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J R Soc Med. 1995 August; 88(8): 477P–478P.
PMCID: PMC1295310

Percutaneous endovascular covered stenting of a distal superficial femoral artery occlusion.


Peripheral vascular disease is a common problem in the elderly population. This is commonly treated nowadays by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). When PTA is used in the treatment of superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusions 35% reocclude within 1 year. Endovascular stents (uncovered) have been used to try to overcome this problem; however, results have been disappointing with reocclusion rates similar to PTA. In order to try to reduce this problem covered endovascular stents have been developed. We report the first known case in the UK of one of these stents being used in the treatment of SFA disease.

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