Although traditional surgical repair by aneurysm exclusion and bypass is still considered the gold standard in the treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs), the endovascular repair (ER) has been gaining great interest in the last decades. ER offers several advantages over open bypass, including lower morbidity and mortality, and faster functional recovery, but some concerns about migration, occlusion, or fracture remain when a stent graft is deployed across a joint that undergo constant flexion. This review summarizes the current evidence on ER for PAAs. Level I evidence is still very limited, while the majority of published data come from retrospective studies. Moreover the heterogeneity of PAA morphology seems to play a major role in the outcomes after popliteal endografts placement, so that many anatomical criteria should be taken into account to determine which patient is best treated endovascularly. In conclusion, while it is unlike that endovascular treatment may displace open surgical bypass in the near future, it indeed does provide a feasible option for selected patients with high surgical risk and good anatomical features.

DE DONATO, G., Setacci, F., Galzerano, G., Borrelli, M.P., Mascolo, V., Mazzitelli, G., et al. (2015). Endovascular treatment of popliteal aneurysm. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 56(4), 587-97.

Endovascular treatment of popliteal aneurysm

DE DONATO, GIANMARCO;SETACCI, FRANCESCO;GALZERANO, GIUSEPPE;MASCOLO, VALENTINA;MAZZITELLI, GIULIA;RUZZI, UMBERTO;SETACCI, CARLO
2015-01-01

Abstract

Although traditional surgical repair by aneurysm exclusion and bypass is still considered the gold standard in the treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs), the endovascular repair (ER) has been gaining great interest in the last decades. ER offers several advantages over open bypass, including lower morbidity and mortality, and faster functional recovery, but some concerns about migration, occlusion, or fracture remain when a stent graft is deployed across a joint that undergo constant flexion. This review summarizes the current evidence on ER for PAAs. Level I evidence is still very limited, while the majority of published data come from retrospective studies. Moreover the heterogeneity of PAA morphology seems to play a major role in the outcomes after popliteal endografts placement, so that many anatomical criteria should be taken into account to determine which patient is best treated endovascularly. In conclusion, while it is unlike that endovascular treatment may displace open surgical bypass in the near future, it indeed does provide a feasible option for selected patients with high surgical risk and good anatomical features.
DE DONATO, G., Setacci, F., Galzerano, G., Borrelli, M.P., Mascolo, V., Mazzitelli, G., et al. (2015). Endovascular treatment of popliteal aneurysm. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 56(4), 587-97.
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