After adjustment among participants younger than 80 years, diffuse lesions
, as compared with no lesions, were associated with an almost three-fold increase in the risk of hip fracture.
Imaging is especially useful in determining the degree and depth of anatomical involvement which is helpful for evaluation prior to complete removal of the tumour, reconstruction or excision of recurrent diffuse lesions
The pattern of restenosis markedly shifted from diffuse lesions
within uncoated stents to focal lesions at the proximal margins of coated stents.
6,7) Authors described the diffuse lesions
as unencapsulated, firm, gray-white nodular lesions, whereas the focal lesions were circumscribed but unencapsulated nodules.
Penn said long diffuse lesions
and small vessels, especially common among diabetic patients, may be key predictors of in-stent restenosis.
Janet Burpee, FSS's CEO commented, "We believe our device could provide the physicians a viable solution for treatment of long, difficult, and diffuse lesions
in the femoropopliteal arteries.