Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 4 Number 3, 2001

Recanalization of Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusion - The Subintimal Approach

TKL Loke
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

The technique of subintimal angioplasty or percutaneous intentional extraluminal angioplasty for recanalization of femoropopliteal occlusions in critical limb ischaemia is described in detail. Various indications and contraindications are outlined. The technique is easy to learn and offers a high success rate, combined with a low rate of complications. (J HK Coll Radiol 2001;4:226-230)

Key words : Femoral arteries, Limb ischaemia, Subintimal angioplasty

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