There are three different types of aneurysms, all which require similar treatment:
- Popliteal aneurysm—a bulge or weakness in the wall of the popliteal artery, which supplies blood to the knee joint, thigh and calf. A popliteal aneurysm can burst, which may cause life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding. The aneurysm may also cause a blood clot, potentially requiring a leg amputation.
- Iliac aneurysm—a bulge or weakness in the wall of the iliac artery, which is located in the pelvis. A ruptured iliac aneurysm can cause potentially fatal bleeding. Symptoms can include pain in the back, abdomen or groin, but most iliac aneurysms don’t have any symptoms at all.
- Femoral aneurysm—a bulge or weakness in the wall of the femoral artery, located in the thigh. The aneurysm may also cause a blood clot.
Risk factors for aneurysm include:
- High blood pressure and/or cholesterol
- PAD/PVD or abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Advanced age
- Male gender
- Complications from lower back or hip surgery
- Previous vascular surgery
Our skilled team will work with you to determine the right treatment for symptoms, condition, and lifestyle.