Interval gangrene complicating superficial femoral artery stent placement Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Femoral Artery
  • Gangrene
  • Stents


  • Interval gangrene-necrosis of tissue proximal to a successful distal revascularization procedure-is an exceeding rare complication. To date, only nine cases have been reported in the literature, and all were secondary to traditional open bypass procedures. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of interval gangrene after endovascular stent placement in the superficial femoral artery. We believe that with the increasing utilization of endovascular techniques to treat limb ischemia, the serious complication of interval gangrene must be revisited. Assessment of collateral circulation, precise stent placement, and the appropriate choice of stents and stent grafts will become increasing important as more and more of these lesions are treated with endovascular techniques.

publication date

  • September 2005



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2005.04.028

PubMed ID

  • 16171608

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 564

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