Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of acute femoropopliteal bypass occlusion Full Text
Vascular Health and Risk Management, 05/16/2012
Lichtenberg M et al. – Acute and subacute ischemia of the legs in acute and subacute femoropopliteal bypass occlusion is a dramatic situation that endangers the survival of the limbs, depending on the severity of the ischemia. Different therapy options like percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy procedures, which include rotational thrombectomy, have become available in recent years, in addition to local lysis and surgical thrombectomy. Surgical thrombectomy using the Fogarty catheter technique, in particular, shows an increased incidence of perioperative complications but only small technical success rates in randomized trials. In this paper, the current study–based significance of the Rotarex system for this indication is analyzed based on the existing literature and the authors' own experiences with 22 patients.