We report 3 cases of iatrogenic arterial injuries in relation to saphenous vein stripping. In 2 cases the patients sustained acute severe ischemia and required prompt revascularization. The third patient was seen at a later stage with chronic ischemia and claudication. All 3 patients had their limbs salvaged without severe sequelae. The therapeutic strategies for different situations are discussed.
Ramsheyi A, Soury P, Saliou C, Gigou F, Laurian C. Inadvertent Arterial Injury During Saphenous Vein StrippingThree Cases and Therapeutic Strategies. Arch Surg. 1998;133(10):1120-1123. doi:10.1001/archsurg.133.10.1120