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20-year experience with operations for popliteal artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  16642669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At the 2nd Department of Surgery, St. Anne's University hospital Brno, a total of 76 operations for popliteal artery aneurysm were performed in 67 patients in the last 20 years, in period 1985-2004. 63 operations were elective and 13 urgent. For reconstruction, autologous saphenous vein was used in 53 cases, vascular prosthesis in 15 cases, and a cryopreserved vein allograft in 3 cases. In 5 cases, amputation for advanced lower limb ischaemia was performed without arterial reconstruction. Elective operation is indicated in all patients with popliteal artery aneurysm, and it is associated with a relatively low risk for the patient. In fact, it is a preventive operation. In the acute stage, there is a higher risk of complications and (potential) amputation (Fig. 1, Ref. 8).
J Podlaha; R Holub; Z Konecny; J Leypold; M Dvorak; P Piskac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-28     Completed Date:  2006-05-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Surgery, Masaryk University Brno, St. Anne's University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Legal
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation

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