What is the treatment for popliteal aneurysm?

Resection. Endo vascular stent if possible other wise resection .
Surgery or stent. Not all popliteal aneurysms need treatment. When indicated most patients are better served with a bypass surgery and ligation of the aneurysm or resection of the aneurysm and replace the artery with a graft. In high risk patients stenting is an option if they meet certain criteria.

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What are the tests for popliteal aneurysm?

Ultrasound. A high quality ultrasound is the best test to exclude a popliteal aneurysm. Don't delay and get checked out today! good luck! Read more...
CTA and Arteriogram. Ctangiogram, arteriogram and arterial duplex of the popliteal artery. Read more...

How often should you have your popliteal aneurysm checked?

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. Read more...
Up to your surgeon. If you have popliteal artery aneurysm you are at risk for leg amputation. Doppler and cta will give needed info. May need surgery or covered stent soon depending on size of aneurysm, amount of clot in aneurysm and amount of associated peripheral artery disease. Otherwise your doctor will recommend follow up. You are at increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm so get an ultrasound of that area. Read more...

How does a popliteal aneurysm affect sleep?

Two possibilities... It could be large enough that the person is aware of a pulsing sensation that keeps him awake. Alternatively, if the aneurysm is thrombosed (clotted), there could be compromised blood flow to the foot which causes pain at night because the leg is elevated (the blood flow is so limited that the person needs the benefit of gravity to get blood to the foot). Read more...

Can open repair surgery be done on bilateral popliteal aneurysm in 1 surgery? Medial approach

Consult doctor. Speak to your family doctor will refer you to a specialist , bilateral disease is unusual , due to recent advances may not need open surgery .You could be a candidate for endo-vascular repair. Read more...
Usually Not. Best to do one side at a time and then let you recover from what is not an simple procedure. Read more...
Popliteal aneurysms. Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. Read more...