Percutaneous atherectomy as an alternative treatment for postangioplasty obstructive intimal flaps

M. Maynar, R. Reyes, V. Cabrera, M. Roman, J. M. Pulido, F. Castaneda, J. G. Letourneau, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Abstract

Intimal flaps are commonly seen angiographically after percutaneous balloon angioplasty. Nonobstructive flaps are normally of little clinical significance, but flaps that obstruct blood flow may lead to partial or complete thrombosis. The Simpson atherectomy catheter was used to treat obstructive intimal flaps after angioplasty in four patients. Lumen patency was reestablished in all four cases. The clinical results were excellent, with rest pain and claudication resolved in all four patients and distal pulses reestablished in one. These findings suggest that the Simpson atherectomy catheter can be used to remove large obstructive flaps complicating angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029-1031
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume170
Issue number3 II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Percutaneous atherectomy as an alternative treatment for postangioplasty obstructive intimal flaps'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Maynar, M., Reyes, R., Cabrera, V., Roman, M., Pulido, J. M., Castaneda, F., Letourneau, J. G., & Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R. (1989). Percutaneous atherectomy as an alternative treatment for postangioplasty obstructive intimal flaps. Radiology, 170(3 II), 1029-1031. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.170.3.2521741