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A study of the arterial variations in the popliteal regions, are they symmetrical or not?

Salehuddin, Ahmad Ruzain and Buyong, Zunariah and Che Mohamed, Siti Kamariah and Hassan, Radhiana (2015) A study of the arterial variations in the popliteal regions, are they symmetrical or not? International Medical Journal Malaysia, 14 (supp.). p. 8. ISSN 1823-4631

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the prevalence of the arterial variations in the popliteal regions and the symmetrical characteristic of the popliteal artery branching patterns in both knees of all subjects. Methodology: 77 subjects (154 knees) were prospectively studied using colour Doppler ultrasonography in this descriptive and cross-sectional study. No subject had anomalies of the lower limbs or history of previous lower limb surgery. Subjects with cardiovascular disease were excluded from this study. Results: Prevalence of the popliteal artery variations was 4.5%. The two variants (type I-B and type II-A) were seen in both knees. There were 5 subjects who had at least one variant in either side of their knees. Two subjects had type II-A occurred bilaterally in both knees while 3 other subjects had unilateral pattern of type I-B in combination with type I-A in their knees. Conclusion: Symmetrical and non-symmetrical pattern can be seen in the population depending on the popliteal artery branching pattern

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5178/49618
Uncontrolled Keywords: arterial variations
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: DR ZUNARIAH BUYONG
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2016 16:23
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 11:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49618

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