Retrograde Rotablator in Limb Salvage: A New Technique Using an Open Approach
Authors: Tamashiro, Alberto; Villegas, Miguel; Tamashiro, Gustavo; Enterrios, Daniel; Dini, Andrés; Balestrini, Aristóbulo; Diaz, José
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, Volume 29, Number 5, October 2006 , pp. 854-856(3)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Email: JoseAntonioDiaz@hotmail.com
Publication date: 2006-10-01