Targeted tibio-peroneal re-entry during subintimal revascularization using the Outback® catheter

K Rippel, H Ruhnke, B Jehs, J Decker, T Kroencke, C Scheurig-Muenkler
2021 CVIR Endovascular  
Re-entry devices are used regularly in subintimal recanalization of chronic occlusions of the iliac and femoro-popliteal arteries and significantly contribute to the high success rate of these interventions. However, the use in tibio-peroneal arteries has only been described in few cases so far. The present work is a retrospective evaluation of the Outback® re-entry device for gaining targeted true lumen access at the level of the tibio-peroneal arteries. From 9/2017 until 10/2020 the Outback®
more » ... atheter was used in case of failed spontaneous re-entry at the level of the tibio-peroneal arteries in 14 patients either instead of the usual retrograde approach via a pedal/distal-crural access (n = 11) or in combination with it (n = 3). Baseline demographic and clinical data, morphologic characteristics of the occlusions, procedural succedss, as well as the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) runoff score before and after revascularization were documented. All patients (median age: 78 years; range: 66-93) suffered from peripheral artery occlusive disease Rutherford stage 4 to 6 with a median lesion length of 12 cm (range: 7-35). Technical and procedural success was achieved in all 14 patients. The mean re-entry accuracy was 0.25 cm (range: 0-0.8). The SVS runoff score improved from a median of 14.5 (interquartile range IQR: 10.8-16.4) to 7 (IQR: 6.3-7) (p < 0.01). The use of the Outback® catheter for targeted tibio-peroneal re-entry is associated with a high technical and procedural success rate and should be considered in case of otherwise failed ante- and retrograde recanalization.
doi:10.1186/s42155-021-00206-w pmid:33507408 fatcat:4kdk7rq66ng5pg3dhbcenofpve