Acute ischemia of the lower extremity in the pediatric population: A protocol for management

Peter J. Taub, James P. O'Connell, Aalok Singh, Alan Pinto, Matthew Kapklein, Carey Goltzman, R. Michael Koch

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Abstract

Each year, a large number of infants and children undergo vascular catheterization via access in a lower extremity. The femoral system is relatively easy to cannulate, and this approach avoids use of more central access approaches that may present more serious complications. Infrequently, however, pediatric patients develop acute ischemia of the ipsilateral lower extremity. Several surgical and non-surgical treatment options exist for the management of such problems. However, no adequate protocol exists for the management of acute lower extremity ischemia in the pediatric population. The authors present several cases of distal lower extremity ischemia as a result of femoral artery catheterization and offer a protocol for management of similar cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1078
Number of pages5
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume73
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extremity
  • Ischemia
  • Pediatric
  • Protocol

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