Obturator bypass: technical considerations.

  title={Obturator bypass: technical considerations.},
  author={D. Jayanarayana Reddy and Low-Kok Shin},
  journal={Seminars in vascular surgery},
  volume={13 1},
The obturator bypass is a useful method for revascularizing the lower extremity in the presence of a hazardous groin dissection. The most common indication for employing this method of reestablishing arterial continuity is in circumventing infected vascular prostheses. One- and 5-year patency rates of 72.7% and 56.9% have been described. This article reviews the indications for obturator bypass and discusses technical considerations regarding the procedure.