Gianturco expandable metallic stents were used in 4 cases with ASO of the iliac artery after PTA for the purpose of the prevention of restenosis. The insertion of stent was succeeded in all 4 cases, and the improvement of clinical symptoms and elevation of ankle pressure index were observed. Follow-up over 3 to 8 months revealed no occlusion and migration of stent. Expandable metallic stent was suggested to be contributable to the treatment of arterial occlusive disease.
Nippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai Zasshi 1989 Nov 25;49(11):1433-5