Transcutaneous ultrasound-guided endovascular crossing of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions

Subhash Banerjee, Tony S. Das, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Currently available techniques for the endovascular treatment of infrainguinal arterial chronic total occlusions (CTOs) require long procedure duration, large contrast volumes, complex subintimal dissection technique, and have low-intermediate success rates. Inability to remain intraluminal and/or reenter the true lumen after subintimal dissection remains the main reasons for procedural failure. We report for the first time a novel, simple, and reproducible technique that can significantly improve both the success and safety of endovascular intraluminal crossing of totally occluded peripheral arterial segments: the transcutaneous ultrasound-guided (TUG)-CTO technique. We used transcutaneous ultrasound guidance to cross long segments of superficial femoral artery CTO using a blunt-microdissection technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Chronic total occlusion
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Transcutaneous ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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