Background: The purpose of this study was to report midterm outcomes of open repair (OR) or endovascular repair (ER) of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) and assess if outcomes of patients have changed in the endovascular era. Methods: This monocentric and retrospective study included all consecutive patients treated for PAA between January 2004 and December 2016. Before 2010, all patients underwent OR, but ER was available since 2010, and the choice between OR or ER was made on the basis of clinical presentation and preoperative morphological assessment. Survival, primary patency, primary-assisted patency, secondary patency, and limb salvage rates were assessed regarding the surgical way of treatment (OR or ER) or regarding the period of time (before 2010 or since 2010). Results: A total of 153 PAA were treated in 126 patients (103 limbs in OR and 50 limbs in ER). Mean follow-up was 3.8 years. Five-year survival was 97.7% for OR and 88.7% for ER. Five-year primary patency was 77.8% and 29.5% for OR and ER, respectively, primary-assisted patency 85.0% and 49.7%, respectively, and secondary patency 92.8% and 79.6%, respectively. Five-year limb salvage was 89.5% for OR and 87.9% for ER. No outcome difference was observed between patients who underwent surgery before or after ER was available. Conclusions: Results of OR and ER in the setting of PAA are satisfactory. Outcomes of patients did not change in the endovascular era.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine