Covered endovascular reconstruction of aortic bifurcation (CERAB) technique: A new approach in treating extensive aortoiliac occlusive disease

P. C J M Goverde*, F. A B Grimme, P. J E M Verbruggen, M. M P J Reijnen

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Endovascular treatment of occlusive disease of the aortic bifurcation is challenging. We developed the Covered Endovascular Reconstruction of Aortic Bifurcation or CERAB-technique, as a new approach for extensive and/or recurrent aortoiliac occlusive disease using three covered balloon expandable stents to reconstruct the aortic bifurcation. This configuration provides the ability to deal with TransAtlantic InterSociety Consensus (TASC II) C and D lesions, simulating a neo-bifurcation or flow divider in combination with the benefits of covered stents. The intervention can be performed percutaneously or as a hybrid procedure. Initial results are encouraging and further studies are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Arterial occlusive diseases
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Leriche syndrome
  • Stents

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