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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 April;41(2):303-6
Revascularization of femoropopliteal artery occlusion in Werner’s syndrome. Report of a case and review of surgical literature in cardiovascular lesions
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.