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Popliteal aneurysm: sinister harbinger of sudden catastrophe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7388317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of twenty-eight aneurysms of the popliteal artery is reviewed. The cases were collected from the records of two large hospitals each with a unit with a special interest in vascular surgery. They are uncommon--only 1 popliteal aneurysm to every 17 aneurysms of the abdominal aorta--but one-third of our patients had both types of aneurysm present. The majority of patients had symptoms and 7 lost a leg as a direct result of thrombosis or rupture. The results of treatment were best when saphenous vein was used to replace an uncomplicated aneurysm and, since the behaviour of aneurysms is unpredictable, we conclude that this is the treatment of choice.
L Guvendik; K Bloor; D Charlesworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-28     Completed Date:  1980-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Aorta, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm / complications
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*

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