A twelve-year experience with the popliteal-to-distal artery bypass: the significance and management of proximal disease.

@article{Wengerter1992ATE,
  title={A twelve-year experience with the popliteal-to-distal artery bypass: the significance and management of proximal disease.},
  author={Karin Wengerter and Pei Ming Yang and Frank Junior Veith and Shruti Gupta and Thomas F. Panetta},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={143-9; discussion 150-1}
}
The value of the popliteal-to-distal artery bypass in limb salvage is well documented. However, the influence of progression of disease in the superficial femoral artery or proximal popliteal artery, and the role of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of these vessels before bypass have not been adequately assessed. To evaluate these and other factors, we reviewed our experience with 153 nonsequential popliteal-to-distal artery bypasses performed over a 12-year period. Limb salvage was the… CONTINUE READING

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