TITLE

DISTAL PROFUNDA FEMORIS REVASCULARIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
Youmans, Jr., C. Roger
PUB. DATE
February 1970
SOURCE
Angiology;Feb1970, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Eighteen cases of lower extremity revascularization with the distal profunda femoris artery are reported. The results of this experience support the following conclusions: (1) the profunda femoris artery usually remains patent in cases of ileofemoral arteriosclerotic occlusive disease; (2) this vessel can be dissected without damage to adjacent vital structures in sufficient length to permit vascular reconstruction; (3) in this selective group of patients, runoff into the distal collateral circulation from the profunda system is usually sufficient for maintenance of graft patency, relief of ischemia and limb salvage; (4) distal profunda femoris arterial revascularization seems to be a practical procedure that may be effectively applied to ileofemoral occlusive disease that is not correctable through the usual techniques.
ACCESSION #
16392278

 

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