb claudication,1 most commonly affecting young athletes.2 Untreated, PAES leads to popliteal artery damage, embolisation and limb ischaemia.3–5. PAES is currently diagnosed with a combination of clinical presentation, clinical findings and imaging studies including computed tomography (CT)/CTCited by: 10Publish Year: 2015Author: Charles Williams, Dominic Kennedy, Matthew Bastian-Jordan, Matthew Hislop, Brendan Cramp, Sanjay Dhu..
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome | Radiology Reference
EpidemiologyClinical PresentationPathologyRadiographic FeaturesTreatment and PrognosisDifferential DiagnosisThe anatomic anomalies may be seen in up to 3-3.5% of the population and are often bilateral 2 (~2/3 of cases). Most individuals; however, are asymptomatic, and the true clinical syndrome is far less common. Individuals with well-developed muscles are more likely to be symptomatic, which probably explains why the syndrome is most often found in young sports persons (~60 % in those <30 years) with a male to female ratio of 15:1 3.See more on radiopaedia
Ultrasound Findings of Popliteal Artery Entrapment and US
PDF fileULTRASOUND PROTOCOL FOR POPLITEAL ARTERY ENTRAPMENT • Anatomic screen to exclude anatomic PAES • Before and after exercise: • Dynamic cine clip through popliteal fossa during ankle plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. • Measured Peak Systolic Velocity (PSV) • Above level of entrapment or, if no dynamic entrapment, above level of popliteus
Diagnosis of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: The
The authors present a new diagnostic procedure to quickly and noninvasively diagnose the popliteal artery entrapment syndrome. A large personal experience on the surgical treatment of such a disease (29 cases in 22 patients) allowed us to focus on the optimal diagnostic procedure useful to detect this problem at an early stage. The technique is based on continuous-wave Doppler and duplex
Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES)
Clinical significanceCausesEpidemiologyPopliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare vascular disease that affects the legs of some young athletes. The muscle and tendons near the knee are positioned so that they compress the popliteal artery the main artery that runs through and behind the knee. Compression of the artery restricts blood flow to the lower leg and can damage the artery.See more on myelandclinic
Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome: Role of Imaging in
Fig. 3B. —49-year-old man with right popliteal artery entrapment syndromeler sonogram obtained with plantar flexion of right foot shows compression of popliteal artery with absence of flow. Dynamic popliteal artery compression elicited by plantar flexion of foot is sonographic finding consistent with, but not diagnostic of, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome.
Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome: Ultrasound Imaging
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to report our experience with popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) with special emphasis on the applicability of duplex ultrasound scanning (DUS) when diagnosing PAES. In addition to examining the correlation between DUS and intraoperative findings in symptomatic limbs, the ultrasonic effect of plantar flexion in healthy volunteers were also