Local Lysis and Percutaneous Transluminal Embolectomy as an Adjunct to Vascular Surgery
Very soon after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was introduced in the therapeutic management of vascular diseases of our clinic in 1978, we were asked to dilate our first restenosed distal anastomosis of a femoropopliteal bypass in a patient who already had had three operations. Although we were very restrictive in the following years in indicating PTA for treatment of postoperative reocclusions, the good results we achieved led to an increasing demand for postoperative problems to be solved with interventional radiological methods (Fig. 1).
KeywordsCatheter Luminal Streptokinase
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