What is Femorofemoral bypass?

Background. Femorofemoral (femoral-femoral) bypass is a method of surgical revascularization used in the setting of unilateral common and/or external iliac artery occlusive disease.

Why is a Femorofemoral bypass performed?

In patients who have a normal contralateral iliac artery and in whom medical comorbidities are present, femorofemoral bypass is sometimes used to revascularize the ischemic limb. Endovascular recanalization of the occluded iliac artery has been performed for many years.

How long does a fem fem bypass last?

Femorofemoral crossover bypass (FCB) is a good procedure for patients with unilateral iliac artery disease. There are many articles about the results of FCB, but most of them were limited to 5 years follow-up.

How long does a fem pop bypass last?

Results: The overall primary patency rates of femoropopliteal bypass were 88%, 79% and 76% at 1, 3 and 5 years, respectively. Type of graft material and age of patient were independent prognostic factors of graft patency. The cumulative limb salvage rates were 90%, 86% and 86% at 1, 3 and 5 years, respectively.

What are possible postoperative complications of a femoral popliteal bypass?

Some possible complications may include:

  • Heart attack.
  • Irregular heart beats.
  • Bleeding.
  • Wound infection.
  • Swelling of the leg.
  • Blood clot in the leg.
  • Fluid in the lungs.
  • Bleeding where the catheter is put in after the procedure.

How long does femoral artery bypass last?

In general, a vein bypass in the leg can be expected to last five years or longer in 60 to 70 percent of patients, although about one-quarter to one-third will require additional procedures to maintain the function of these grafts.

How long does popliteal artery bypass last?

It may last 2 or 3 months. You will need to take it easy for at least 2 to 6 weeks at home. It may take 6 to 12 weeks to fully recover.

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