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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 281–285 | Cite as

Acute Iliac Artery Rupture: Endovascular Treatment

  • A. Chatziioannou
  • D. Mourikis
  • J. Katsimilis
  • V. SkiadasEmail author
  • V. Koutoulidis
  • K. Katsenis
  • L. Vlahos
CASE REPORT

Abstract

The authors present 7 patients who suffered iliac artery rupture over a 2 year period. In 5 patients, the rupture was iatrogenic: 4 cases were secondary to balloon angioplasty for iliac artery stenosis and 1 occurred during coronary angioplasty. In the last 2 patients, the rupture was secondary to iliac artery mycotic aneurysm. Direct placement of a stent-graft was performed in all cases, which was dilated until extravasation was controlled. Placement of the stent-graft was successful in all the cases, without any complications. The techniques used, results, and mid-term follow-up are presented. In conclusion, endovascular placement of a stent-graft is a quick, minimally invasive, efficient, and safe method for emergency treatment of acute iliac artery rupture, with satisfactory short- and mid-term results.

Keywords

Angioplasty Iliac artery Interventional radiology Mycotic aneurysm Rupture Stent-graft 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chatziioannou
    • 1
  • D. Mourikis
    • 1
  • J. Katsimilis
    • 1
  • V. Skiadas
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. Koutoulidis
    • 1
  • K. Katsenis
    • 1
  • L. Vlahos
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Department, Areteion HospitalUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Vasilios SkiadasAthensGreece

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