CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · The Arab Journal of Interventional Radiology 2018; 02(03): S25-S26
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1730715

Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms of the Popliteal Artery

Sekkal Abderrahmane Riad
EHU, Oran, Algeria
Bouayed Mohamed Nadjib
EHU, Oran, Algeria
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Background: Arterial aneurysms of the lower limbs account globally 16% of arterial aneurysms, 70% of which are located in the popliteal arteries. Their prevalence is at 1% increasing with age. It usually falls within the context of an arteriomegaly rather than an atheromatous disease. Once the diagnosis is made and the indication retained, the patients had to be treated to prevent the complications caused by this type of lesions. This poster illustrates some cases of popliteal aneurysms treated with endovascular technique successfully in our department. Methods: We performed a single-center retrospective cohort study of 11 patients who underwent stenting of the popliteal artery for aneurysmal diseases of lower limbs between January 2010 and October 2017. Clinical improvement, permeability, stent thrombosis, intra-stent stenosis, and stent fracture were evaluated. Results: Eleven patients were treated for aneurysmal lesions of the popliteal artery, including 2 false aneurysms and 9 aneurysms. All our patients evolved well postoperatively. Clinical improvement was observed in all patients: no fracture or stent disconnection with aneurysms, without endoleak. One patient presented stent thrombosis after 2 years of follow-up. Conclusion: it seems reasonable to think that endovascular repair should be considered, case by case, as an alternative for open repair of popliteal artery's aneurysms. The technical improvements of covered endoprostheses and prospective studies gathering multiple observations will allow in future to affirm the interest of this treatment.

Publication History

Article published online:
11 May 2021

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