Remote superficial femoral artery endarterectomy: Multicenter medium-term results.

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Journal of vascular surgery, ISSN: 0741-5214, Vol: 34, Issue: 3, Page: 428-32; discussion 432-3

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Rosenthal, David; Schubart, Peter J.; Kinney, Edward V.; Martin, John D.; Sharma, Rashmi; Matsuura, John H.; Clark, Michael D.
Elsevier BV
Medicine; Medical Specialties; Medicine and Health Sciences; Surgery
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The results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, atherectomy, and laser angioplasty for the treatment of long-segment (>10 cm) superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease have proved disappointing. Remote superficial femoral artery endarterectomy (RSFAE) is a minimally invasive procedure, performed through a single limited groin incision that may offer patency rates comparable with those of above-knee femoropopliteal (AKFP) bypass graft. In this retrospective multicenter study the medium-term results of RSFAE are examined.