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External Iliac Artery Stenting: High Incidence of Concomitant Revascularization Procedures
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Vance L. Smith
  • Laura Peterson, Wright State University
  • Jean E. Starr
  • Bhagwan Satiani
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Objectives: To review immediate results, patency rates, hemodynamic success, and incidence of concomitant procedures with external iliac artery stenting (EIAS). Methods: Demographic features, category and clinical grade, Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus II classification lesion type, pre- and postprocedure ankle–brachial indices, and primary patency were compared between group 1 (EIAS without distal revascularization) and group 2 (EIAS with concomitant distal revascularization).Results: No mortality and a 100% immediate technical success rate was recorded in group 1 (n = 12) and group 2 (n = 24). Eleven patients (30.6%) also had stenting of the adjacent common iliac artery. Two thirds of group 2 patients required concomitant femoral or distal revascularization. Conclusions: No difference in stent patency rates was found between patients in group 1 versus group 2. Patients requiring EIAS tend to have more diffuse arterial disease necessitating complicated open reconstruction and/or distal revascularization, as well as more proximal iliac stenting.

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Vance L. Smith, Laura Peterson, Jean E. Starr and Bhagwan Satiani. "External Iliac Artery Stenting: High Incidence of Concomitant Revascularization Procedures" Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Vol. 46 Iss. 3 (2012) p. 246 - 250 ISSN: 15385744
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