Recanalization of a Challenging Chronic Total Occlusion of the Superficial Femoral Artery through the Profunda Femoris Using a Pure Retrograde Technique.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Aug;27(8):1253-7.Zuffi A, Muller O, Biondi-Zoccai G, Turri M, Trana C, Iglesias JF, Fournier S  The transcollateral retrograde technique offers an alternative for increasing the success rates of SFA recanalization when standard antegrade approaches fail or other techniques—such as the use of rotational or directional atherectomy devices—are not feasible The use of low-profile 0.014-inch–compatible devices may allow higher crossing rates and greater safety. In summary, we describe successful recanalization of an SFA occlusion via a transcollateral approach with 0.014-inch low-profile coronary catheter and balloons.

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  • Zuffi A1, Muller O1, Biondi-Zoccai G2, Turri M3, Trana C1, Iglesias JF1, Fournier S1. Recanalization of a Challenging Chronic Total Occlusion of the Superficial Femoral Artery through the Profunda Femoris Using a Pure Retrograde Technique. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Aug;27(8):1253-7. PMID: 27449981.