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Treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysm – online course


Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited.

Authors: T. Pfammatter and R. Uberoi

Reviewers: F. Fanelli, D. Filippiadis, L. Kamper, S. Müller-Hülsbeck, C. Nice and D. Tsetis

This course corresponds to chapter Aortic Dissection and Aneurysmal Disease in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.



Aneurysms of iliac arteries not associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms are called “isolated“ iliac aneurysms. The rupture of an isolated iliac aneurysm is associated with a high morbidity and mortality, and therefore preventive aneurysm repair is warranted. Endovascular elective or emergent repair of these aneurysms has become the first-line treatment in these patients. The endovascular treatment options are determined by the artery affected (common or internal iliac artery), the extent of the aneurysm, its clinical presentation and the availability of a suitable stent-graft design. This module guides the reader through the relatively complex exclusion of these rare aneurysms, wherever possible attempting to preserve antegrade flow in in the internal iliac arteries.


Learning objectives

  • Know the incidence, the pathophysiology and the clinical presentation of isolated iliac artery aneurysms.
  • Know indications for endovascular repair of these aneurysms.
  • Understand the imaging-based classification used to guide endovascular aneurysm repair.
  • Understand the existing techniques to safely exclude these aneurysms in order to prevent their rupture.
  • Understand how to utilize the most commonly used percutaneous techniques.
  • Learn about the imaging follow-up including late failures and possible revision techniques.


Further information

This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology and corresponds to chapter Aortic Dissection and Aneurysmal Disease.

The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.

The enrolment period of this course is linked to the validity of the All-Access Pass.

Release date: February 2020