Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) presents with intermittent claudication; however, in the later stages, acute ischemia can occur as a result of complete arterial occlusion or embolism. We present a patient that symptomatic with plantar flexion. PAES was diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography. In operation medial head of gastrocnemius was resected and popliteal artery resection end to end anastomosis technic was performed. After surgery patient discharged with no symptom and problem. Ischemic symptoms in the lower leg in young patients with extremity movement, PAES must be considered. Correct diagnosis for PAES are important for preventing deterioration in the patient’s clinical condition.
Key words: Popliteal entrapment syndrome, Claudication intermittans, Plantar flexion, Medial head of gastrocnemius.