Objective: To determine the safety and the long-term results of primary stent placement for localized distal aortic occlusive disease. Design: Retrospective observational study. Patients and Methods: From July 1998 to July 2005 17 patients (14 female and 3 men, mean age 57 years (39-80)) were treated for intermittent claudication. Five of these patients underwent additional endovascular treatment of focal iliac lesions. Results: Technical success defined as residual stenosis of less than 50% or a trans-stenotic systolic pressure gradient <10% was achieved in 14 of 17 (82%) patients. Major complications included dissection at the puncture site in one patient and thrombosis of additional iliac stents in another patient. Both of these complications were successfully treated. During a mean follow-up of 27 months (range 1-86), four patients had recurrence of symptoms due to in-stent restenoses (n = 2), femoral (n = 1) or iliac occlusion (n = 1), respectively. By Kaplan-Meier analysis, primary aortic hemodynamic patency was 83% at 3 years. Secondary aortic hemodynamic patency was 100%. The primary clinical patency was 68% at 3 years. Conclusion: Primary stent placement for distal aortic stenoses is an alternative to surgical treatment because of its high patency and relatively low complication rates. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Simons, P. C. G., Nawijn, A. A., Bruijninckx, C. M. A., Knippenberg, B., de Vries, E. H., & van Overhagen, H. (2006). Long-term Results of Primary Stent Placement to Treat Infrarenal Aortic Stenosis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 32(6), 627–633. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2006.05.010