Endovascular Stent Graft Treatment for Celiac Aneurysm with Behçet Syndrome

iDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japanj

Yuki Seto Hirono Satokawa Yoichi Sato
Shinya Takase Hitoshi Yokoyama
A 38-year-old man underwent surgery for impending rupture of an inflammatory celiac artery aneurysm with a maximum diameter of about 50mm. First, an extra-anatomical bypass was performed from the iliac arteries to the celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery and bilateral renal artery using ringed ePTFE grafts. Second, the celiac artery aneurysm at the distal site was directly closed and then a stent graft was placed in the abdominal aorta to cover the orifice of the celiac artery. An endovascular stent graft treatment combined with extra-anatomical bypass is useful for the treatment of inflammatory aneurysm to avoid the various surgical complications in Behçet syndrome.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:259-261i2009j