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Akiyama K., Takazawa A., Taniyasu N., Sato H.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan
A patient with Werner’s syndrome suffering from a chronic ulcer on the right ankle joint underwent femoropopliteal bypass and patch angioplasty combined with endarterectomy of the distal popliteal artery. Postopera-tive angiography showed satisfactory graft patency and distal run-off, and the ulcer improved. Femoropopliteal occlusive disease in Werner’s syndrome tends to have poor run-off and the internal diameter of the popliteal artery with diffuse arteriosclerotic lesion is often too small to facilitate distal anastomosis. Therefore, a conventional bypass procedure is not always effective and an aggressive attitude is essential to obtain sufficient ankle blood pressure and improve the leg ulcer in Werner’ syndrome.