Recommendation ID
NICE encourages research into endovascular stentgrafting of popliteal aneurysms and may review this procedure on publication of further evidence.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on endovascular stent-grafting of popliteal aneurysms is limited in quantity but shows no major safety concerns. Evidence on efficacy is inadequate because it is limited to the short-term. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Endovascular stent-grafting of popliteal aneurysms
Date issued
April 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No