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Title: Covered Stents in the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms: Procedural Results and Midterm Follow-Up

Purpose: To evaluate initial and midterm results of percutaneous treatment of peripheral aneurysms using covered stents. Methods: Between June 1994 and December 1997 we used covered stents (EndoPro System or Passager) on 19 patients with peripheral aneurysms (7 iliac, 5 subclavian, 3 femoral, 3 popliteal, 1 carotid). Results: Successful aneurysm exclusion was achieved in 18 of 19 patients (95%). In the short term (<30 days), one patient died of puncture site hemorrhage complicated by myocardial infarction; two femoral stents were surgically removed because of leakage. At subsequent follow-up (mean 20 months) two further unrelated deaths occurred. At 1 year (intention-to-treat) the stent was patent in 13 of 19 patients (68%) and the aneurysm was excluded in 17 of 19 (89%). Conclusion: Treatment of peripheral aneurysms with covered stents has a high rate of immediate procedural success. Continued exclusion of the aneurysms is achieved in a large proportion of patients but there is a relatively high rate of stent thrombosis.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. Service de Radiologie, Hopital Cardiologique, CHRU de Lille, F-59037 Lille (France)
  2. Service de Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire A, Hopital Cardiologique, CHRU de Lille, F-59037 Lille (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080342
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900322; Copyright (c) 1999 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DEATH; HEMORRHAGE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; PATENTS; PATIENTS; THROMBOSIS