Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Oct 10. Epub 2021 Oct 10.
Riverside Community Hospital, 4445 Magnolia Ave., RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 92501; University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, 900 University Ave., RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 92521.
A heavily calcified or "lead-pipe" aorta can present many challenges to any surgeon. There is higher risk of vessel wall rupture or disruption, distal embolization, and prolonged ischemia time of visceral organs due to longer clamp times. Hybrid revascularization techniques, which were originally described in visceral revascularization during complex aortic procedures, can be potentially utilized for lower extremity bypasses. Read More