Endovascular Bailout for Failed Antegrade Recanalization of a Long SFA Flush Occlusion

  • Performed Nov 2008
An 88-year-old male patient was referred from dermatology with lifestyle-limiting claudication of the right lower limb and a slow-healing ulcer due to chronic venous insufficiency. His risk factor background contained arterial hypertension and hyperlipidemia.Duplex sonography revealed a long-segment occlusion of the right superficial femoral artery (arising one centimetre distal to the femoral bifurcation) as well as incompetent valves of the deep lower limb veins.

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