Limb salvage after delayed diagnosis for blunt traumatic infrapopliteal occlusion

Marlin Wayne Causey, Morohunranti O. Oguntoye, Seth Miller, Charles Andersen, Niten Singh

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Abstract

Infrapopliteal occlusion is uncommon after blunt trauma, and limb salvage after delayed diagnosis is even rarer. We present the case of a 56-year-old man who had complex lower leg orthopedic fractures along with a reportedly normal pulse examination with an 11-day diagnostic delay of limb-threatening ischemia requiring distal revascularization. This case illustrates an incidence of delayed infrapopliteal three-vessel occlusion with successful revascularization and subsequent endovascular management to maintain patency. We describe the workup and treatment of delayed infrapopliteal occlusion and a review of the current literature on this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-737
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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