Popliteal artery aneurysm

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A popliteal artery aneurysm is a bulging (aneurysm) of the popliteal artery. People with popliteal aneurysms rarely have symptoms, and they are typically discovered during a routine physical examination. The cause of these aneurysms is unknown, but they are more common in older people and men and occur in both legs about 50% of the time.[1]

Treatment[edit]

It is unclear whether stenting or open surgery is a better for those with aneurysms that are not causing symptoms.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popliteal Artery Aneurysm". Vasculardoc.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ Joshi, D; James, RL; Jones, L (Aug 31, 2014). "Endovascular versus open repair of asymptomatic popliteal artery aneurysm". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 8: CD010149. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010149.pub2. PMID 25173678.