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Vascular brachytherapy after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of superficial femoral arteries - one year observation

Piotr Walichiewicz, Jerzy Piecuch, Brygida Białas, Witold Orkisz, Marek Fijałkowski, Andrzej Kozłowski, Piotr Rudnicki, Wojciech Karcz, Wacław Kuczmik, Leszek Miszczyk, Krzysztof Ślosarek
Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(2):53-60.

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Vol 4, No 2 (2002)
Published online: 2002-09-03

Abstract

Introduction: The article presents the results of treatment with vascular brachytherapy (VBT) in superficial femoral arteries. This method aims to minimise the frequency of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
Material and methods: Treatment was carried out in 20 cases. The patients with severe stenoses or total occlusions verified in angiography were selected. In the group of 19 patients two were women. The average age of the patients was 58.7 years. VBT was performed immediately after PTA. The 15 Grey dose, with high dose rate, was applied. The dose was calculated on the basis of individually chosen distance from internal surface of artery wall, which varied from 2 to 3 mm. The mean observation time after treatment was 12 months. The shortest time was 1 month and the longest 18 months. At the end of the observation time the DSA angiography was performed on every patient.
Results: During the first two months, in three cases, an acute thrombosis was observed in the treated artery. In the third month, one treated artery occluded. In the sixth month of observation one case of acute thrombosis was observed. The rest of the patients were free of restenoses.

Abstract

Introduction: The article presents the results of treatment with vascular brachytherapy (VBT) in superficial femoral arteries. This method aims to minimise the frequency of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
Material and methods: Treatment was carried out in 20 cases. The patients with severe stenoses or total occlusions verified in angiography were selected. In the group of 19 patients two were women. The average age of the patients was 58.7 years. VBT was performed immediately after PTA. The 15 Grey dose, with high dose rate, was applied. The dose was calculated on the basis of individually chosen distance from internal surface of artery wall, which varied from 2 to 3 mm. The mean observation time after treatment was 12 months. The shortest time was 1 month and the longest 18 months. At the end of the observation time the DSA angiography was performed on every patient.
Results: During the first two months, in three cases, an acute thrombosis was observed in the treated artery. In the third month, one treated artery occluded. In the sixth month of observation one case of acute thrombosis was observed. The rest of the patients were free of restenoses.
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Keywords

restenosis; vascular brachytherapy; femoral arteries; acute thrombosis

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Title

Vascular brachytherapy after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of superficial femoral arteries - one year observation

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 4, No 2 (2002)

Pages

53-60

Published online

2002-09-03

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2002;4(2):53-60.

Keywords

restenosis
vascular brachytherapy
femoral arteries
acute thrombosis

Authors

Piotr Walichiewicz
Jerzy Piecuch
Brygida Białas
Witold Orkisz
Marek Fijałkowski
Andrzej Kozłowski
Piotr Rudnicki
Wojciech Karcz
Wacław Kuczmik
Leszek Miszczyk
Krzysztof Ślosarek

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