Int J Angiol 2019; 28(01): 005-010
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676792
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Management of Asymptomatic Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

Tanner I. Kim
1  Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Bauer E. Sumpio
1  Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Publication Date:
02 January 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) are the most common peripheral artery aneurysms. They are frequently symptomatic and are associated with high rates of morbidity and limb loss. PAA can be treated by open or endovascular means, although there are no specified recommendations guiding treatment choice. This article delineates many of the differences between open and endovascular repair of asymptomatic PAA, and highlights several key articles comparing open and endovascular repair to guide decision making. Proper diagnosis and choice of repair can lead to good outcomes in the treatment of asymptomatic PAA.