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Clinical Observation
October 1998

Inadvertent Arterial Injury During Saphenous Vein Stripping: Three Cases and Therapeutic Strategies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Vascular Surgery, H[[ocirc]]pital Saint-Joseph, Paris, France.

Arch Surg. 1998;133(10):1120-1123. doi:10.1001/archsurg.133.10.1120

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.

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