Iliac Artery Aneurysm

  • Timothy K. Williams
  • Mahmoud Malas


Although aneurysms of the iliac artery often accompany those of the abdominal aorta in 20–30 % of cases, isolated iliac aneurysms represent merely 2 % of intra-abdominal aneurysmal disease. There is a strong 7:1 male to female predominance. The pathophysiology of these aneurysms is similar to their aortic counterparts, with atherosclerosis and a strong smoking history being the principal etiologies. Approximately half of patients with iliac aneurysms will present asymptomatically. Frank rupture or rapid aneurysmal growth accounts for 20–100 % of symptomatic patients in reported series, with other presentations including chronic pelvic pain, hip pain, heart failure due to arteriovenous fistula formation, and urologic obstructive symptoms.


Stent Graft Chronic Pelvic Pain Endovascular Repair Iliac Artery Aneurysm Iliac Aneurysm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy K. Williams
    • 1
  • Mahmoud Malas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Vascular and Endovascular TherapiesThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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