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Natural history of the iliac arteries after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and suitability of ectatic iliac arteries as a distal sealing zone.
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PMID:  17924725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate the natural history of dilated common iliac arteries (CIA) exposed to pulsatile blood flow after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) and the suitability of ectatic iliac arteries as sealing zones using flared iliac limbs. METHODS: Follow-up computed tomograms of 102 CIAs in 60 EVAR patients were investigated. Diameter changes in CIAs < or =16 mm (group 1) were compared with changes in vessels where a dilated segment >16 mm in diameter continued to be exposed to pulsatile blood flow (group 2). Within group 2, cases in which the stent terminated proximal to the dilated artery segment (2a) were compared with those that had been treated with a flared limb (2b). RESULTS: The mean CIA diameter increased by 1.0+/-1.0 mm in group 1 (p<0.001 versus immediately after EVAR) and by 1.5+/-1.7 mm in group 2 (p<0.001 versus immediately after EVAR) within an average follow-up of 43.6+/-18.0 months. Diameter increase was more pronounced in dilated CIAs (p=0.048), and it was not significantly different between groups 2a and 2b (p=0.188). No late distal type I endoleak or stent-graft migration associated with CIA ectasia was observed. CONCLUSION: Dilatation of the CIA is significant after EVAR, and it is more pronounced in ectatic iliac arteries. Although ectatic iliac arteries appear to be suitable sealing zones in the short term, continued follow-up is mandatory.
Juergen Falkensammer; Albert G Hakaim; W Andrew Oldenburg; Beate Neuhauser; Ricardo Paz-Fumagalli; J Mark McKinney; Beate Hugl; Matthias Biebl; Josef Klocker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-10     Completed Date:  2008-01-10     Revised Date:  2008-09-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / pathology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Dilatation, Pathologic
Follow-Up Studies
Iliac Artery / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Linear Models
Prosthesis Design
Pulsatile Flow
Regional Blood Flow
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Endovasc Ther. 2008 Apr;15(2):246-7   [PMID:  18426278 ]

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