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First case reports of controlled blunt microdissection for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of chronic total occlusions in peripheral arteries.
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PMID:  12772253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) can fail to revascularize peripheral arteries when a chronic total occlusion (CTO) cannot be crossed by guidewires. This article describes application of a new controlled blunt microdissection (CMD) catheter designed to cross CTOs. Two men presenting with severe claudication had iliac CTOs that resisted crossing with guidewires. Using standard techniques, the CMD catheter was advanced to the CTO. Following attempts to cross the CTO with guidewires, the jaw of the CMD distal assembly was actuated, advancing through the CTO as plaque was blunt-dissected. After angioplasty and stenting, restored distal flow was restored. Ischemic symptoms had not recurred at 1- and 28-month follow-up. The concept of blunt intraluminal microdissection has been applied to convert failing to successful PTA of peripheral arteries. CTOs that had resisted guidewire crossing were successfully crossed using the CMD catheter, allowing treatment by angioplasty and stenting.
Peter Mossop; Marion Cincotta; Robert Whitbourn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-28     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Medical Imaging and Cardiovascular Research Centre, St. Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy*
Iliac Artery / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Intermittent Claudication / therapy
Middle Aged
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / therapy*

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