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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Jan;37(1):68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2008.09.014. Epub 2008 Nov 5.

Short-term results of a randomized trial comparing remote endarterectomy and supragenicular bypass surgery for long occlusions of the superficial femoral artery [the REVAS trial].

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Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Techniques for surgical repair of Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) C and D lesions of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) are supragenicular bypass grafting or the less invasive remote endarterectomy (RSFAE). This trial compares the patency rates of both techniques.

DESIGN:

Randomized, multicenter trial.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

116 patients were randomized to RSFAE (n=61) and supragenicular bypass surgery (n=55). Indications for surgery were claudication (n=77), rest pain (n=21), or tissue loss (n=18).

RESULTS:

Median hospital stay was 4 days in the RSFAE group compared with 6 days in the bypass group (p=0.004). Primary patency after 1-year follow-up was 61% for RSFAE and 73% for bypass (p=0.094). Secondary patency was 79% for both groups. Subdividing between venous (n=25) and prosthetic grafts (n=30) shows a primary patency of 89% and 63% respectively at 1-year follow-up (p=0.086).

CONCLUSION:

RSFAE is a minimally invasive adjunct in the treatment of TASC C and D lesions of the SFA, with shorter admittance and a comparable secondary patency rate to bypass. The venous bypass is superior to both RSFAE and PTFE bypass surgery, but only 45% of patients had a sufficient saphenous vein available. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00566436.

PMID:
18990592
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2008.09.014
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