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Title: A Fine Needle Recanalisation (FNR) Technique for Iliac Artery Occlusions in Endovascular Surgery.
Austin Authors: Cox, Daniel Ra;Chiang, Nathaniel;Ramdwar, Noel;Chuen, Jason ;Asadi, Hamed ;Brooks, Duncan Mark 
Affiliation: Department of Vascular Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Radiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2018
Date: 2018
Publication information: Annals of vascular surgery 2018; online first: 3 August
Abstract: Endovascular intervention for chronic total occlusions (CTO) in aorto-iliac occlusive disease (AIOD) poses technical challenges. In this manuscript, our experience of fine needle recanalisation (FNR) for treatment of iliac artery CTO is described. A prospective database recorded treatment of 11 limbs in 11 patients since 2011 using this technique. The majority of these CTO were of the common iliac artery (n=9). Technical success rate was 91% (n=10). One failed case was due to tortuous iliac anatomy. There was no restenosis of the treated segments at 8 weeks and no major complications, perforations, major limb loss, or peri-procedural mortality. This technique is a safe and viable adjunct for difficult CTO in AIOD with suitable anatomy. It benefits from being a simple, low-profile, low cost coaxial system and should be part of the armamentarium with other advanced endovascular techniques.
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.05.041
ORCID: 0000-0002-0955-5446
Journal: Annals of vascular surgery
PubMed URL: 30081164
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: FNR
chronic total occlusion
common iliac artery
external iliac artery
iliac artery
revascularisation therapy
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