Original communication| Volume 69, ISSUE 1, P97-101, January 1971

Occlusion of popliteal artery due to muscular entrapment

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      Bilateral anomalous relationship of the popliteal artery to the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle, with complete occlusion of the vessel on the right and incomplete occlusion on the left, in a 41-year-old Caucasian woman is recorded. She was treated successfully by autogenous internal iliac artery replacement of the involved segments of artery. The pertinent features of previous reports of this lesion are reviewed and recommendations as to the surgical management of this lesion are suggested.
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