A technique for prolonged arterial infusions of fibrinolytic agents in the immediate postoperative period through a cutaneous venostomy

Duane G. Hutson, Anselme A. Nuñez, Marwan Tabbara, Enrique Ginzburg

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Abstract

Prolonged use of fibrinolytic agents post thrombectomy is limited by present techniques that require arterial puncture and indwelling arterial catheters. This limitation can be avoided by attaching a short segment of saphenous vein to the arteriotomy used for the thrombectomy and bringing this out to the skin as a 'venostomy'; thus providing ready access to the vascular tree for arteriography, prolonged infusion of thrombolytic agents, or selective catheter placement. In delayed thrombectomies (Categories 2 and 3 as described by the Ad Hoc Committee on Reporting Standards, J Vasc Surg 1986;4:80-94), extending the use of these agents may represent the only hope for limb salvage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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