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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2011 Febbraio;52(1):89-92

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Successful percutaneous endovascular treatment of symptomatic infrarenal aortic stenosis caused by soft-plaque with the endurant stent-graft

Donas K. P. 1, Schönefeld T. 1, Schwindt A. 1, Troisi N. 2, Torsello G. 1

1 Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital Münster and Center of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Münster University Hospital, Münster, Germany;
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy


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Focal stenosis or occlusion of the infrarenal aorta is a relatively rare entity. In particular, soft-plaque of atherothrombotic origin in the aortic segment is linked to high-risk for peripheral embolisation. To our knowledge, the present case report describes for first time in the literature successful percutaneous treatment of a symptomatic soft-plaque infrarenal aortic stenosis with severe calcification of the iliac vessels by stent-graft, in particular by the new Endurant. Endovascular exclusion of the thrombotic lesion by endoprosthesis covers the atherosclerotic wall treating the potential underlying cause of the thrombus formation. The radial force of the endoprosthesis seems to be sufficient achieving complete expansion. However, long-term results are warranted.

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