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Giant popliteal artery aneurysm in an elderly patient: A case report

Sami Karapolat, Coskun Ozdemir

Am J Case Rep 2008; 9:313-315

ID: 863809

Available online: 2008-07-03

Published: 2008-07-03

Background: Popliteal artery aneurysms are quite common. They may lead to loss of extremity and high mortality despite sophisticated treatment.
Case Report: A giant popliteal artery aneurysm was detected in an 84 year-old-male patient with severe co-morbid diseases. He was treated by aneurysmectomy and saphenous vein graft interposition under spinal anesthesia. He remained asymptomatic during 6 months of follow-up after surgery.
Conclusions: The satisfactory early and late period results can be achieved with a better preoperative and surgical management in giant popliteal artery aneurysm patient who are elderly and have co-morbid diseases.

Keywords: Aneurysm, Popliteal Artery, giant, Surgery