Rare popliteal artery diseases


Authors: P. Procházka;  M. Chochola;  A. Linhart
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2010, 12(4): 162-165
Category: Angiological Symposium

Overview

Diseases of the popliteal artery are divided into atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic that include embolism, aneurysm, entrapment syndrome, cystic adventitial degeneration, external compression and trauma. Sonography, CT angiography, magnetic resonance imaging and conventional angiography are applied to diagnose popliteal artery diseases. Treatment involves conservative, surgical and, in specific cases, interventional methods, often used in combination.

Keywords:
popliteal artery – atherosclerosis – embolism – entrapment – aneurysm – cystic adventitial degeneration – ischemia


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