Endovascular Management of Flush Common Iliac Artery Occlusive Disease: Challenges and Solutions

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The aim of this study was to assess the difficulties met with possible recommendations in management of flush common iliac artery occlusive disease (FCIAOD).

This a prospective study assessing FCIAOD along the period of 24 months. We defined FCIAOD as more than 90% occlusion of diameter of common iliac artery (CIA) with less than 2 mm patent iliac stump from its origin from the abdominal aorta.

Our study included 51 cases. Technical success was achieved in 47 patients (92%); 82.5% of cases were done via two accesses (65% of cases were done using bilateral femoral). Primary stenting was done in all cases. Sixty-eight percent of cases were treated by unilateral stents (81.3% of them were done using self-expandable) and 32% of cases were treated by kissing stents (50% using self-expandable). Prestent dilatation was selectively used in 77% of cases. Follow-up (12 months) revealed primary patency of 82.5% and secondary patency was 98% with no amputation done. Mortality rate was 4%.

Endovascular treatment provides a successful option for the management of FCIAOD with a technical success rate of 92%, the option of selective use of prestent dilatation. FCIAOD does not preclude the use of unilateral stent in CIA, which can be completed to kissing stents if needed.

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