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Minimally invasive versus surgical treatment of an aneurysm of the popliteal artery | Cochrane
The popliteal artery is a blood vessel situated behind the knee joint. Sometimes it weakens and expands like a balloon, known as an aneurysm. If left untreated, the blood clot within the aneurysm may embolise or the aneurysm may rupture or get blocked. Any of these complications can lead to limb loss or even death. Traditionally, popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) has been treated surgically. However, it is also possible to treat the condition by deploying an endovascular stent graft through a small puncture in the groin. An endovascular stent graft is a fabric tube supported by a metal mesh which sits snugly and forms a seal within the artery. The success of the procedure is determined by the ability of the surgically applied graft or the stent graft to remain unblocked. Blockage of the graft decreases the leg circulation, which may require emergency surgery. Some consider the surgical technique to be the gold standard, although the feasibility of the endovascular technique has been well documented in many retrospective studies. Level-1 evidence is only obtained however when two techniques are pitted against each other in a prospective randomised controlled trial (RCT).
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website