Hypogastric preservation with Viabahn stent graft during endovascular aneurysm repair
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
The presence of bilateral iliac aneurysms extending to the iliac bifurcations, in conjunction with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, complicates endovascular repair because of the difficulty of preserving one or both hypogastric arteries. Several open techniques have been suggested for hypogastric preservation, but they usually involve some type of anatomic or extra-anatomic bypass. Endovascular techniques for hypogastric preservation include branch iliac grafts, chimney grafts, and bellbottom limbs. We report the use of a Viabahn stent graft (W. L. Gore and Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) within the iliac limb of a Powerlink device (Endologix, Inc, Irvine, Calif) to preserve a hypogastric artery.