Endovascular Stent Treatment for Symptomatic Benign Iliofemoral Venous Occlusive Disease: Long-Term Results 1987–2009Report as inadecuate

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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 542–549

First Online: 01 July 2010Received: 12 April 2010Accepted: 04 June 2010


Venous stenting has been shown to effectively treat iliofemoral venous obstruction with good short- and mid-term results. The aim of this study was to investigate long-term clinical outcome and stent patency. Twenty patients were treated with venous stenting for benign disease at our institution between 1987 and 2005. Fifteen of 20 patients 15 female, mean age at time of stent implantation 38 years range 18–66 returned for a clinical visit, a plain X-ray of the stent, and a Duplex ultrasound. Four patients were lost to follow-up, and one patient died 277 months after stent placement although a good clinical result was documented 267 months after stent placement. Mean follow-up after stent placement was 167.8 months 13.9 years range 71 6 years to 267 months 22 years. No patient needed an additional venous intervention after stent implantation. No significant difference between the circumference of the thigh on the stented side mean 55.1 cm range 47.0–70.0 compared with the contralateral thigh mean 54.9 cm range 47.0–70.0 p = 0.684 was seen. There was a nonsignificant trend toward higher flow velocities within the stent mean 30.8 cm-s range 10.0–48.0 and the corresponding vein segment on the contralateral side mean 25.2 cm-s range 12.0–47.0 p = 0.065. Stent integrity was confirmed in 14 of 15 cases. Only one stent showed a fracture, as documented on x-ray, without any impairment of flow. Venous stenting using Wallstents showed excellent long-term clinical outcome and primary patency rate.

KeywordsIliofemoral venous stent Benign venous stenosis Long-term result  Download fulltext PDF

Author: A. Gutzeit - Ch. L. Zollikofer - M. Dettling-Pizzolato - N. Graf - J. Largiadèr - C. A. Binkert

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