Femoral Endarterectomy for Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease
Katherine L. Morrow, MD; Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Massachusetts General Hospital
This case describes an 85-year-old gentleman with significant peripheral arterial disease and lifestyle-limiting claudication who had previously undergone an unsuccessful attempt at endovascular treatment of his significant right common femoral artery stenosis.
A right common femoral endarterectomy was performed to remove this patient’s significant plaque burden. Postoperatively, the patient noted significant improvement in his right lower extremity claudication, and his postoperative pulse volume recordings showed improved arterial inflow.