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Can prednisone cause popliteal aneurysm?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: No

Prednisone is not likely to cause a popliteal aneurysm.
The cause is thought to be an inflammatory process. If you have a popliteal aneurysm >2cm, you should consider treatment to avoid it from clotting off. These do not rupture. More importantly, almost 50% of people with popliteal aneurysms have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ultrasound screening is recommended.

In brief: No

Prednisone is not likely to cause a popliteal aneurysm.
The cause is thought to be an inflammatory process. If you have a popliteal aneurysm >2cm, you should consider treatment to avoid it from clotting off. These do not rupture. More importantly, almost 50% of people with popliteal aneurysms have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ultrasound screening is recommended.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

Long-term corticosteroid use has many complications however development of popliteal aneurysm is not one of them.

In brief: No

Long-term corticosteroid use has many complications however development of popliteal aneurysm is not one of them.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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