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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 August;53(4):527-30

lingua: Inglese

Iliac branched device implantation in tortuous iliac anatomy after previous open ruptured aortic aneurysm repair

Vourliotakis G. 1, Bracale U. M. 1, Sondakh A. 1, Tielliu I. F.J. 1, Prins T. R. 2, Verhoeven E. L. G. 1

1 Division of Vascular Surgery,, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen,, Groningen, The Netherlands;
2 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands


The aim of this paper was to present iliac branched device (IBD) implantation in a fit 67-year-old man with tortuous iliac anatomy after previous emergent open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The patient underwent open treatment for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in another hospital. The procedure was complicated by extreme blood loss which prevented concommitant treatment of two large iliac aneurysms. Later, the patient underwent stent-grafting of a right common iliac artery aneurysm (CIAA) with coil embolization of the internal iliac artery (IIA). He was then refferred to our institute for treatment of the left CIAA with preservation of the left IIA. An IBD was used to this purpose. The introduction system was inserted over a through-and-through wire, and the bridging stent-graft via a left axillary approach. An Excluder leg was used to mate the IBD with the surgical graft limb. Additional self-expanding stents were needed to keep the limbs of the surgical graft open. One year later the patient is doing well, without buttock claudication, and the aneurysm is well excluded. With challenging anatomy, endovascular repair with an IBD may require additional technical tricks but also back-up materials to achieve success.

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