VENOUS ARTERIALIZATION FOR SOME PATIENTS WITH NO OPTION CRITICAL LIMB ISCHEMIA ! A DESPERATE ATTEMPT OR AN EXPERIENCE\"PROVED SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUE?

Inês Antunes, Carlos Pereira, Luís Loureiro, Gabriela Teixeira, Carlos Veiga, Daniel Mendes, Carlos Veterano, Henrique Rocha, João Castro & Rui Almeida
Introduction: Between 14–20% of patients with critical lower-limb ischemia (CLI) are not candidates for revascularization due to extensive occlusions in crural/pedal vessels. Frequently these patients are young and functionally active. In these cases, the concept of shunting blood through veins to get this reversed flow to reach the nutritive tissue capillary bed becomes attractive. Our aim is to report our very recent experience in venous arterialization. Material/Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of venous arterialization...
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