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Korean J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;28(4):178-183. English. Original Article.
Lee MI , Jeon YS , Cho SG , Kong EM , Kim JY , Hong KC .
Department of Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of femoral artery stenting as a treatment of femoral artery occlusive disease, and to compare the primary patency and target lesion revascularization (TLR). METHODS: A retrospective review identified 38 patients who underwent femoral artery stenting from November 2008 to December 2010 in Inha University Hospital. Each lesion was classified according to the Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus II. Demographic, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables were collected. RESULTS: Forty cases of femoral artery stenting were done for 38 patients. The indications were claudication (47.4%), rest pain (13.2%), unhealed ulcer (13.2%), and toe gangrene (26.3%). The mean age and mean body mass index (BMI) were 72.50+/-8.19 years, and 23.0+/-0.05 kg/m2. There were 57.9% diabetes mellitus, 65.8% hypertension, 44.7% ischemic heart disease, 39.5% current smoker, 71.1% hyperlipidemia, 28.9% chronic renal failure (creatinine>1.5), 23.7% obesity (BMI>25), and 10.5% stroke. The mean follow-up was 12.1+/-0.03 months. There were no in-hospital mortality and 3 complications: 1 femoral artery dissection and 2 branch perforations. Six patients died and two symptomatic stent fractures were noted during the follow-up. One years' primary patency rate and TLR rate were 81.1% and 5.5%. CONCLUSION: Femoral artery stenting showed good results and can be a reasonable option. TLR can be considered as a new standard to evaluate the endovascular treatment.

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