IN SITU LESSER SAPHENOUS VEIN BYPASS THROUGH A POSTERIOR APPROACH: AN UNDERESTIMATED APPROACH FOR LIMB SALVAGE

Henrique Rocha, Inês Antunes, Duarte Rego, Carlos Veiga, Daniel Mendes, Carlos Veterano, João Castro, Andreia Pinelo, Henrique Almeida, Carolina Vaz & Rui Almeida
INTRODUCTION: In situ lesser saphenous vein (LSV) graft has been advocated in cases of lower limb revascularization where target arteries are confined to the lower leg and the greater saphenous vein (GSV) is neither available nor suitable. This often occurs in diabetic or end-stage renal diseased patients, whose occlusive disease pattern typically affects the tibioperoneal vessels, sparing the femoropopliteal segment. In situ technique offers the potential advantages of decreased surgical trauma to the vein, better...
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