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Korean Circ J. 1992 Jun;22(3):500-508. Korean. Case Report.
Shim WH , Park SH .

BACKGROUND: Despite general agreement as to the safety and immediate success of percutaneous iliac angioplasty, its long-term efficacy remains subjects to debate and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty(PTA) induced dissection in the iliac artery may also lead to urgent surgery although frequency of this complication is not clearly stated in the literature. The relatively early result with the use of the Palmaz balloon-expandable intraluminal stent(BEIS) for treating atherosclerotic iliac artery and PTA-induced iliac artery dissections strongly suggest that Palmaz BEIS has its important role for limitations of PTA.It is generally accepted that indications for stent placement are (a) inadequate immediate postangioplasty response (b) restenosis after previous iliac balloon angioplasty, and (c) total iliac artery occlusion. METHODS: We report the successful implantation of Palmaz BEIS at right common iliac artery in a patients suffered from severe claudication. Previously the patients received PTA two times. First PTA resulted in intimal dissection and restenosis occurred after successful second PTA. RESULTS: After successful implantation of Palmaz BEIS, pressure gradients across the lesion and blood flow pattern were nearly normalized. The patients was discharged without symptom and was in good condition after 4 months follow-up. CONCLUSION: According to our this limited experience and other reports, stent placement in valuable adjunct in the management of iliac artery disease.

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