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Popliteal artery aneurysms: rationale, technique, and results of endovascular treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18644812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endovascular repair of popliteal artery aneurysms has been used with increasing frequency in recent years. Advocates of the procedure claim a lower rate of complications, early return to work, no change in the quality of life, and long-term patency rates that are as favorable as those following open surgical repair. Unfortunately, data of only 1 prospective randomized study are available, and a recent meta-analysis showed a higher rate of early graft thromboses and more early reinterventions after endograft repair of popliteal artery aneurysms. Open, elective surgical repair with the vein graft has patency rates more than 90% in contemporary series. Current evidence only supports the use of stent grafts in those with high surgical risks and in the elderly.
Ying Huang; Peter Gloviczki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1531-0035     ISO Abbreviation:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-22     Completed Date:  2008-10-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970607     Medline TA:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Patient Selection
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Popliteal Artery / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Prosthesis Design
Risk Assessment
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

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