Monomelic Ischemic Neuropathy of the Tibial and Peroneal Nerve After Onyx Embolization of Vasa Nervorum Supplying a Surgically Excluded Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

  • Arash NajafiEmail author
  • Philippe Aubert
  • Christoph Binkert
Case Report


Ischemic neuropathy is an exceedingly rare complication after peripheral artery embolization. We report a case of ischemic damage to the tibial and peroneal nerve after embolization of the vasa nervorum that served as feeding collaterals to a surgically excluded popliteal artery aneurysm.


Embolization Vasa nervorum Popliteal artery aneurysm Nerve ischemia Ischemic neuropathy 



The corresponding author receives funding from Philips for part-time (20%) dedicated research time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineCanton Hospital WinterthurWinterthurSwitzerland

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