Patency Rates of Femorofemoral Bypasses Associated with Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Surpass Those Performed for Occlusive Disease

Evan C. Lipsitz, Takao Ohki, Frank J. Veith, Soo J. Rhee, Nicholas J. Gargiulo, William D. Suggs, Reese A. Wain

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Purpose: To evaluate the patency rates of femorofemoral grafts performed in conjunction with aortomonoiliac or aortomonofemoral (AMI/F) endografts. Methods: Over the past 8 years, 110 patients (98 men; mean age 77±7 years, range 57-90) underwent aortoiliac aneurysm repair with an AMI/F endograft. Follow-up data in these patients were prospectively collected for a mean 2.3 years (range 1-68 months). Results: There were 2 early (<7 days) AMI/F endograft thromboses with secondary femorofemoral graft occlusion. In both patients, patency of all grafts was restored by thrombectomy plus stenting of the endograft. Three late (4, 5, and 10 months) AMI/F endograft thromboses led to femorofemoral graft failure; 2 were successfully treated, but the third patient refused further intervention. No femorofemoral bypass failed in the absence of AMI/F endograft thrombosis. There were no femorofemoral graft infections. Four-year life-table primary and secondary patency rates were 95% and 99%, respectively. Conclusions: Femorofemoral bypasses with AMI/F endografts for aneurysmal disease are durable procedures and have better patency than femorofemoral grafts used to treat occlusive disease. Femorofemoral bypass patency rates alone are not a disadvantage of aortomonoiliac endografts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1065
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003



  • Aortoiliac aneurysm
  • Aortomonoiliac stent-graft
  • Endovascular repair
  • Femorofemoral bypass
  • Hand-made endograft
  • Outcome analysis
  • Patency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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