The treatment of symptomatic aortoiliac occlusive disease has shifted from open to endovascular repair. Both short- and long-term outcomes after percutaneous angioplasty and stenting rival those after open repair and justify an endovascular-first approach. In this article, we review the current endovascular treatment strategies in patients with aortoiliac occlusive disease, indications for primary and selective stenting in the iliac artery, and physical properties and future perspectives of self-expanding stents.

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Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Department of Medical Oncology

Bekken, J., Jongsma, H., de Vries, J.-P., & Fioole, B. (2014). Self-expanding stents and aortoiliac occlusive disease: A review of the literature. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research (Vol. 7, pp. 99–105). doi:10.2147/MDER.S60594