Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 , Vol 27 , Issue 2
Thrombectomy with mechanical rotational catheter in a case series of six patients
Celalettin Karatepe1, Levent Altınay2, Onur S. Göksel3,
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yunus Emre Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-41378 Left superficial femoral artery occlusion was found in six patients (4 males, 2 females, mean age 65±10 years) who were admitted to the emergency department with a sudden-onset severe pain and pallor in the crural region of the left lower extremity. As the patients were high-risk patients for open surgery, thrombectomy with a mechanical rotational catheter was performed due to short operation time, and no need for a surgical incision. Complete revascularization was achieved in all patients. No evidence of restenosis was seen after six months. In conclusion, we suggest that mechanical thrombectomy with a rotational catheter is an alternative treatment in high-risk patients for open surgery. Keywords : Arterial thrombosis; peripheral arterial disease; thrombectomy