Ultraschall Med 2011; 32(2): 203-205
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1109629
Kasuistik/Case Report

© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

True Aneurysm of the Antecubital Vein

Wahres Aneurysma der Vena cubiti anteriorI. Cikara, A. Hrkac Pustahija, G. Ivanac, P. Pavic, B. Brkljacic
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Publication History

received: 27.11.2008

accepted: 28.6.2009

Publication Date:
21 October 2009 (online)

Introduction

Venous aneurysms are very rare (Lotfi M et al., J Clin Ultrasound 2007; 35: 521 – 536). They may develop in all segments of the venous system, the distribution among sexes is equal, and they may occur at any age. A particularly rare location for the venous aneurysm is the upper limb, and only 4 % of all venous aneurysms occur there (Debnath D et al., BMC Surg 2007; 14: 7 – 9). Therefore, venous aneurysms of the upper limb may sometimes be misdiagnosed as subcutaneous soft tissue tumors, arterial aneurysms, abscesses, and other conditions.

We present a case of an unusual true antecubital venous aneurysm with an overview of imaging modalities used in the diagnostic procedure.

Dr. Ana Hrkac Pustahija

Department of radiology, University Hospital Dubrava

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