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Online ISSN 1827-191X
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF CRITICAL LIMB ISCHEMIA
Gandini R., Del Giudice C., Simonetti G.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Radiotherapy, and Nuclear Medicine, “IRCCS Policlinico di Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Endovascular and subintimal approaches fails in obtaining a below-the-knee recanalization in 10-40% of cases, even in high-volume and expertise centers. The presence of long calcified occlusions, characterized by a complex anatomy, often necessitate the use of alternative techniques in order to obtain a direct blood flow to the foot arteries. Recanalization using pedal and plantar loop angioplasty could improve outcomes in the presence of a communication between the dorsal and plantar arch of the foot, if conventional techniques are not effective.