Percutaneous treatment of iliac aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms with Cragg Endopro System 1 stent-grafts

Daniele Gasparini, Andrea Lovaria, Silvia Saccheri, Antonio Nicolini, Giorgio Favini, Luigi Inglese, Pier Luigi Giorgetti, Pier Tommaso Basadonna

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Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility and short-term follow-up results of treating iliac aneurysms by the Cragg Endopro System 1 stent-graft. Methods: Nine lesions (two pseudoaneurysms and seven atherosclerotic aneurysms) were treated in eight patients by percutaneous implantation of a total of 10 stent-grafts. The procedure was followed by anticoagulation with heparin for 6 days, then antiplatelet therapy. Follow-up was by color Doppler ultrasound scan at 2 days and 3 months after the procedure for all patients, and by venous digital subtraction angiography and/or angio-CT up to 12 months later for four patients. Results: Initial clinical success rate was 100% and there were two minor complications. In one case the delivery system was faulty resulting in failure to deploy the stent-graft. An additional device had to be used. At 3-12 months all prostheses were patent but one patient (12.5%) had a minimal pergraft leak. Conclusion: Percutaneous stent-grafting with this device is a safe and efficacious treatment of iliac artery aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-352
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997



  • Aneurysm, iliac
  • Endovascular stents
  • Graft
  • Prostheses
  • Stent/graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Gasparini, D., Lovaria, A., Saccheri, S., Nicolini, A., Favini, G., Inglese, L., Giorgetti, P. L., & Basadonna, P. T. (1997). Percutaneous treatment of iliac aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms with Cragg Endopro System 1 stent-grafts. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, 20(5), 348-352.