Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259
Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Which do You Prefer in Popliteal Artery Aneurysm: Endovascular Treatment or Surgery?: Case Report
Erdal ŞİMŞEK,Aytaç ÇALIŞKAN,Ufuk TÜTÜN,Zafer İŞCAN,Emre KUBAT,Başak SORAN TÜRKCAN
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-37103 Popliteal artery aneurysm is an important limb- and life-threatening disease. Both con- ventional surgery and endovascular interventions are found to be curative, and must be performed when appropriate. A 63-year-old male patient with a hematoma in his right thigh was referred to our hospital. He had a previous endovascular intervention in our hospital for his right popliteal aneurysm two years previously. Doppler ultrasonography showed a 23x11 cm sized hematoma and endograft stents were out of the arterial lumen. Organized and infected-looking material was re- moved under general anesthesia. Popliteal artery aneurysm may progress and is associated with in- creased morbidity and mortality. Surgical repair, and in recent years, endovascular interventions are alternatives in the treatment. We think that endograft intervention is a good option for patients who are not good candidates for surgery. Keywords : Popliteal artery; endovascular procedures; aneurysm