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Endovascular treatment of upper extremity ischemia due to radiation-induced arteritis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(6): 506-508 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.49139

Endovascular treatment of upper extremity ischemia due to radiation-induced arteritis

Fatih Yılmaz, Berhan Keskin, Zübeyde Bayram, Serdar Fidan, Ali Karagöz
Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Symptomatic occlusion of the peripheral arteries due to radiation-induced arteritis (RIA) is an extremely rare condition. Patients generally present with the symptoms of ischemic claudication months or years after radiotherapy. Treatment options for symptomatic patients include surgical or endovascular interventions. Although success rate of percutaneous angioplasty in RIA is lower than in atherosclerotic disease, there are several case reports in the literature to demonstrate successful percutaneous angioplasty for RIA. In this report, we presented a case with right upper extremity occlusion due to RIA treated by percutaneous angioplasty successfully.

Keywords: Radiation arteritis, percutaneous treatment, stenting, balloon angioplasty, upper extremity ischemia















How to cite this article
Fatih Yılmaz, Berhan Keskin, Zübeyde Bayram, Serdar Fidan, Ali Karagöz. Endovascular treatment of upper extremity ischemia due to radiation-induced arteritis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(6): 506-508

Corresponding Author: Berhan Keskin, Türkiye
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