Transluminal Iliac Artery Dilatation: Nonsurgical Catheter Treatment of Atheromatous Narrowing

Charles T. Dotter, Josef Rosch, Janice M. Anderson, Ruza Antonovic, Manfred Robinson

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By means of a reinforced balloon catheter, percutaneous transluminal dilatation was used to treat 48 consecutive cases of atheromatous iliac artery narrowing. With no deaths and little increase in the time and risk of diagnostic arteriography, the procedure was successful in more than 80% of cases, giving immediate luminal enlargement and relief, as judged clinically, for up to six years, the maximum follow-up period. In properly selected patients, this technique should be used in preference to reconstructive vascular surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 1974
Externally publishedYes


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