Successful exclusion of a large femoropopliteal aneurysm with a covered nitinol stent

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. Mar-Apr 1996;19(2):117-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02563906.


A 70-year-old woman presented with a large femoro-popliteal aneurysm. A covered nitinol stent was implanted successfully and complete exclusion of the aneurysm was achieved. At follow-up 5 months later the stent was still patent and the patient was free of symptoms. However, moderate stenosis was seen at the proximal end of the stent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alloys*
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intermittent Claudication / diagnostic imaging
  • Intermittent Claudication / therapy
  • Popliteal Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Alloys
  • nitinol