Limb-threatening potential of arteriosclerotic popliteal artery aneurysms.

  title={Limb-threatening potential of arteriosclerotic popliteal artery aneurysms.},
  author={Walter M. Whitehouse and Thomas W. Wakefield and Linda M Graham and Andris Kazmers and Gerald B. Zelenock and Jack L. Cronenwett and Thomas L. Dent and S. Martin Lindenauer and James C. Stanley},
  volume={93 5},
Eighty-eight popliteal artery aneurysms were diagnosed in 59 men and two women (mean age 67 +/- 10 years). Bilateral aneurysms affected 27 patients (44%). Aneurysm diameter ranged from 1.3 to 12 cm (mean 4 +/- 2.6 cm). Most aneurysms were symptomatic (55%). Dominant symptoms included rest pain (19%), claudication (14%), local pain (13%), and gangrene (9%). The remainder of the aneurysms were asymptomatic (45%). Aneurysm thrombosis occurred in 24% of extremities. Associated aneurysms involved… CONTINUE READING
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