• Use of the Ocelot catheter in iliac chronic total occlusion intervention



    The optical-coherence tomography guided Ocelot catheter has previously been shown to be a safe and effective tool for crossing peripheral chronic total occlusions. However, the existing literature focuses mostly on the superficial femoral artery, without prior evidence of use within the suprainguinal vasculature.

    Case series

    We present the first known cases of the Ocelot catheter for revascularization of chronic total occlusions in the iliac vasculature. In the first case a retrograde approach is used for intervention of the right common iliac artery, while in the second case an antegrade approach is used for revascularization of the left external iliac artery.


    In this case report we first demonstrate as proof of feasibility the use of the Ocelot catheter in suprainguinal artery chronic total occlusions.


    Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2018-10-01, Volume 19, Issue 7, Pages 795-798, Copyright © 2018


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