Laserassisteret ballonangioplastik af okklusioner i det femoropopliteale segment

J P Eiberg, John Bøje Grønvall Rasmussen, T V Schroeder


During 1990 through 1992, 32 patients with arterial occlusive disease of the femoropopliteal segment underwent laser-assisted balloon angioplasty at the vascular service of Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. A pulsed ultraviolet excimer laser was employed. Initial angiographic and clinical success was achieved in 20 of 32 femoropopliteal occlusions (63%). Life-table analysis revealed a cumulated patency rate of 40%, 33% and 25% after one month, one and three years, respectively. There was no correlation between initial success rate and length of occlusion, status of run-off, calcification or number of collateral vessels. In this series, laser angioplasty carried a high risk of perforation. The initial and long-term results were no better than could be expected of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, suggesting that laser-assisted balloon angioplasty has no place in the vascular surgical armamentarium.

Bidragets oversatte titelLaser-assisted balloon angioplasty of occlusions in the femoropopliteal segment
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer20
Sider (fra-til)2840-3
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 15 maj 1995


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ischemia
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Popliteal Artery
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies


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