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Endovascular Repair of an Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm Using a Surgeon-Reconstructed Prosthetic Graft and a Bare Metal Stent
Vascular Specialist International 2019;35:34-38
Published online March 31, 2019;
© 2019 Vascular Specialist International.

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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