Shammas presents a case that illustrates the importance of IVUS in characterizing dissections and brings forward the question of whether IVUS should be used as the primary modality to identify and repair dissections.
Alhazmi and colleagues describe a patient presenting with diminished distal flow in all 3 below-the-knee vessels, despite successful recanalization and patency of the upstream SFA, and absence of significant residual stenosis.
Neville and Acosta demonstrate the use of an autologous vein for arterial reconstruction. The case is unique in that rather than opting for amputation in a patient with CLI not amenable to open bypass surgery or endovascular therapy, they devised a…
In the case herein, procedural success — defined by stenosis reduction and distal reperfusion of bilateral stumps — was dependent upon gaining arterial access through exotic techniques and crossing the CTOs.