Experience of the management of 45 patients affected by popliteal artery aneurysms is reported. All patients, but one, underwent operative treatment. The importance of immediate surgical reconstruction whenever a popliteal artery aneurysm has been detected is stressed. In fact the most frequent complication represented by sudden thrombosis of the aneurysmatic sac and/or by peripheral embolization is generally followed by an irreversible closure of the vascular run off, determining the high rate of failures (28% in our experience) in spite of a prompt surgical reconstructive procedure.
|Translated title of the contribution||Aneurysm of the popliteal artery. Prognostic and therapeutic criteria|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine