Endovascular femoropopliteal bypass: a cadaveric study.

  title={Endovascular femoropopliteal bypass: a cadaveric study.},
  author={Gareth E Morris and Samuel S. Ahn and Clive R G Quick and Terry L Kaiura and V A Reger},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  volume={10 1},
OBJECTIVE Patency rates of standard femoropopliteal bypass in infra-inguinal occlusive disease have yet to be matched by minimally invasive percutaneous procedures. We report a feasibility study of a less invasive endovascular femoropopliteal bypass technique. METHODS (1) groin exposure of femoral artery, (2) guidewire passage and mechanical dilatation of superficial femoral artery (SFA), (3) expandable helical cutter endarterectomy of SFA, (4) transluminal placement of PTFE graft, (5) graft… CONTINUE READING