Treatment of Aortoiliac Aneurysms: Compatibility of the E-liac Stent Graft (Artivion((R)), Iliac Branch Device) with Endurant II or IIs (Medtronic((R)), EVAR)

O. Yazar*, S. Willems, P.B. Salemans, C.Y. Wong, B. van Grinsven, L.H. Bouwman

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Purpose Iliac branch devices (IBD) are widely used to treat aortoiliac aneurysms with an unfit distal landing zone for standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The aim of this retrospective study was to examine the treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms with the combination of the Endurant II(s) stent graft system (Medtronic((R))) and the E-liac stent graft (Artivion((R))).Materials and Methods Data of all patients who underwent an EVAR combined with unilateral or bilateral IBD between January 2015 and January 2020 were analyzed. Primary outcomes were technical success at implantation (successful EVAR with IBD extension placement and patency of the grafts without type 1 or type 3 endoleak), and type 1b/3 endoleak, hypogastric artery patency and IBD-related reinterventions during follow-up. Secondary outcomes were all type 1 endoleak, all reinterventions, rupture, and mortality during follow-up.Results A total of 38 patients were treated with a combination of EVAR with IBD. Technical success was 94.7% (n = 36/38). The 30-day survival was 100%. Median follow-up time was 31 months (range 8-56). During follow-up, no patients developed type 1b or type 3 endoleak and all hypogastric arteries at the side of IBD remained patent. The overall reintervention rate at 12 months follow-up was 5.3% (n = 2/38) and the IBD-related reintervention rate was 2.6% (n = 1/38).Conclusion The combination of the Endurant II(s) and the E-liac stent graft system is an effective and safe procedure for patients with an aortoiliac aneurysm. We confirm the high hypogastric artery patency rate using IBD. Furthermore, these devices have a high technical success rate even when it is combined with an Endurant II(s) EVAR main body.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Aortoiliac aneurysm
  • Iliac branch device
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Hypogastric artery
  • Endoleak
  • FATE


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