|Angioplasty of the Occluded Persistent Sciatic Artery Using the Retrograde Approach from Superficial Femoral Artery.
|Formal name：Annals of vascular surgery
Abbreviation：Ann Vasc Surg
|Domestic / Foregin
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|Sugihara Ryuta, Ueda Yasunori, Nishimoto Yuji, Takahashi Kuniaki, Nakano Tomoaki, Higuchi Yoshiharu, Kashiwase Kazunori, Hirata Akio, Takeda Yasuharu, Yasumura Yoshio
|Persistent sciatic artery is a rare developmental anomaly prone to atherosclerotic disease. We present a case of successful endovascular therapy for left persistent sciatic artery that was occluded at the distal site. The angioplasty was performed with both antegrade approach from contralateral common femoral artery and retrograde approach from ipsilateral superficial femoral artery. The guidewire was advanced via collateral channel and crossed through the lesionretrogradely. Rendez-vous technique was performed, and the lesion was successfully dilated by balloon inflation. Angioplasty of occluded sciatic artery can be performed successfully and effectively using the collateral channel.