Vasc Spec Int.  2020 Sep;36(3):170-173. 10.5758/vsi.200033.

Long-Term Result of Tibioperoneal Trunk Bypass with an Autogenous Graft Using the Varicose Great Saphenous Vein for Acute Limb Ischemia

  • 1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea


For the management of acute limb ischemia (ALI) and multilevel arterial occlusive disease, tibial bypass using the saphenous vein has been considered a mainstay due to the long-term durability in selected patients with acceptable saphenous veins and comorbid conditions. Traditionally, bypass using a varicose autogenous graft has been contraindicated due to the risk of late aneurysmal dilation and rupture. Here, we describe a patient who presented with ALI and received tibioperoneal trunk bypass using a varicose autogenous graft. The patient has been doing well during the 72-month follow-up without recurrent symptoms or revision. The follow-up images showed a favorably patent graft with mild aneurysmal changes at the valve cusp adjacent to the knee. If there are no other appropriate autologous veins for revascularization, a varicose autogenous vein graft may be a useful option for limb salvaging in selected patients with multilevel arterial occlusive diseases.


Peripheral arterial disease; Operative therapy; Varicose veins; Ischemia
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