Article Abstract

Re-intervention for occluded iliac vein stents

Authors: Stacey Black, Amy Janicek, M. Grace Knuttinen

Abstract

Iliac vein stenting has become more frequent with improved diagnostic capabilities of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for recognizing May-Thurner syndrome, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and thrombus. In this manuscript, we discuss the reasons for initial stenting, with long-term outcomes and some of the associated pitfalls. The best techniques for re-intervention when iliac stents become occluded will also be discussed.