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Long-term follow-up of endoluminal grafting for aneurysmal and occlusive disease in the superficial femoral artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10495156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term outcome of patients treated with endoluminal grafts (ELGs) for aneurysmal and occlusive disease in the femoropopliteal (FP) segment. METHODS: ELGs of radially expandable polytetrafluoroethylene with terminal Palmaz stents were used to form intimal conduits to revascularize lengthy occlusive disease and exclude aneurysms in the FP segment. Patient records were reviewed retrospectively for outcome. RESULTS: Fifty-five (98%) of 56 ELGs were placed successfully in 51 patients treated from August 1993 to February 1996. Over a mean 36-month follow-up, 28 (50%) ELGs occluded. Half of these failures reflected early technical difficulties. There were 11 (20%) stent stenoses, 6 in the proximal stent and 5 in the distal device. The majority of the graft failures were treated with endovascular techniques; however, FP bypass was required in 7 (25%) patients, while 2 (7%) were not treated. Life-table analysis demonstrated 46% primary and 68% secondary patency rates at 24 months. Among demographic and procedural variables, only previous dilation or stent procedures in the target artery was associated with failure (p < 0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The prototype ELG used in this series demonstrated durability similar to conventional surgical therapy utilizing synthetic material. Endoluminal grafting of FP lesions may be a more durable alternative to classical bypass once devices and techniques are refined.
J A Rodriguez-Lopez; L Soler; A Werner; E Martinez; K Papazoglou; E B Diethrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular surgery : the official journal of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1074-6218     ISO Abbreviation:  J Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-02     Completed Date:  1999-11-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500580     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix 85006, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Biocompatible Materials
Blood Flow Velocity
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Femoral Artery* / radiography,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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