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Results of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of the Deep Femoral Artery — a Preliminary Study

  • H. Rieger
  • F.-J. Roth
  • W. Schoop
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Abstract

There have been only sporadic reports of successful treatment of stenoses of the deep femoral artery by the Dotter procedure [1, 2]. These few cases, however, indicate that in high-risk situations this method can be helpful. Between the beginning of 1979 and December 1980 we attempted dilatation of the deep femoral artery in 29 patients with high-grade stenoses (1977, n = 5; 1978, n = 6; 1979, n = 6; 1980, n = 12). The average age was 63.5 years (45–81). These patients were of a quite different type from those described in our report on iliac stenoses. Most of them were high-risk patients. More than 80% were suffering from advanced stages of peripheral occlusive disease (Table 1), 41% showed strong signs of coronary heart disease, and nearly 30% also had reduced flow in the cerebral vessels. In all cases there was complete occlusion of the superficial femoral artery, often combined with popliteal occlusion (41% of the patients) and with further occlusions of two or three lower leg arteries (69% of the patients).

Keywords

Superficial Femoral Artery Sporadic Report Deep Femoral Artery Doppler Ultrasound Technique Iliac Stenos 
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References

  1. 1.
    Mahler F, Grüntzig A, Schlumpf M (1978) Transluminal dilatation of a stenosis in the deep femoral artery. In: Zeitler E, Grüntzig A, Schoop W (eds) Percutaneous vascular recanalization. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York.Google Scholar
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    Schoop W (1978) Indications for PTR from the angiologic point of view. In: Zeitler E, Grüntzig A, Schoop W (eds) Percutaneous vascular recanalization. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rieger
  • F.-J. Roth
  • W. Schoop

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