Limitations of ultrasonic duplex scanning for diagnosing lower limb arterial stenoses in the presence of adjacent segment disease.

@article{Allard1994LimitationsOU,
  title={Limitations of ultrasonic duplex scanning for diagnosing lower limb arterial stenoses in the presence of adjacent segment disease.},
  author={Louise Allard and Guy Cloutier and Louis-Gilles Durand and Ghislaine O. Roederer and Yves E. Langlois},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={650-7}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to provide a quantitative evaluation of the effect of adjacent segment lesions on disease classification in lower limb arteries by ultrasonic duplex scanning. METHODS Lower limb arterial duplex scanning from the distal aorta to the popliteal artery was performed in 55 patients. Arterial lesions evaluated by visual interpretation of Doppler spectra were compared blindly with those measured by angiography. RESULTS To recognize severe stenoses (50% to 100… CONTINUE READING

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