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Crural artery bypass with the autogenous greater saphenous vein.
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PMID:  14603424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of greater saphenous vein (GSV) infrapopliteal revascularisation in a single centre over a 10 year period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourty-one variables relating to a consecutive series of 90 crural artery GSV(76% in situ) bypasses in 81 patients (1990-2000) were analysed. The mean age of the 47 men and 34 women was 70 years. Limb-threatening ischaemia was present in 96% of cases, claudication in four patients. In 18 patients, surgery was 'redo'. RESULTS: The perioperative mortality was 3% (n=3). Patient survival was 54% at 4 years. Independent risk factors affecting survival were chronic renal insufficiency (p=0.04), hypertension (p=0.02), and ischaemic heart disease (p=0.01). Four bypasses thrombosed within 30 days. Three of them could be successfully reopened. Mean follow-up was 39 months. The primary patency rate at 4 years was 80%. Chronic renal insufficiency revealed to be the single independent risk factor for graft thrombosis (p=0.03, RR=12.4). The 4-year limb salvage rate was 88%. No independent risk factor affecting the limb salvage could be identified. CONCLUSION: Crural artery revascularisation is a valuable option for the management of limb threatening infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease.
H Van Damme; L Zhang; E Baguet; E Creemers; A Albert; R Limet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1078-5884     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-06     Completed Date:  2004-02-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Liège, CHU du Sart-Tilman, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Intermittent Claudication / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Ischemia / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Limb Salvage*
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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