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Popliteal artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  7114769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fourteen patients with atherosclerotic aneurysms of the popliteal artery, which were bilateral in 13, have been managed in a vascular unit where ultrasound, xerography, and isotope angiography are available for investigation. Although these methods are useful in confirming a suspected diagnosis, they cannot replace an awareness of the condition and clinical methods of examining the ischaemic lower limb. Reconstructive vascular surgery was effective in preserving the presenting leg in 5 cases and amputation was needed in 6, while no operation was needed in 3. Elective arterial surgery was carried out on the asymptomatic contralateral leg in 7 cases with good results and this active approach to treatment is recommended.
F R Jackaman; R J Lemberger; G S Makin; B R Hopkinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0035-8843     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-21     Completed Date:  1982-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Leg / blood supply
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery* / radiography,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery

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