[Radiological diagnosis and treatment of acute limb ischemia]

H Alfke, J Geks, H-J Wagner
Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen 2003, 74 (12): 1110-7
Acute limb ischemia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Threatened limbs require immediate imaging in order to determine the subsequent therapeutic procedures. Conventional angiography in the DSA technique still has advantages over CT and MR angiography. In acute arterial occlusions below the femoral bifurcation, endovascular treatment with intra-arterial local thrombolysis or percutaneous thrombectomy is an alternative to open vascular surgical procedures. The following article describes diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for acute limb threat induced by arterial occlusion.

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