Treatment of arterial occlusion of lower extremities
CHEN Xing-sheng, LING Ting, GUAN Yun-biao, CHEN Da-liang ( Department of Vasscular Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical Unive rsity, Fuzhou 350001,China)
ObjectiveTo study the treament of arterial occlusion of lower extrimities. MethodsSeventy-three cases(78 limbs) of chronic ischemia o f lower extremities were diagnosed as artroial occlusion by color u ltrasounography, DSA or MRA. Arterial bypass using grafting,endarterectomy and percuteneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) were used for the artery segmental occlusion in 44 limbs. Venous arterialization and reconstruc tion of profunda femoris were performed for extensive occlusion in 29 limbs. ResultsAll the cases showed satisfactory r esults 6 months to 8 years after operation except 8 limbs (segmenta l occlusion in 3 limbs and extensive occlusion in 5 limbs) were amputated. ConclusionsThe key points of improvement of the therapeu tic effects of the arteral occlusion of lowe extremity lie on the cho ice of the therapeutic methods accoding to the results of DSA or MRA.