Popliteal vascular entrapment syndrome can result in calf claudication, aneurysm formation, distal arterial emboli, or popliteal vessel thrombosis. The most commonly reported causes of this syndrome have been anomalies of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle as it relates to the course of the popliteal artery. We report two cases of rare anomalous slips of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle causing popliteal vascular entrapment syndrome.
- CT scan
- Lateral gastrocnemius
- MR imaging
- Popliteal vascular entrapment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging