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Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016
Diffuse unilateral pediatric arteriopathy: successful treatment with repeated angioplasty
1 Neuroradiology Clinic, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland  
2 Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2012; 18: 330-332
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.4856-11.1
Key Words: percutaneous transluminal angioplasty • lower extremities • peripheral arterial disease • femoral artery • crural artery


We report a three-year-old girl exhibiting severe long-segment stenoses and occlusions with diffuse arterial involvement of the upper and lower extremities on the right side. The obstructive lesions, which caused atrophy of the right limb and chronic ulceration of the foot, were treated successfully with repeated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Obstructive peripheral arterial disease can cause growth retardation of the involved extremity, which can be salvaged by repeated endovascular therapy even in a small growing child.
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