Fifteen patients with chronic obstruction of leg arteries (mean length: 6 cm) were treated with the Kensey catheter and then with PTA. In 11 cases the procedure was successful (74%) and in 2 it was interrupted--in one case for dissection and in the other for vessel perforation. Two maneuvers, after dissection, were ended with PTA and stent placement (overall success rate: 87%). Emergency surgery was never needed. In the cases solved with the Kensey catheter, the cumulative patency rate was 51% at 6, 12 and 24 months. The Kensey catheter did not improve the results of conventional PTA, which means its role is complementary to that of PTA and an alternative to more expensive laser systems, if PTA fails.
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|Titolo:||Arterial recanalization with the Kensey catheter. Preliminary results|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|