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Diagnostic workup and endovascular treatment of popliteal artery trauma. Vasa 2019 Jan;48(1):65-71

Date

10/18/2018

Pubmed ID

30326793

DOI

10.1024/0301-1526/a000756

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85060146875   1 Citation

Abstract

Although management paradigms for certain arterial trauma, such as aortic injuries, have moved towards an endovascular approach, the application of endovascular techniques for the treatment of peripheral arterial injuries continues to be debated. In the realm of peripheral vascular trauma, popliteal arterial injuries remain a devastating condition with significant rates of limb loss. Expedient management is essential and surgical revascularization has been the gold standard. Initial clinical assessment of vascular injury is aided by readily available imaging techniques such as duplex ultrasonography and high resolution computed tomographic angiography. Conventional catheter based angiography, however, remain the gold standard in the determination of vascular injury. There are limited data examining the outcomes of endovascular techniques to address popliteal arterial injuries. In this review, we examine the imaging modalities and current approaches and data regarding endovascular techniques for the management popliteal arterial trauma.

Author List

Lee CJ, Loo R, Wohlauer MV, Patel PJ

Author

Parag J. Patel MD, MS, FSIR Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Angiography
Endovascular Procedures
Humans
Popliteal Artery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular System Injuries
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