PURPOSE: To report our experience with the endovascular repair of iliac aneurysms secondary to aortoiliac bypass grafting. METHODS: Thirteen patients (12 men; age range 62-86 years) with histories of aortoiliac reconstructions were treated with endovascular stent-grafts for 11 false and 2 true iliac aneurysms that averaged 5.2 cm in diameter (range 3.0-7.0). Via a percutaneous access and 9-F or 12-F sheaths, Passager or Wallgraft stent-grafts were delivered to exclude the aneurysms. RESULTS: Twelve (92%) of 13 interventions were completed satisfactorily; 1 procedure for a true iliac aneurysm was converted to traditional bypass grafting. Two patients underwent additional surgical procedures. The average hospital stay for the patients with endovascular repairs only was 3 days (range 2-5). After a mean follow-up of 28 months (range 17-40), no complication or endoleak has been detected in any patient, and all endografts are patent. CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular repair is an effective treatment for secondary aneurysms arising after aortoiliac surgery. It is less invasive and involves a shorter hospital stay. Endovascular repair should be the first choice treatment for iliac aneurysms.
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