Atherektomie zur wiedereröff nung von seitenästen nach subintimaler rekanalisation infrapoplitealer arterien

Translated title of the contribution: Bailout directional atherectomy for side branch salvage following subintimal recanalization of infragenicular arteries

Flavio Airoldi, Ezio Faglia, Giacomo Clerici, Azeem Latib

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A 64-year old diabetic male presenting with critical limb ischemia was treated with percutaneous angioplasty for occlusion of the infragenicular popliteal artery and crural vessels. Directional atherectomy was uncommonly used in the false lumen created by following subintimal angioplasty of the infrapop-liteal vessels for re-access into the true lumen. The positive clinical and angiographic results indicate that atherectomy can be considered a useful tool for rescue interventions to reopen large side branches unintentionally occluded during subintimal angioplasty.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalVasa - Journal of Vascular Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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