Peripheral Vascular Occlusive Disease
Occlusive diseases of the arteries of the lower limbs, result in threatening the viability of the limb. Percutaneous angioplasty of the narrowed portions of the arteries is an option for these blockages. When not suitable for angioplasty, a surgical bypass vascular surgery is the treatment required. Artificial grafts or using the patients own veins from the legs, are the conduits used for the bypass operations. Depending on the location of the blocks, either an aorto-bifemoralor a femoral-popliteal bypass surgery is performed.