March 1978

Removal of a Thrombotic Plug From an Occluded Limb of an Aortofemoral Graft

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Service, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(3):301-302. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370150073016

• We describe a technique for removal of a thrombotic plug from an occluded aortofemoral bypass limb that only requires operative exposure of the involved graft limb and that utilizes a balloon-tipped catheter and a Cannon endarterectomy loop. This method assures pulsatile inflow and avoids extended reconstructive procedures.

(Arch Surg 113:301-302, 1978)