Endovascular treatment of ruptured iliac aneurysm previously treated by endovascular means

Ilias Dalainas, Giovanni Nano, Silvia Stegher, Paolo Bianchi, Giovanni Malacrida, Domenico G. Tealdi

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A patient with a ruptured iliac aneurysm was admitted to the Emergency Department in hypovolemic shock. He had previously undergone surgical treatment for an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was managed with a terminal-terminal Dacron tube graft. Subsequently, he developed two iliac aneurysms, which were treated endovascularly with two wall-grafts in the right and one wall-graft in the left iliac arteries. He suffered chronic renal failure and arterial hypertension. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed rupture of the right iliac aneurysm and dislocation of the two wall-grafts. He was treated in an emergency situation with the implantation of an iliac endograft that bridged the two wall-grafts, which resulted in hemostasis and stabilization of his condition. Five days later, in an elective surgical situation, he was treated with the implantation of an aorto-uni-iliac endograft combined with a femoral-femoral bypass. He was discharged 5 days later in good condition. At the 4 year follow-up visit, the endoprosthesis remained in place with no evidence of an endoleak. In conclusion, overlapping of endografts should be avoided, if possible. Strict surveillance of the endovascularly treated patient remains mandatory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-397
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Computed tomography
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Iliac aneurysm
  • Wall-graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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