Mid-term Outcomes of Stent Assisted Balloon Induced Intimal Disruption and Relamination in Aortic Dissection Repair (STABILISE) in Acute Type B Aortic Dissection

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Aug;56(2):209-215. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 Jun 8.


Objectives: This article reports mid-term results of 41 patients treated by the stent assisted balloon induced intimal disruption and relamination (STABILISE) technique for acute type B aortic dissection.

Methods: Between November 2011 and November 2017, 41 patients (10 male; median age 50 years) underwent proximal descending aortic stent grafting plus stent assisted balloon induced intimal disruption of the thoraco-abdominal aorta for acute type B aortic dissection. Serial computed tomography angiography was used to assess aortic remodelling.

Results: There were no intra-procedural complications. Fifteen branch arteries supplied by the false lumen were stented (9% of the visceral branch arteries). The thirty day incidence of death, stroke, and paralysis/visceral ischaemia was 2% (n = 1), 0%, 5% (n = 2), and 2% (n = 1) respectively. During a median follow up of 12 months (range 1-168) eight patients (20%) required re-intervention. Primary visceral stent patency was 93% (n = 14). No aortic related deaths occurred. On the most recent computed tomography angiogram, complete false lumen obliteration and aortic remodelling was obtained in all patients at the thoraco-abdominal level, and in 39% (n = 16) at the unstented infrarenal aorto-iliac level. The maximum aortic diameter increased in only two patients (5%) at the unstented infrarenal level.

Conclusion: To obtain immediate and durable thoraco-abdominal aortic remodelling in acute type B dissections, the STABILISE technique is safe and reproducible while not compromising the patency of collateral branches.

Keywords: Aortic dissection; Bare stent; Endovascular; STABILISE; TEVAR.

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / physiopathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / physiopathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Dissection / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Dissection / physiopathology
  • Aortic Dissection / surgery*
  • Aortography / methods
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
  • Collateral Circulation
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stents*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Patency
  • Vascular Remodeling