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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7376457, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7376457
Case Report

Successful Endovascular Repair of an Iatrogenic Perforation of the Superficial Femoral Artery Using Self-Expanding Nitinol Supera Stents in a Patient with Acute Thromboembolic Limb Ischemia

Department of Cardiology & Vascular Medicine, GRN Hospital Weinheim, 69469 Weinheim, Germany

Received 29 November 2015; Accepted 11 April 2016

Academic Editor: Hiroyuki Nakajima

Copyright © 2016 Tom Eisele et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The treatment of acute thromboembolic limb ischemia includes well-established surgical thrombectomy procedures and, in recent times, also percutaneous rotational thrombectomy using Straub Rotarex® system. This modality not only enables efficient treatment of such thrombotic occlusion but also in rare cases may imply the risk of perforation of the occluded artery. Herein, we report the case of a perforation of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) in an elderly female patient with thromboembolic limb ischemia. The perforation was successfully treated by implantation of self-expanding nitinol Supera stents and without the need for implantation of a stent graft.