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A 35-year-old member asked:

what are the tests for popliteal aneurysm?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Ultrasound: A high quality ultrasound is the best test to exclude a popliteal aneurysm. Don't delay and get checked out today! good luck!
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
CTA and Arteriogram: Ctangiogram, arteriogram and arterial duplex of the popliteal artery.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How often should you have your popliteal aneurysm checked?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Annually: Once a year by ultrasound should be enough. You don't have to be concerned about treatment until it reaches a diameter of around 2cm. We don't worry about rupture. It is the formation of a blood clot and blockage of flow to the foot which is more likely to occur. These can be fixed surgically by replacing the short segment of artery or stenting.
A 40-year-old member asked:

If I have a popliteal aneurysm, will I have other aneurysms in the future?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Possibly: The popliteal artery is the third most common location for a aneurysm. These frequently occur in both legs. Patients who have one aneurysm are more likely to develop others in the aorta and femoral ( groin ) and iliac arteries. These patients are followed closely for early detection.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for popliteal aneurysm?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Resection: Endo vascular stent if possible other wise resection
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a popliteal aneurysm?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Mass behind the knee: These can be from none to pain when walking or at rest in the lower leg. The most common finding will be a pulsatilla mass behind the knee.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
If the aneurysm was found incidentally, it should be monitored and repaired/stented at 2.5 cm size. If it has symptoms, mass or leg pain or worse get evaluated and repair ASAP.
Dec 13, 2012
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Popliteal aneurysm?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Enlargement: Enlargement of artery behind the knee Often associated with abdominal aneurysm Complications include rupture,thrombosis,and embolization

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