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My dad is 67. He has been told that he has an aneurysm in his knee. Is that common in older people?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Not uncommon
He has popliteal artery aneurysm.
Please see vascular surgeon to see if treatment needed now or if it can be followed.

In brief: Not uncommon
He has popliteal artery aneurysm.
Please see vascular surgeon to see if treatment needed now or if it can be followed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
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In brief: No
Aneurysms are uncommon.
Popliteal aneuryms ( behind the knee )are the third most common location. They typically do not rupture but rather clot or cause clot and debris inside them to go downstream and block the more distal arteries. These can lead to amputation. It is important to operate on these if > 2 CM in diameter or are causing symptoms.

In brief: No
Aneurysms are uncommon.
Popliteal aneuryms ( behind the knee )are the third most common location. They typically do not rupture but rather clot or cause clot and debris inside them to go downstream and block the more distal arteries. These can lead to amputation. It is important to operate on these if > 2 CM in diameter or are causing symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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