Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1996 , Vol 5 , Issue 3
Popliteal Artery Aneursyms
Kamil KAYNAK1, Aşkın ALİ KORKMAZ1, Kazım BEŞİRLİ1, Cengiz KÖKSAL1, Hasan SUNAR1, Fikret KOCAMAZ1, Hasan TUZUN1, Fikret Sami VURAL1, Erkan AHAT1
1İ.Ü. Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahi Anabil im Dalı, İstanbul Popliteal Artery Aneurysms are the most common seen peripheral artery aneurym. Eleven patients diagnosed of having Popliteal Artery Aneurysm were operated during the years 19.84-1994 in Department of Thoracic and Cardio­ vascular Surgery, lstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, lstanbul Türkiye. Of eleven patients (9 male, 2 female) age between 22-71 (average: 47.4). Six had pain and edema in the popliteal area, two had bleeding and three suffered from lower extremity ischemia on application to our department. The aneurysm was secondary to Behçet's Disease in 3 patients. Surgical treatment included 9 aneurysmectomy and 2 popliteal artery ligation. Of the nine patients who had aneurysmectomy, five had saphenous veni bypass and the remaining three had synthetic graft bypass. Lumbar Sympathectomy was performed in one patient. Hospitalisation period averaged 11 days. Ali patients were treated with antiaggregan drugs postoperatively. Above knee amputation was compulsory in one pa­ tient (9.09 %), no other major and minor amputation were applied. in the wiev of literature we emphasized our expe­ rience in the evolution and treatment of Popliteal artery aneurysm. Keywords : Popliteal artery aneurysm, Acute thrombosis, lschemic disease