Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol46,No2

A Case Report of Femoral Endarterectomy and Decalcification Using the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator

Yasuhiro Kawase Yosuke Ishii Atsushi Hiromoto
Dai Nishina Ryuzo Bessyo Takashi Nitta

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nippon Medical School*, Tokyo, Japan, and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital**, Inzai, Japan)

A 69-year-old male complained of intermittent claudication of the right leg. Computed tomography revealed a right femoral artery stenosis with severe calcification and intimal thickening extending to the superficial and deep femoral arteries. Femoral endarterectomy and decalcification was carried out using the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator(CUSA). All arteries were repaired by an ePTFE Y-shaped patch. Postoperative CT showed no stenosis and progressive calcification of the common, superficial and deep femoral arteries 2 years after surgery.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 46:97-100(2017)

Keywords:peripheral arterial disease;endarterectomy;decalcification;CUSA

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