Rotational atherectomy for the treatment of isolated femoral artery traumatic lesion: a case report

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.326

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  • Giovanni Esposito | espogiov@unina.it Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Luigi Di Serafino Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Giuseppe Gargiulo Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Anna Sannino Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Anna Franzone Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Cinzia Perrino Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.
  • Massimo Chiariello Division of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italia.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 50-year-old man with an isolated plaque of the left distal superficial femoral artery (SFA), probably not related to atherosclerosis, but rather to a traumatic event. He was admitted to our hospital because of intermittent claudication. The critical distal SFA stenosis was documented by angiography and the lesion was treated by rotational atherectomy without stent implantation. At 1-year follow up, Doppler Ultrasound scan demonstrated a normal flow pattern of the left SFA and downstream districts in the absence of any complication. Therefore, rotational atherectomy is a safe and effective technique particularly in cases of peripheral arterial disease wherein stent implantation is dangerous.

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2016-01-19
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Keywords:
claudicatio intermittens, trauma, rotational atherectomy
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How to Cite
Esposito, Giovanni, Luigi Di Serafino, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Anna Sannino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Anna Franzone, Cinzia Perrino, and Massimo Chiariello. 2016. “Rotational Atherectomy for the Treatment of Isolated Femoral Artery Traumatic Lesion: A Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 72 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.326.

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