Ru-Jin Sie

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BACKGROUND A popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) has been described as a 'sinister harbinger of sudden catastrophe'. This review seeks to provide data regarding the epidemiological aspects, natural history, clinical presentation and results of treatment to help clinicians make appropriate decisions. METHODS A systematic review of data in the English language(More)
In a retrospective study 42 patients with asymptomatic popliteal artery aneurysm were followed without surgery to identify variables predicting the risk of complications. The mean aneurysm size was 3.1 cm. Abnormal ankle pulses were found in 18 of the 42 limbs in which an asymptomatic popliteal aneurysm was present. Follow-up was complete (mean 6.2 years).(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and clinical presentation of ruptured popliteal aneurysms. METHODS The records of 89 consecutive patients, all males, seen between 1958 and 1995 with 124 arteriosclerotic popliteal aneurysms were reviewed retrospectively. Most aneurysms were symptomatic (69/124; 55.6%). In six cases (6/124; 4.8%) a rupture was present.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify claudicants at high risk (and low risk) of late vascular morbidity and mortality after peripheral bypass surgery. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with mean follow-up of 8.6 years. PATIENTS One-hundred and fifty-five claudicants selected for peripheral bypass surgery. Only three patients were lost to follow-up. End points were(More)
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