Experience with the GORE EXCLUDER iliac branch endoprosthesis for common iliac artery aneurysms

Steven M.M. Van Sterkenburg*, Jan M.M. Heyligers, Mathijs van Bladel, Hence J. Verhagen, Daniël Eefting, Marc R. van Sambeek, Clark J. Zeebregts, Michel M.P.J. Reijnen, Dutch IBE Collaboration

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Objective: In this study, we analyzed the procedural success and early outcome of endovascular treatment of a multicenter cohort of patients with common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms treated with the new GORE EXCLUDER (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) iliac branch endoprosthesis (IBE).

Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed in 13 sites in The Netherlands. Anatomic, demographic, procedural, and follow-up data were assessed from hospital records.

Results: From November 2013 to December 2014, 51 CIA aneurysms were treated with an IBE in 46 patients. The median diameter of the treated aneurysm was 40.5 (range, 25.0-90.0) mm. The mean procedural time was 198 ± 56 minutes. All but one implantation were successful; two type Ib endoleaks were noticed, resulting in a procedural success rate of 93.5%. The two type Ib endoleaks spontaneously disappeared at 30 days. There was no 30-day mortality. Ipsilateral buttock claudication was present in only two cases at 30 days and disappeared during follow-up. The incidence of reported erectile dysfunction was low and severe ischemic complications were absent. After a mean follow-up of 6 months, data on 17 treated aneurysms were available. Two showed a stable diameter, whereas 15 showed a mean decrease of 3.9 ± 2.2 mm (P <.001). Reinterventions were performed in two patients (7.1%). The 6-month primary patency of the internal component of the IBE device was 94%.

Conclusions: The use of the GORE EXCLUDER IBE device for CIA aneurysms is related to high procedural success, high patency rates, and low reintervention rates at short-term follow-up. Prospective data with longer follow-up are awaited to establish the role of the device in the treatment algorithm of CIA aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1457
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


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