Tailor-made iliac branched device for preserving the internal iliac artery in patients with common iliac artery aneurysm

Po Lin Chen, Hung Lung Hsu, I. Ming Chen, Tzu Ting Kuo, Yin Yin Chen, Chun Che Shih*

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Background: Endovascular repair with stent-graft is a treatment option for patient with common iliac artery aneurysm (CIAA). However, the preservation of the internal iliac artery (IIA) is a concern. The commercially available iliac branched device (IBD) requires a common iliac length of at least 5cm, which is usually too long for Asian people. Here, we report our medium-term results of using tailor-made IBD for patients with short common iliac artery (CIA) with and without abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Methods: A selected iliac limb of the AAA stent-graft was unloaded from the delivery system. A 6-mm fenestration hole was made at the length of the CIA from the proximal end. The edge of the hole was reinforced with the soft and radiopaque tip of a 0.014´´ wire. Then, the iliac limb was reloaded into the introduced sheath as the tailor-made IBD. It was inserted from the selected side of the femoral artery and deployed. The ipsilateral IIA was cannulated through the fenestration hole. Then, a balloon-expandable or self-expandable covered stent with an appropriate size was deployed as the bridging stent-graft. Results: Between March 2013 and March 2017, a total of 10 patients received the tailor-made IBDs. One patient died of systemic thromboembolism 2 days after the operation. The bridging stent-grafts remained patent in all patients, except one occluded at 1 year after operation. Conclusion: A tailor-made IBD is an easy-to-apply, alternative option for preserving the IIA perfusion in short CIAA patients with and without AAA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2019


  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Common iliac artery aneurysm
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Iliac branched device
  • Internal iliac artery


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