Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

1997 • VOLUME 3 • №2

EXPERIENCE WITH THE USE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE ARTERIOGRAPHY IN OCCLUSIONS OF THE GREAT ARTERIES OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES

V.A. Safonov, A.P. Dergilev, K.P. Kovalevsky, A.S. Altarev
Department of Vascular Surgery, Department of Magnetic Resonance Tomography, Novosibirsk State Regional Clinical Hospital,
Novosibirsk, Russia

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of obliterated arteries of the lower extremities was performed in 12 patients on the Vectra magnetic resonance tomograph. The results of the study were compared with the X-ray and duplex scanning data and the results of infraoperative revision of the vessels during reconstructive surgery. Considerable resolving power of MRA was marked. An especially great advantage of this modality, as compared to X-ray and ultrasound examinations, consists in the ability to reveal passable parts of the great arteries of the leg in patients with the involved subpoliteal and crural arteries. For instance, according to the data supplied by X-ray and ultrasound examinations, six patients had obliteration of all great arteries of the leg, although MRA identified some vessels with retained blood circulation that was confirmed intraoperatively.

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