- February 1, 2021
- Posted by: AmericanEndovascular
- Categories: Case Study, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Dr. Joseph Shams, an interventional radiologist at American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention. In today’s case study, we are going to talk about a non-healing wound and how we were able to prevent amputation. Saving limbs that others cannot.
Patient History and Consultation
38 year old, 300 lb male presents with large poorly healing ulceration of his left heel. Ulceration has been present for > 6 months prior to consultation with our service. The patient suffers from a skin condition hidradentitis suppurativa and cannot be touched in either groin.
Past Medical History
- CAD S/P MI
- ESRD on HD
- zinc sulfate
- Clindamycin HCl
The patient started with a diagnostic workup, which included:
- Lab evaluation
- Begin anti-platelet therapy
- Arterial imaging/doppler
- Limited secondary to patient body habitus and inability to tolerate the exam
Angiogram and planned revascularization via left brachial artery, transpedal, and transpopliteal artery routes.
(Image above – Poorly Healing Left Heel Ulcer)
Initial lower extremity angiogram from left brachial artery approach through the patient’s left upper arm AV fistula.
(Image above – Lower Extremity Angiogram via Left Arm Approach)
(Image above – Left Lower extremity Angiogram- Focal Distal SFA Stenosis)
(Image above – LLE Angiogram – AT runoff with proximal and distal stenoses, diffusely attenuated peroneal and PT arteries)
(Image above – S/P Atherectomy with 1.25 mm CSI and angioplasty of SFA and AT stenoses via AT Transpedal Approach)
(Image above – Improved distal runoff with the limited flow to the area of ulceration)
(Image above – Selective LLE Angiogram ( 5 days later) Via Antegrade Popliteal Artery Approach-diffusely diseased and attenuated peroneal artery, occluded PT artery)
(Image above – Diffusely Diseased Distal Runoff)
(Image above – S/P CSI Atherectomy and Angioplasty of Peroneal Artery Stenoses)
(Image above – risk Flow to Area of Ulceration)
(Image above – Before and After Images-Left Heel Ulceration)