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What does it mean to have a popliteal aneurysm rupture?
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Not good...see below
An aneurysm is an dilitation of a blood vessel.
This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The weakened wall can rupture, and bleeding into the tissues around the knee occurs, causing tremendous pain and swelling. The blood outside the artery can then impinge on flow to the lower leg and foot, causing ischemia. In all, very bad, and one of the reasons to fix aneurysms electively.

In brief: Not good...see below
An aneurysm is an dilitation of a blood vessel.
This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The weakened wall can rupture, and bleeding into the tissues around the knee occurs, causing tremendous pain and swelling. The blood outside the artery can then impinge on flow to the lower leg and foot, causing ischemia. In all, very bad, and one of the reasons to fix aneurysms electively.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
In brief: Bleeding
The wall of the aneurysm has "split" and blood escapes.
The speed of the bleeding depends on the location of the aneurysm and the surrounding structures which may support it. It is unusual for a popliteal aneurysm to rupture. It usually clots or causes clot and debris from inside the aneurysm to go downstream blocking the arteries. Both of these can lead to amputation.

In brief: Bleeding
The wall of the aneurysm has "split" and blood escapes.
The speed of the bleeding depends on the location of the aneurysm and the surrounding structures which may support it. It is unusual for a popliteal aneurysm to rupture. It usually clots or causes clot and debris from inside the aneurysm to go downstream blocking the arteries. Both of these can lead to amputation.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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