Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

Publication Date: May 19, 2021

Key Points

Key Points

  • Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) account for 70% of peripheral arterial aneurysms.
    • 95% of PAAs occur in men.
  • The diagnosis of PAA requires confirmatory imaging studies.
    • Duplex ultrasound (DUS) has been shown to be highly sensitive and specific for the detection of PAAs, with a reported accuracy close to 100%.
  • When surgical treatment of a PAA is indicated, both open and endovascular approaches can be used.

Management

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