CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 434–439 | Cite as

Endovascular Stent-Graft Applications in Iatrogenic Vascular Injuries

  • Feyyaz BaltacıoğluEmail author
  • N. Çagatay Çim¸it
  • Barbaros Çil
  • Saruhan Çekirge
  • Selim İspir


Purpose: To report the results of covered stent applications in iatrogenic vascular injuries. Methods: We report 17 patients (11 men, 6 women; age range 20–59 years, mean age 40 years) who underwent repair of different iatrogenic vascular lesions by means of endovascular covered stents. The patient population consisted of 8 femoral arteriovenous fistulae, 4 common femoral artery pseudoaneurysms, 1 subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm, 1 abdominal aortic aneurysm, 1 iliac artery perforation, 2 porto-biliary fistulae that developed during TIPS procedure. Balloon-expandable stent-grafts were used in all patients except one. Control studies were performed with angiography. Results: Technical success was achieved in all 17 patients. The mean clinical follow-up period for all 17 patients was 8 months. There were no signs of stent migration or leaks in the control studies. Only one patient developed a hemodynamically insignificant stenosis at the proximal end of the stent. There have been no stent deformations or related complications during the follow-up period. Conclusion: Our short-term results suggest that endovascular treatment is a low-risk procedure and appears less invasive than surgery for the treatment of different types of iatrogenic vascular injuries. Intermediate and long-term results are not available.


Stent-graft Endovascular Aneurysm Vascular injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feyyaz Baltacıoğlu
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Çagatay Çim¸it
    • 1
  • Barbaros Çil
    • 2
  • Saruhan Çekirge
    • 2
  • Selim İspir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMarmara University School of Medicine, IstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHacettepe University School of Medicine, AnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Vascular SurgeryMarmara University School of Medicine, IstanbulTurkey

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