What is an Iliofemoral bypass?

It is concluded that iliofemoral bypass is a durable operation and indicated when transluminal dilatation is not possible and the common iliac artery is suitable as a source of inflow. When indicated, the procedure can be carried out safely for both high- and low-risk patients. (J VASC SURG 1987;6:139-43.)

What is an Aortofemoral bypass?

Aortofemoral bypass surgery (also called aorto-BI-femoral bypass surgery) is used to bypass diseased large blood vessels in the abdomen and groin. If the blockage is in the arteries in the pelvis, the bypass needs to run from the aorta in the abdomen to the femoral arteries in the groin.

How is a fem fem bypass performed?

What Is Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery? Femoral popliteal (also called femoropopliteal or Fem-Pop) bypass surgery is a procedure used to treat femoral artery disease. It is performed to bypass the blocked portion of main artery in the leg using a piece of another blood vessel.

What is a fem pop?

A femoropopliteal (fem-pop) bypass is surgery to change the flow of your blood so it goes around blocked blood vessels. To do this surgery, your doctor will use something called a graft. The graft can be a vein taken from another place in your leg. Or it can be a man-made blood vessel.

How long does an arterial bypass last?

In general, a vein bypass in the leg can be expected to last five years or longer in 60 to 70 percent of patients, although about one-quarter to one-third will require additional procedures to maintain the function of these grafts.

When do you need an iliofemoral bypass surgery?

In cases of isolated iliac or proximal common femoral artery occlusive disease, several options exist when patients present with symptoms of claudication or, less commonly, limb-threatening ischemia (eg, nonhealing ulcers or gangrene; see the images below).

What are the indications for a cholecystectomy?

What are the indications for cholecystectomy? Cholecystectomy is indicated in the presence of gallbladder trauma, gallbladder cancer, acute cholecystitis, and other complications of gallstones. More controversial are the indications for elective cholecystectomy.

What is the salvage rate for iliofemoral bypass?

The limb salvage rate in patients with critical limb ischemia was 85.1% at 1 year and 79.1% at 5 years. Limb amputation was performed because of infection in two patients and because of failed iliofemoral bypass in two patients.

How are patients identified for iliofemoral angioplasty and stenting?

Materials/methods: All patients undergoing iliofemoral venous angioplasty and stenting over a 4-year period were identified from a vascular surgical registry. Charts were reviewed retrospectively for patient demographics, the extent of venous system involvement, the time course of the venous pathology, and any underlying cause.