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Emergency percutaneous treatment of arterial iliac axis ruptures.

Authors
  • Laganà, Domenico
  • Carrafiello, Gianpaolo
  • Mangini, Monica
  • Giorgianni, Andrea
  • Lumia, Domenico
  • Cuffari, Salvatore
  • Fugazzola, Carlo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency radiology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
14
Issue
3
Pages
173–179
Identifiers
PMID: 17453260
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of emergency percutaneous treatment of ruptures of the iliac axis. In 5 years, we observed 13 patients (mean age, 62.1 years), 11 with rupture of the external iliac artery and two with rupture of the common iliac artery (six traumatic and seven iatrogenic). All patients were treated with stent grafts. A follow-up was performed with a color Doppler ultrasound at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months during the first year and then yearly. Immediate technical success was obtained in all cases. During a mean follow-up of 22.3 months, one stent-graft occlusion and one infection of a retroperitoneal hematoma occurred. The primary patency rate is 92.3%. Percutaneous treatment is a feasible and safe tool for iliac axis ruptures because it can provide a fast and definitive exclusion of bleeding with a patency rate comparable to surgery and less major morbidity and mortality.

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