Typical Emergency Situations

  • Michael Staudacher


Sudden onset, severe pain, peripheral ischemia, coldness, pallor, pulselessness. Later paresthesia and signs of paralysis. Embolic occlusion of the femoral bifurcation is the most common form of peripheral embolism (40% of all embolism). Aortic and iliac embolisms make up almost 20%. Just as the direct embolism of the femoral bifurcation, they are operated upon starting from the inguinal side. The same procedure as that which is described here applies to them as well. In the overwhelming majority of cases, preoperative angiography is not required.


Popliteal Artery Superficial Femoral Artery Common Femoral Artery Axillary Artery Anticoagulant Treatment 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Staudacher
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  1. 1.II. Chirurgische UniversitätsklinikWienAustria

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