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Title: Dacron Graft Aneurysm Treated by Endovascular Stent-Graft

A 72-year old man who underwent aorto-bifemoral bypass with insertion of a Dacron graft 18 years previously presented with an aneurysm in the left limb of his graft. Angiography also demonstrated a bilateral occlusion of the popliteal arteries. Computed tomography (CT) angiography was performed and showed a localized dilation of 3 cm in the left limb of the graft, which had a diameter of 14 mm throughout. In view of the technical difficulties of a surgical procedure, an endovascular stent was considered. Through a left femoral arteriotomy, a stent graft was inserted and deployed in the left limb of the graft. This resulted in total exclusion of the Dacron graft aneurysm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such a procedure.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602 Haifa 31096 (Israel)
  2. Department of Vascular Surgery, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602 Haifa 31096 (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21083545
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002700001722; Copyright (c) 2001 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; ARTERIES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BYPASSES; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DACRON; GRAFTS; LIMBS; SURGERY