"Trans-collateral" angioplasty for a challenging chronic total occlusion of the tibial vessels: a novel approach to percutaneous revascularization in critical lower limb ischemia.

@article{Fusaro2008TranscollateralAF,
  title={"Trans-collateral" angioplasty for a challenging chronic total occlusion of the tibial vessels: a novel approach to percutaneous revascularization in critical lower limb ischemia.},
  author={Massimiliano Fusaro and Pierfrancesco Agostoni and Giuseppe G. L. Biondi-Zoccai},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={268-72}
}
Arterial revascularization by means of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a mainstay in the management of patients with peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, when employing standard approaches, PTA of below-the-knee arteries may fail in up to 20% of cases. In the present article, we report a novel interventional strategy, the "transcollateral" angioplasty approach, which we successfully employed in a patient with critical lower limb ischemia and a… CONTINUE READING

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