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Lesion characteristics of patients with chronic critical limb ischemia that determine choice of treatment modality.
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PMID:  22231529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper will review the literature in order to define lesion characteristics that determine decision for surgical or endovascular therapy in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI). The typical pattern of disease is multilevel, infrainguinal disease. The great majority of patients with CLI can be treated by endovascular means, and the pathoanatomical pattern of disease dictates the choice of treatment modality. Long iliac artery occlusions, in particular, if associated with common femoral artery pathology and long superficial femoral artery occlusions crossing the knee joint so far remain a domain of surgery. However, there is an ongoing shift from surgery to endovascular treatment.
Authors:
J Van Den Berg; S Waser; S Trelle; N Diehm; I Baumgartner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Service of Interventional Radiology, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano sede Civico, Lugano, Switzerland - jos.vandenberg@eoc.ch.
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