Long-term results of primary stenting for long and complex iliac artery occlusions

A. De Roeck, J. M. H. Hendriks, F. Delrue, P. Lauwers, P. Van Schil, M. De Maeseneer, O. Francois, P. Parizel, O. d'Archambeua

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Objectives : To evaluate the long-term results of recanalization with primary stenting for long and complex iliac artery occlusions.

Design : Retrospective non-randomized study.

Methods : Between 1996 and 2004, 38 patients underwent recanalization of an occluded iliac artery with subsequent stenting for TASC B lesions in 12 patients, TASC C in 10 and TASC D in 16. Thirty-one patients had Fontaine stage 2 B, four patients had stage 3 and one patient had stage 4. Two patients (5.4%) presented with acute ischemia and received trombolysis before recanalization. Patency results were calculated using Kaplan and Meier analysis. The mean follow-up was 26 months.

Results : Technical success was 97.4%. Thirty-day mortality was 2.7%. The primary patency rate was 94%, 89% and 77% at 1, 3 and 5 years respectively. Three re-occlusions (8.1%) and one restenosis (2.7%) were observed during follow-up. The secondary patency (SP) rate was 100%, 94% and 94% after 1, 2 and 3 years. Fifteen patients underwent an associated procedure. A kissing stent procedure in three patients, a contralateral PTA of an iliac stenosis in 8, a femorofemoral bypass in 2, a femoropopliteal bypass in 1 and an femoral endarterectomy in 2. The procedure related complication rate was 5.4%.

Conclusion : Long-term results of iliac recanalization are excellent without major complications if the procedure is technically successful. The endovascular procedure can be an alternative to an iliofemoral or aortobifemoral bypass in a high risk population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Belgian Surgical Week - Oostende, Belgium
Duration: 28 Apr 200530 Apr 2005

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