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



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2-s2.0-85060146875   1 Citation


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.

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Lee CJ, Loo R, Wohlauer MV, Patel PJ


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

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