Values and limitations of duplex ultrasonography as the sole imaging method of preoperative evaluation for popliteal and infrapopliteal bypasses.

@article{Mazzariol1999ValuesAL,
  title={Values and limitations of duplex ultrasonography as the sole imaging method of preoperative evaluation for popliteal and infrapopliteal bypasses.},
  author={Fernanda S Mazzariol and Enrico Ascher and S{\'e}rgio Xavier Salles-Cunha and Prasad Gade and Anil J Hingorani},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether duplex ultrasound arterial mapping (DAM) can reliably replace standard arteriography (SA) in the preoperative assessment of candidates for popliteal and infrapopliteal bypasses. This is the report of a two-phase study undertaken at our institution from July 1997 to May 1998. Carefully performed DAM averted the need for preoperative SA (51 of 58 procedures). The results of this study can be used as an impetus to initiate larger, multicenter… CONTINUE READING