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Revista Cubana de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular

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PUIG AGUILA, Dabelys et al. Femoral deep plasty as an unfrequent procedure in the “endovascular era”. Rev Cubana Angiol Cir Vasc [online]. 2021, vol.22, n.2, e313.  Epub 01-Jul-2021. ISSN 1682-0037.


The normal femoral artery and its branches supply most of the blood flow to the thigh, as well as to the whole leg and foot, which forms the largest branch of the femoral triangle: the deep femoral artery.


Show the effectiveness of femoral deep plasty in the “endovascular era”.

Case report:

It is presented a case of peripheral artery disease in multiple sectors, without surgical criteria of revascularization (derivación protésica aortobifemoral). The patient presented intermittent claudication in less than 30 meters, and it was located in the right calf. In the hemodynamic study, the ankle-arm pressure indexes were dicreased in the posterior tibial artery (0,46) and right dorsalis pedis artery (0,33). The doppler echocardiography of the right femoral sector confirmed a stenosis in the deep femoral artery in its origin, which produced an increase in the peak systolic velocity (479 cm/s), unorganized flows, poststenotic dilatation and occlusion of the superficial femoral artery in its origin. It was performed a common and deep femoral endarterectomy with colocation of polytetrafluoroethylene patch. The patient evolved without post-surgical complications. In the follow-up, it was observed a clinical improvement in relation with the claudication distance and the increase of the ankle-arm pressure indexes in the posterior tibial artery and right dorsalis pedis artery (0,50), respectively.


The femoral deep plasty, still in the ´´endovascular era´´, is an efficient procedure that is an alternative to the revascularization treatment in the peripheral artery disease with infrainguinal location.

Palabras clave : Infrainguinal peripheral artery disease; femoral deep plasty.

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