Aneurismi dell'arteria poplitea. Criteri prognostici e terapeutici.

Translated title of the contribution: Aneurysm of the popliteal artery. Prognostic and therapeutic criteria

S. Miani, M. Boneschi, G. F. Giuffrida, L. Beretta, F. Giordanengo

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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 contributionAneurysm of the popliteal artery. Prognostic and therapeutic criteria
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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