Subintimal angioplasty of tibial vessel occlusions in critical limb ischaemia: a good opportunity?

@article{Vraux2006SubintimalAO,
  title={Subintimal angioplasty of tibial vessel occlusions in critical limb ischaemia: a good opportunity?},
  author={H Vraux and Nadia Sousa Cunha Bertoncello},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={663-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and the mid-term results of subintimal angioplasty (SA) in the treatment of critical limb ischaemia (CLI) with tibial vessels occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 2000 and March 2005, we attempted to treat 46 patients (23 men, 23 women, median age of 75 years; range 35-92) and 50 limbs by SA of occluded tibial vessels. Twenty-one had gangrene, 25 ulcerations and 4 had rest pain. Thirty-nine occlusions (78%) were more than 10 cm in length, 28… CONTINUE READING

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