Delayed Upstream Migration of an Iliac Stent

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Introduction: Stent migrations are described after peripheral endovascular treatments. We report a case of an unusual iliac stent movement after a successful angioplasty. Report: An occlusive distal intimal flap after aorto-iliac endoarterectomy was successfully fixed by stenting of the left external iliac artery. One month later, the patient was readmitted due to contralateral limb acute ischemia. Angiography revealed a right iliac artery thrombosis due to upstream stent migration from the left external iliac artery into the right common iliac artery. The patient underwent a combined surgical and endovascular rescue technique. Conclusion: Turbulent and pulsatile flow, associated with wall remodelling may explain this unexpected complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Stent migration
  • Stenting complications
  • Stents and prostheses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery


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