Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

  • Efthymios D. Avgerinos
  • Michel S. Makaroun

Case Report: 1

A 62-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with a cool right foot. On examination, his femoral pulse was intact and a pulsatile mass was appreciated in the popliteal fossa. His right foot was cool but motor and sensory functions were intact. No pedal pulses were palpable and faint Doppler signals were audible.

Question 1

The presence of a popliteal artery aneurysm is associated with a higher risk for:
  1. A.

    Contralateral popliteal artery aneurysm

  2. B.

    Infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm

  3. C.

    Other peripheral artery aneurysms

  4. D.

    All of the above


Question 2

Which of the following is the initial diagnostic test of choice for popliteal artery aneurysm?
  1. A.

    Magnetic resonance imaging

  2. B.

    Contrast arteriography

  3. C.

    Duplex ultrasonography

  4. D.

    Computed tomography angiography

Duplex ultrasonography demonstrated giant bilateral popliteal artery aneurysms and a 4.5 cm infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm. A computed tomography (CT) angiogram was...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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