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Rivista di Angiologia
Official Journal of the , the International Union of Phlebology and the
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International Angiology 2000 September;19(3):288-289
Successfull management of aortoiliac aneurysms with a quadrifurcated prosthesis
Cruz J. S., Teixeira J. F., Braga A. R.
From the Department of Vascular Surgery, S. Joao Hospital, Oporto, Portugal
Aortoiliac aneurysms constitute one of the main challenges facing vascular surgeons worldwide. We report for the first time the successful reconstruction of the aorta and iliac arteries with a quadrifurcated prosthesis, in a 72-year-old man with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, and aneurysms of the iliac arteries involving both iliac bifurcations. The aortoiliac reconstruction was performed with a quadrifurcated knitted Dacron graft, revascularising both internal and external iliac arteries. In our opinion, the use of such a graft is recommended in aortoiliac revascularisations whenever it is advisable for the preservation of flow to internal iliac arteries.