Complications associated with the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia




chronic limb-threatening ischemia, atherosclerosis, surgical site infection, pseudoaneurysm


The aim of the work is to review current national and foreign specialized literature on various complications associated with the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia.

Atherosclerotic lesion of the lower limb arteries is the most common cause of tissue perfusion deficiency of the lower limbs and can lead to their loss. A radical method of treatment for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) remains revascularization. Despite the modern possibilities of surgical treatment and many years of experience in such treatment, the percentage of surgical complications is still substantial.

The level of providing qualitative care to patients with CLTI consists in the successful correction of the mentioned complications. That is why the analysis of this problem is an urgent issue of modern angiosurgery.

Conclusions. Most complications after surgical treatment of atherosclerotic lower limb lesions could cause both a limb loss and a severe systemic disorder development in general. The presented data of the professional literature review of clinical and experimental studies justify the need for an early management of complications associated with surgical treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia. It would contribute not only to the limb preservation, but also prevent the occurrence of severe general somatic complications.

Author Biographies

Т. І. Vykhtiuk, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery No. 2

Yu. H. Orel, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, PhD, DSc, Professor of the Department of Surgery No. 2

O. M. Slabyi, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, Assistant of the Department of Surgery No. 2

Yu. Z. Khorkavyi, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, Assistant of the Department of Surgery No. 2

H. Yu. Orel, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, intern of the Department of Surgery No. 2

A. A. Savchenko, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery No. 2


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Vykhtiuk ТІ, Orel YH, Slabyi OM, Khorkavyi YZ, Orel HY, Savchenko AA. Complications associated with the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Zaporozhye Medical Journal [Internet]. 2023Jul.20 [cited 2024Jun.18];25(4):370-4. Available from: