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Endovascular Repair of an Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm Using a Surgeon-Reconstructed Prosthetic Graft and a Bare Metal Stent
Vasc Spec Int 2019;35:34-38
Published online March 31, 2019;
© 2019 The Korean Society for Vascular Surgery.

Sungsin Cho, Jin Hyun Joh

Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jin Hyun Joh, Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 892 Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 05278, Korea, Tel: 82-2-440-6261, Fax: 82-2-440-7242, E-mail:,
Received October 12, 2018; Revised February 7, 2019; Accepted February 7, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Iliac artery aneurysms are usually asymptomatic. Herein, we report a novel strategy for the repair of a pseudoaneurysm involving the external iliac artery using a conventional artificial graft and bare metal stent. A 76-year-old male patient presented with severe resting pain and right foot discoloration. Computed tomography angiography revealed a right distal external iliac artery pseudoaneurysm, with severe calcified occlusion at the right common and superficial femoral arteries. After exposing the right femoral artery, long-segment endarterectomy and patch angioplasty with the ipsilateral greater saphenous vein were performed. Before the completion of patch angioplasty, a surgeon-modified 8-mm expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft was inserted for complete pseudoaneurysm repair. If a commercial covered stent is not available, minimally invasive endovascular repair can be safely performed using a surgeon-modified ePTFE graft and bare metal stent.

Keywords: Aneurysm, false, Prosthesis, Stents, Endarterectomy, Patch angioplasty

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