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Infrainguinal bypass
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Infra-Inguinal Bypass


Autogenous or presthetic bypass in the leg that originates at or distal to the external iliac artery and terminates distal to the ipsilateral common femoral artery, that is performed for arterial atheroscierotic occlusive or true degenerative aneurysm disease. (Most infra-inguinal grafts originate at or distal to the the common femoral artery, but occasionally the external iliac artery may be used for the proximal anastomosis, such as cases where extensive scar or infection exists at the CFA site.) Both primary and redo bypass grafts are included. Redo bypass grafts do not include a portion of a previous patent infra-inguinal graft.


  • Bypass done for pseudoaneurysm, embolic occlusive disease, trauma
  • Isolated femoral endarterectomy (femoral endarterectomy combined with PVI is captured on PVI form)
  • Thrombectomy or embolectomy
  • Bypass originating more proximal than the external iliac artery (which are recorded as supra-inguinal)
  • Revisions (open or endovascular) of previous bypass grafts. Revisions are defined as surgery that maintains a portion of the original bypass graft and/or use of prior patent bypass graft as inflow for a new distal disease bypass.
  • Infected aneurysm
  • Redo bypass for infected graft
  • Popliteal entrapment syndrome

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