Thromboembolectomy of arteries explored at the ankle

J. R. Youkey, G. P. Clagett, S. Cabellon, W. L. Eddleman, J. M. Salander, N. M. Rich

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Experience with 11 cases of thromboembolectomy of leg arteries explored at the ankle is presented. Patency was established in 19 of 23 arteries (83%), resulting in salvage of 11 of 14 limbs (79%). This experience documents success of this technique with follow-up ranging from 2 to 70 months (mean followup, 24.7 months). Current indications for the procedure include 1) incomplete extraction of thrombus via the popliteal trifurcation, 2) incomplete transfemoral extraction of thrombus with restoration of a popliteal pulse; and 3) thromboembolus initially confined to the infrapopliteal arteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984


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