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Unusual causes of calf swelling--1. Unusual presentation of a tibial artery false aneurysm.
  1. P. Rowe,
  2. P. Taylor,
  3. A. Franklin,
  4. I. McColl,
  5. A. Missen,
  6. J. Spencer
  1. Department of Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.


    Peripheral aneurysms of the leg are rare, and nearly always involve the popliteal artery. We describe the unusual presentation of a swollen leg caused by a large false aneurysm of a branch of the posterior tibial artery. This developed in the absence of either a history of trauma, local infection or infective endocarditis.

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