Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) as an Adjunct in Vascular Trauma: Case Report

Johansen, Kaj; Anderson, James; Morishima, Michael
May 1983
Angiology;May1983, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p355
Academic Journal
An iliac stenosis causing a pressure gradient of 70 mm Hg proximal to repair of a traumatically divided superficial femoral artery was relieved by per-cutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA). Though the magnitude of the accompanying crush injury led to massive muscle necrosis and ultimately necessitated mid-thigh amputation, the arterial repair remained patent.


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