iliac arteries


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iliac arteries

The two large arteries into which the abdominal AORTA divides in the lower abdomen, and which supply blood to the pelvic region and the legs.
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Detecting and scaling the severity of (subtle) flow limitations in the iliac arteries in athletes are a major challenge and current techniques fail, especially in the early stages.
Placenta percreta: Balloon occlusion and embolization of the internal iliac arteries to reduce intraoperative blood losses.
In our case, abdominal aortic aneurysm together with aortoiliac occlusive disease did not allow us to do endovascular stent grafting, although the measured diameters of the iliac arteries on preoperative CT and despite post-appropriate sized balloon angioplasty seemed feasible for the stent graft delivery system deployment.
The Wildcat catheter was originally designed and tested to cross difficult total occlusion in iliac arteries. It was proven to be safe and effective in crossing total femoroiliac occlusions in the CONNECT Study and was subsequently FDA approved [16].
The bell-bottom technique was developed for iliac arteries that are not excessively aneurysmal to exclude the dilated CIA and preserve flow into the IIA and successfully achieve an endovascular seal in the iliac system.
Then, after successful recanalization of the left iliac arteries, a pigtail catheter was inserted over the wire into the distal abdominal aorta and a pelvic arteriogram was performed.
A prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial involving 168 iliac arteries in 125 patients with severe aortoiliac occlusive disease indicated that covered stents were significantly more likely to remain free from restenosis than those that were treated with a bare-metal stent ( P = 0.02).
Embolisation of the internal iliac arteries may be complicated by ischaemia of the pelvic organs, as well as the spine, buttock and thigh.
In our case, the patient had occlusion of the left common and external iliac arteries. We opted not to place long stents from the aorta into the left common femoral artery.
Alternative routes for IABP catheter insertion include the subclavian, axillary, brachial, innominate, or iliac arteries [11-14,18-23].
Aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD), a disorder of the circulatory system that occurs when the iliac arteries narrow or become blocked, greatly affects a per son's quality of life.
During the robotic extended pelvic lymph node dissection after the RARC, we skeletonized the vascular structures, including the external iliac arteries, to remove the lymphatic tissue around the vessels that might damage the vascular walls.