Treatment Of Aortic Aneurysms
Most aneurysms can now be treated using endovascular techniques, with only small incisions made in each groin. A stent graft is placed inside the aneurysm, sealing off the dilated portion of artery.
Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
Aneurysms also occur in the popliteal artery, which runs behind the knee. These aneurysms are less likely to burst, but can cause the vessel to thrombose (block with clot), leading to serious problems with the blood supply to the lower leg.
Treatment Of Popliteal Aneurysms
Treatment of these aneurysms can either be undertaken endovascularly by stenting the aneurysm, or by performing an open operation. The characteristics of the aneurysm determine which technique is suitable.