Peripheral aneurysms M/C is:
a. Peripheral arterial aneurysms are common in males and
b. Risk factors are smoking, atherosclerosis and hypertension.
c. Popliteal aneurysms are the commonest peripheral aneurysms followed by femoral artery aneurysms.
d. 70% concurrent risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
e. Bilateral in 50 – 70% of cases.
f. They present with critical limb ischemia resulting from aneurysm thrombosis.
g. Rupture is uncommon.
h. Femoral aneurysms are asymptomatic in 30 – 40% of cases at the time of presentation, having local symptoms as groin pain or groin mass.
i. Complications include chronic thrombosis with claudication, acute thrombosis with limb ischemia and rupture.
j. Distal embolization is less common.
k. Popliteal artery aneurysm accounts for 70% of all peripheral aneurysm. 2/3rd are bilateral.