Generalized dilating diathesis in patients with popliteal arterial aneurysm

Widmer, M K; Blatter, S; Schmidli, J; Baumgartner, I; Gahl, B; Carrel, T; Savolainen, H; Diehm, N (2008). Generalized dilating diathesis in patients with popliteal arterial aneurysm. Vasa - European journal of vascular medicine, 37(2), pp. 157-63. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0301-1526.37.2.157

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BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) and generalized arteriomegaly. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this consecutive serie, thirty-three patients (1 woman, mean age 69.7 +/- 9.6 years) undergoing PAA repair between 1996 and 2000 agreed to participate in a duplex screening program to assess the diameters of the infrarenal abdominal aorta, common and external iliac, common and superficial femoral and contralateral popliteal arteries as well as common carotid and brachial arteries. RESULTS: The prevalence of arteriomegaly and aneurysmal disease, respectively, was as follows: abdominal aorta 15/33 (45.5%) and 8/33 (24.2%), common iliac artery 34/66 (51.5%) and 23/66 (34.8%), common femoral artery 55/66 (83.3%) and 7/66 (10.6%) as well as contralateral popliteal artery 7/33 (21.2%) 15/33 (45.5%). Significantly larger carotid artery diameters were found comparing PAA patients with age- and body surface adjusted healthy controls (p < 0.001). Furthermore, patients with multiple peripheral arterial aneurysms had significantly larger diameters of the brachial (p < 0.02) and external iliac (p < 0.005). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the hypothesis of a diathesis for a generalized arteriomegaly with a predilection for further aneurysms of the abdominal aorta, iliac arteries, femoral and contralateral popliteal arteries in patients with PAA.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology

UniBE Contributor:

Widmer, Matthias Kurt; Schmidli, Jürg; Baumgartner, Iris; Carrel, Thierry; Savolainen, Hannu Olavi and Diehm, Nicolas Alexander

ISSN:

0301-1526

ISBN:

18622966

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:05

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0301-1526.37.2.157

PubMed ID:

18622966

Web of Science ID:

000256993900009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28293 (FactScience: 119570)

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