Percutaneous laser thermal angioplasty: initial results and 1-year follow-up in 129 femoropopliteal lesions.

@article{Sanborn1988PercutaneousLT,
  title={Percutaneous laser thermal angioplasty: initial results and 1-year follow-up in 129 femoropopliteal lesions.},
  author={Timothy A. Sanborn and David Cumberland and Alan J. Greenfield and Christopher L Welsh and Jon K. Guben},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={168 1},
  pages={
          121-5
        }
}
Percutaneous peripheral laser thermal angioplasty with a laser-heated metallic-capped fiber was used as an adjunct to conventional balloon angioplasty. Initial angiographic and clinical success was achieved in 99 of 129 (77%) femoropopliteal stenoses and occlusions (21 of 22 [95%] stenoses, 17 of 17 [100%] short [1-3-cm] occlusions, 26 of 37 [70%] medium-length [4-7-cm] occlusions, and 35 of 53 [66%] long [greater than 7 cm] occlusions). There was a 4% frequency of vessel perforation without… CONTINUE READING
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