Korean Circ J.  2013 Apr;43(4):265-268. 10.4070/kcj.2013.43.4.265.

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of Contralateral Iliac and Superficial Femoral Arteries via Graft Vessel in a Patient with FemoroFemoral Bypass Graft

  • 1Department of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju Hospital, Gyeongju, Korea. ptca@dongguk.ac.kr


Peripheral arterial disease represents a significant problem, particularly among the elderly population. There has been great progress made in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease in recent years. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been employed as a method of treatment for patients with a variety of peripheral arterial disease. We report our experience with PTA of contralateral common iliac and superficial femoral arteries via graft vessel in a patient with femorofemoral bypass due to ipsilateral iliac artery occlusion.


Peripheral artery disease; Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; Femoral artery; Bypass grafting

MeSH Terms

Femoral Artery
Iliac Artery
Peripheral Arterial Disease


  • Fig. 1 Computerized tomography angiography revealed a patent graft, but also a high-grade irregular stenosis of the right common iliac artery and a total occlusion of superficial femoral artery.

  • Fig. 2 Diagnostic angiogram of the right common iliac artery and superficial femoral artery. A: angiography showed that the right common iliac artery had severe stenosis of a focal 80% lesion. B: angiography showed that the right superficial femoral artery had total occlusion.

  • Fig. 3 After stent placement, angiogram showed good dilatation of the common iliac artery.

  • Fig. 4 After balloon dilation, angiogram showed good flow through the superficial femoral artery. A: the proximal segment of the stent. B: the distal segment of the stent.


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