Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Print version ISSN 1677-5449
FERREIRA, Marcelo; MEDEIROS, Alexandre; MONTEIRO, Marcelo and LANZIOTTI, Luiz. A technical alternative for the endovascular treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.1, pp. 44-48. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492008000100008.
Popliteal artery aneurysm is relatively rare, but represents around 85% of all peripheral arterial aneurysms. It is usually presented with ischemic complication and high risk of limb loss. For that reason, its elective treatment is indicated and currently carried through with satisfactory results using endovascular techniques. We describe our experience with the use of an ePTFE-covered nitinol self-expandable stent graft - Fluency (Bard, Germany), reinforced internally with the nitinol self-expandable Zilver stent (Cook, USA) for the treatment of a popliteal artery aneurism.
Keywords : Aneurysm; popliteal; endovascular technique.