Anaconda Endovascular Limbs for the Treatment of Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The purpose of this article is to report the feasibility and preliminary results of the treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs) with Anaconda limbs (Vascutek Ltd., Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland). A prospective cohort is reported of consecutive IAAs treated by two senior surgeons from May to December 2006. One or more Anaconda limbs were used, and internal iliac arteries were embolized if necessary. Twelve IAAs in 11 patients were treated. The average IAA diameter was 4.3 +/- 1.1 cm, and the average diameter of stent used was 14 +/- 2.5 mm, with an average total length of 97 +/- 25 mm. At a mean follow-up of 12 +/- 4 months, there were no graft-related complications, graft occlusions, or requirements for reintervention. Endovascular treatment for isolated IAAs under local anesthesia using Anaconda limbs is feasible, safe, and effective. However, as with all new technology, longer follow-up data are necessary.

publication date

  • February 1, 2009

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