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Retrograde rotablator in limb salvage: a new technique using an open approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16802076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Conventional vascular surgery and balloon angioplasty have poor results in severe and diffuse atherosclerotic disease of the infrapopliteal arteries. High-speed rotational atherectomy (Auth Rotablator) has not succeeded either, because of poor long-term patency and the non-reflow phenomenon. We report a case of limb salvage with long occlusion of the three infrapopliteal vessels. The anterior tibial artery was treated with retrograde Auth Rotablator atherectomy by an open approach through the pedal artery, resulting in full patency of the anterior tibial artery and healing of the skin lesions. The microparticulate debris from the ablation was drained out through the pedal arteriotomy, avoiding the complications associated with conventional antegrade high-speed rotational atherectomy.
Alberto Tamashiro; Miguel Villegas; Gustavo Tamashiro; Daniel Enterrios; Andrés Dini; Aristóbulo Balestrini; José A Diaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-26     Completed Date:  2006-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  854-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Nacional Alejandro Posadas, Illia s/n y Marconi, El Palomar (1706), Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Atherosclerosis / therapy*
Leg / blood supply*
Limb Salvage*

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