CVIR Endovasc 2021 Sep 7;4(1):68. Epub 2021 Sep 7.
Radiology Division, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, University Hospital Mater Domini, Viale Europa, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy.
Background: Femoropopliteal bypass occlusions are a significant issue in patients with critical limb ischemia and chronic total occlusion of the native superficial femoral artery, which challenges vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists. Performing a secondary femoropopliteal bypass is still considered the standard of care, although it is associated with a higher complication rate and lower patency rate in comparison with primary bypass. Over the past few years, angioplasty has been commonly used, with the development in endovascular technologies, to treat chronic total occlusions of the native superficial femoral artery, with a good technical success rate and clinical prognosis. Read More