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Diagnosed two years with chronic total radial artery occlusion. Blood thinners has not dissolved it. What treatment can be done?

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In brief: What symptoms

you have , the condition you are describing , when radial artery gets occluded ( chronic process ) , collaterals will develops , ulnar artery compensates , through planar arterial arches , then rarely vascular reconstruction done .
Contrary in acute process where the lack of blood supply threatens viability of limb then will need reconstruction as seen in dialysis patients .

In brief: What symptoms

you have , the condition you are describing , when radial artery gets occluded ( chronic process ) , collaterals will develops , ulnar artery compensates , through planar arterial arches , then rarely vascular reconstruction done .
Contrary in acute process where the lack of blood supply threatens viability of limb then will need reconstruction as seen in dialysis patients .
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