Treating flush iliac artery occlusion by endovascular means can be very challenging and is a cause of technical failure requiring open surgical intervention. We describe a simple endovascular technique that can be valuable in increasing technical success and avoiding the use of a re-entry device. The technique involves placing an occlusive contralateral iliac artery balloon to assist in recanalizing a flush iliac artery occlusion. © 2012 Society for Vascular Surgery.
Bechara, C. F., Barshes, N. R., Lin, P. H., & Kougias, P. (2012). Recanalization of flush iliac occlusions with the assistance of a contralateral iliac occlusive balloon. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 55(3), 872–874. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2011.10.029