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Superficial femoral artery autograft reconstruction in the treatment of popliteal artery aneurysm: Long-term outcome.
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PMID:  18571367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This prospective, observational study evaluated the safety and efficacy of superficial femoral artery autograft reconstruction in the treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms in the absence of a suitable saphenous vein.
METHODS: From March 1997 to April 2007, data from patients with popliteal artery aneurysms treated by superficial femoral artery reconstruction were prospectively collected in two centers. The procedure was performed through a medial approach. The superficial femoral artery was harvested in the upper third of the thigh and used as the conduit for reconstruction, and the harvested segment was replaced by a polytetrafluoroethylene graft. The patients were observed for survival, limb salvage, and reconstruction patency. The results were calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method.
RESULTS: During the 10-year study period, 37 popliteal artery aneurysms in 32 patients (all men; median age, 71 years) were treated by reconstruction using the superficial femoral artery. Indications for surgical treatment were symptomatic or complicated aneurysms in 11 (30%). Four (11%) of the 37 popliteal artery aneurysms were thrombosed, and 33 (89%) were patent. At surgery, 35% had a single vessel runoff. Because of acute ischemia, reconstruction was performed as an emergency procedure in three patients (8%). There were no perioperative deaths, early amputations, or early thrombosis. The mean follow-up period was 36 months (range, 7-103 months). Two grafts thrombosed during follow-up. At 3 years, the primary and secondary patency rates were 86% and 96%, and overall limb salvage was 100%. Follow-up duplex ultrasonography did not detect any aneurysmal dilatation of the autograft.
CONCLUSION: Our experience shows that superficial femoral arterial reconstruction is a safe and useful treatment option in patients with popliteal artery aneurysms who lack suitable saphenous veins. This reconstruction seems to be a good alternative to prosthetic bypass crossing the knee joint, and our results suggest that this study should be continued.
Nikolaos Paraskevas; Yves Castier; Sumio Fukui; Patrick Soury; Gabriel Thabut; Guy Leseche; Claude Laurian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-22     Completed Date:  2008-08-22     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire, Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Cohort Studies
Femoral Artery / transplantation*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Rejection
Graft Survival
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery*
Postoperative Care / methods
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Preoperative Care / methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Tissue and Organ Harvesting
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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