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 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Mid Term Results of Extra-Anatomical Crossover Femoro-Popliteal Bypass Surgery
Erhan HAFIZ1,Gökhan GÖKASLAN1,Mehmet AŞAM1,Eren Oral KALBİSAĞDE1,Veli Eşref KARASU1,Şerif CANER1,Haşim ÜSTÜNSOY1
1Kalp Damar Cerrahisi AD, Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Gaziantep DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-42458 Objective: The aim of our study was to present technique and mid-term results of extraanatomical crossover femoro-popliteal bypass. Material and Methods: Extra-anatomical crossover femoro-popliteal bypass surgery was performed in 28 patients in our clinic between February 2007 and January 2014. Polytetrafluoroethylene ring and carbon coated grafts were used in all patients. Patient demographics were investigated. Results: The mean age of the patients was 56.71 years (range 22-79 years), and the mean follow-up period was 37.46 months (range 1-80 months). Critical limb ischemia (leg) was present in 18 (35.7%) patients. Extra-anatomical crossover femoropopliteal bypass surgery was applied to 28 patients. Postoperative embolectomy was required in 7 patients, and a distal amputation was necessary in 3 of them. Other patients are still alive without critical limb ischemia symptoms. Conclusion: Extra-anatomical crossover femoro-popliteal bypass is a preferable technique that may be used owing to its successful results in cases with peripheral arterial disease requiring femoro-popliteal bypass, and no suitable vascular structures in their femoral region. Keywords : Peripheral vascular diseases; popliteal artery; femoral artery