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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2014 October;55(5):679-83

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Early experience with the Excluder® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis

Ferrer C., De Crescenzo F., Coscarella C., Cao P.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital S. Camillo Forlanini, Rome, Italy


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AIM: Dilation of one or both common iliac arteries (CIAs) is a major concern in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). One option for CIA aneurysm repair is hypogastric embolization followed by endograft extension into the external iliac artery. However, hypogastric occlusion does not always go unpunished and it may lead to ischemic complications. Aim of the paper was to evaluate early results with the Gore® Excluder® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE) in the treatment of iliac aneurysms associated or not with abdominal aortic aneurysms.
METHODS: Between November 2013 and April 2014, in our Institution 7 Gore IBE were implanted in 5 patients. Technical success, 30-day mortality and complications were investigated.
RESULTS: Technical success and branch patency was 100%. There was no 30-day mortality. In 1 of the 2 bilateral cases an endovascular relining with bare stents was required due to a compression of iliac legs at level of aortic bifurcation.
CONCLUSION: Use of Gore IBE device in the treatment of aorto-iliac disease is feasible and safe. Late results are necessary to evaluate the performance of this endograft in the long term.

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