ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
İlker Alat, *Muharrem İnan, *Hacı Bostan, *Burak Germen, *Ahmet Keskin
İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Malatya
*İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Malatya
Background:We reported here our experiences on lower-limb-angiographies in the animal model and also determined the advantages and disadvantages of different intervention in each region.

Methods: Different angiographic approaches in 34 rabbit were evaluated. Lower limb angiographies were obtained by means of different approaches such as following; 1-Percutaneous approach from femoral artery, 2-Surgical approach from femoral artery, 3- Percutaneous abdominal aortic intervention, 4-Transperitoneal abdominal aortic approach, 5-Retroperitoneal aortic approach, 6- Thoracic aortic approach.

Results: The efficacy and the applicability of each approach were evaluated. It was observed that angiographic interventions from femoral artery have some hazards because of smaller caliber of femoral artery, furthermore only one leg can be evaluated via femoral artery. Angiographic interventions from both thoracic aorta and transperitoneal abdominal aorta are more invasive procedures. It was proved that percutaneous interventions are risky in experimental models.

Conclusion: The retroperitoneal aortic approach for the bilateral peripheric angiographic studies has the best results with the least invasion.

Keywords : Experimental surgery, angiography, vascular surgery, retroperitoneal aortic approach, rabbit
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