Although relatively uncommon, isolated iliac artery aneurysms are associated with significant risk of rupture and death. Clinical presentation can be confusing and ultrasound or CT imaging is paramount in establishing the diagnosis and anatomical extent of disease. Important considerations prior to intervention include determination of proximal neck, involvement of the internal iliac artery, and status of the contralateral internal iliac artery. Endovascular repair has evolved as the first choice treatment option for patients with anatomically suitable iliac artery aneurysms. In uncommon circumstances when endovascular treatment may result in significant pelvic ischemia or the primary symptoms are related to xextrinsic compression of adjacent structures, surgical repair may be the preferred option.
- PVD, peripheral vascular disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine