Durability of Percutaneous Angioplasty and Stent Implantation for the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Coarctation: A Case Report

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  • Abdominal aortic coarctation (AAC) is an uncommon vascular lesion with serious sequelae related to uncontrolled hypertension. Balloon-expandable stents have recently been utilized in the treatment of AAC as an alternative to surgical intervention. A 17-year-old female presented with hypertension uncontrolled by beta blockade. She underwent angiography, which revealed an isolated supraceliac aortic coarctation without visceral or renal artery involvement. Balloon angioplasty with stent placement was performed. At 2-year follow-up, a restenosis was identified and was treated with repeat balloon-expandable stent placement. Implantation of balloon-expandable stents is a safe and technically feasible treatment modality for abdominal aortic coarctation not involving the renal and mesenteric arteries. However, it is currently unknown whether the long-term durability of this approach may limit its effectiveness when compared to traditional surgical interventions. © 2001, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
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  • Eliason JL; Passman MA; Guzman RJ; Naslund TC
  • Start Page

  • 397
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  • 401
  • Volume

  • 35
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  • 5