Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2004 • VOLUME 10 • №4

REVASCULARIZATION OF THE LOWER LIMBS FOR ISCHEMIC DIABETIC FOOT WITH PYONECROTIC TISSUE LESIONS

N.A. Shor, Yu.F. Chumak, V.P. Reuka, O.A. Zhukov
Chair of Surgery, Faculty for Advanced Medical Training,
Lugansk State Medical University,
Lugansk, Ukraine

This paper analyzes the results of the treatment of 213 patients with ischemic diabetic foot marked by pyonecrotic tissue lesions. On examination of the patients the authors were governed by the clinical findings as well as by the data supplied by the research methods such as ultrasound Doppler, percutaneous oxymetry, contrast angiography and laser flowmetry. Altogether 89 patients underwent revascularisation of the lower limbs by means of restoring arterial circulation; 72 patients were provided lumbar sympathectomy. The indications were elaborated for use of one or another revascularization technique. It has been established that of the 161 patients provided limb revascularization, the satisfactory results with limb salvage were obtained in 132 (81.9%) patients; high amputations were performed in 22 (13.6%) cases; 7 (4.3%) patients did not improve; after operation no lethal outcomes were recorded. Of the 52 patients who did not undergo lower limb revascularization, the beneficial results were obtained in 37 (71.1%), high amputations were performed in 15 (28.9%) patients. The conclusion is drawn that limb revascularization allows to minimize the number of high amputations more than twofold.

KEY WORDS: diabetes mellitus diabetic foot, ischemia, lower limb revascularization.

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