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How to deal with infrainguinal arterial calcifications: Atherectomy and lithoplasty devices

 Department of Radiology, Klinikum Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany

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Dierk Vorwerk,
Department of Radiology, Klinikum Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt
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DOI: 10.4103/AJIR.AJIR_12_20

This overview article should describe current technical problems of severe infrainguinal calcifications, outline solutions for challenging and complex lesions and give an overview over currently available debulking devices which are meant to deal with calcified lesions. As a relatively new device, arterial lithoplasty is discussed.

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