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《Chinese Journal of General Surgery》 2006-12
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Treatment of arteriosclerotic stenoses and occlusions of femoropopliteal arteries with introcoil stent

LI Wei, ZHANG Xiao-ming, ZHANG Xue-min, SHEN Chen-yang, LI Qing-le. Department of Vascular Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China  
Objective To evaluate the efficacy of introcoil stent in the treatment of arteriosclerotic stenoses and occlusions of femoropopliteal arteries. Methods In this study, 29 limbs in 23 patients (17 males, 6 females, ages 49 to 78) with arteriosclerotic stenosis (24 limbs) or occlusion (5 limbs) of femoropopliteal arteries were treated by PTA and placement of introcoil stent. Follow-up surveillance featured periodic physical examination and duplex scanning. Results The procedure was successful in all 29 limbs without major complications. Six cases each used 2 stents. Angiography after stenting showed that the treated vessels were all patent. All patients were followed up from 2 to 36 months (mean 20 months). Symptoms disappeared and vessels were patent except for that of 6 limbs (20.7% ) of which the vessels became occluded and graft bypass was needed. Conclusions Introcoil stent implantation is a promising technique in the management of femoropopliteal arteriosclerotic lesions, especially of lesions near the joint.
【CateGory Index】: R654.3
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