Int J Angiol 2020; 29(03): 175-179
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714662
Review Article

Single versus Multiple Vessel Endovascular Tibial Artery Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia: A Review of the Literature

1  Department of Vascular Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
,
Allan M. Conway
1  Department of Vascular Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
,
Gary Giangola
1  Department of Vascular Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
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Abstract

Vascular interventionalists have long debated on whether one or multiple patent tibial arteries (run-off) are necessary to treat critical limb ischemia, including ischemic rest pain and tissue loss. This review article seeks to clarify data surrounding this topic by including literature from retrospective studies, prospective studies, meta-analyses, and randomized controlled trials. Our conclusion is that revascularizing a single tibial artery to the foot is adequate for wound healing.



Publication History

Publication Date:
30 August 2020 (online)

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