Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) accompanied by common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms requires a more demanding procedure owing to the difficulties in obtaining an adequate distal landing zone for the stent-graft limb(s), a potential site of endoleak. The "sandwich technique" is a procedure to increase EVAR feasibility in the setting of adverse or challenging CIA anatomy. Its main advantages include no restrictions in terms of CIA diameter or length or internal iliac artery (IIA) diameter, no need to wait for a specific stent-graft. Our purpose is to describe our single-center experience and one year follow-up results of this new procedure. From April 2009 to June 2010, the sandwich technique was performed in our institution in 7 patients treated for AAA and unilateral CIA aneurysms (n. 5) or bilateral CIA aneurysms (n. 2). Inclusion criteria were the presence of unilateral or bilateral CIA aneurysm (independently from its diameter), IIA artery measuring up to 9 mm in its maximum diameter, not dilatation of IIA and EIA. The mean follow-up length was 15 months (range: 14-20 months). All stent-implanted iliac branches remained patent on 1 year follow-up and IIA flow was preserved. None of the patients had symptoms of pelvic ischemia. CT scan follow-up showed aneurysm shrinkage in five patients, without any sign of endoleaks in all cases. In selected cases, the "sandwich technique" showed good outcomes confirming to be a safe and easy to perform way to overcome anatomical constraints and expanding the limits of EVAR.

Ricci, C., Ceccherini, C., Cini, M., Vigni, F., Leonini, S., Tommasino, G., et al. (2012). Single-Center Experience and 1-Year Follow-up Results of “Sandwich Technique” in the Management of Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms During EVAR. CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 35(5), 1195-1200 [10.1007/s00270-012-0378-0].

Single-Center Experience and 1-Year Follow-up Results of “Sandwich Technique” in the Management of Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms During EVAR

MUZZI, LUIGI;
2012

Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) accompanied by common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms requires a more demanding procedure owing to the difficulties in obtaining an adequate distal landing zone for the stent-graft limb(s), a potential site of endoleak. The "sandwich technique" is a procedure to increase EVAR feasibility in the setting of adverse or challenging CIA anatomy. Its main advantages include no restrictions in terms of CIA diameter or length or internal iliac artery (IIA) diameter, no need to wait for a specific stent-graft. Our purpose is to describe our single-center experience and one year follow-up results of this new procedure. From April 2009 to June 2010, the sandwich technique was performed in our institution in 7 patients treated for AAA and unilateral CIA aneurysms (n. 5) or bilateral CIA aneurysms (n. 2). Inclusion criteria were the presence of unilateral or bilateral CIA aneurysm (independently from its diameter), IIA artery measuring up to 9 mm in its maximum diameter, not dilatation of IIA and EIA. The mean follow-up length was 15 months (range: 14-20 months). All stent-implanted iliac branches remained patent on 1 year follow-up and IIA flow was preserved. None of the patients had symptoms of pelvic ischemia. CT scan follow-up showed aneurysm shrinkage in five patients, without any sign of endoleaks in all cases. In selected cases, the "sandwich technique" showed good outcomes confirming to be a safe and easy to perform way to overcome anatomical constraints and expanding the limits of EVAR.
Ricci, C., Ceccherini, C., Cini, M., Vigni, F., Leonini, S., Tommasino, G., et al. (2012). Single-Center Experience and 1-Year Follow-up Results of “Sandwich Technique” in the Management of Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms During EVAR. CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 35(5), 1195-1200 [10.1007/s00270-012-0378-0].
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