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Parr Adam - - 2010
In patients with peripheral artery disease, aortic calcific deposits are a common finding. The aim of this study was to assess the association of infrarenal abdominal aortic calcific deposits with prospective cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease. A consecutive series of 213 patients who presented for investigation of ...
Salerno Ann E - - 2010
Vascular involvement in tuberous sclerosis (TS) is rare. Central and peripheral aneurysms and large and medium size arterial stenotic-occlusive disease have been reported in patients with TS. We present here three pediatric patients with TS and severe vascular abnormalities, followed by a review of the literature. The three cases include ...
Wu Gongxiong - - 2010
Complement system, an innate immunity, has been well documented to play a critical role in many inflammatory diseases. However, the role of complement in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is considered an immune and inflammatory disease, remains obscure. Here, we evaluated the pathogenic roles of complement membrane attack ...
Mayer Dieter - - 2010
The value of emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in the setting of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm remains controversial owing to differing results. However, interpretation of published results remains difficult as there is a lack of generally accepted protocols or standard operating procedures. Furthermore, such protocols and standard operating procedures often ...
Styczynski G - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The mid-systolic deceleration (notch) in the proximal descending aortic Doppler waveform was reported to be common in patients with aorto-iliac disease. However, evaluation of the descending aorta is limited to echocardiography and may be technically difficult. Therefore, we decided to check whether similar Doppler flow disturbance can be found ...
Ogeng'o Julius A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the regional, age, and sex distribution; diagnosis; treatment; and outcome of aortic aneurysms in a Kenyan population. METHODS: This was a retrospective study at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. Records of black African patients whose final diagnosis was aortic aneurysm over the period from January 1998 ...
Windham B Gwen - - 2010
Adiposity is associated with arterial stiffness, and both adiposity and arterial stiffness independently predict morbidity and mortality. Because adipocytes account for most adipokine production, the objectives of this study were to examine the influence of adipokines such as leptin, adiponectin, and resistin on the relationship between abdominal adiposity and arterial ...
Trollope Alexandra - - 2011
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a common degenerative disorder associated with sudden death due to aortic rupture. Current therapy is limited to open surgical repair of the aorta or endovascular placement of covered stents to exclude the abdominal aortic aneurysm from the circulation. A number of different animal models have been ...
Kurata Atsushi - - 2011
Aortic aneurysms including dissection are uncommon complications of systemic lupus erythematosus, but the incidence has been increasing with an improved prognosis for this disease. However, the mechanisms contributing to aneurysm formation in systemic lupus erythematosus have not been fully clarified. A meta-analysis of published cases was conducted to clarify the ...
Ragusa Mark - - 2010
We report a case of an intralobar sequestration supplied by a 13-cm aneurysmal vessel originating from the abdominal aorta. The malformation was discovered during a roentgenogram investigation of an abdominal infrarenal aneurysm. During the endovascular repair of the abdominal aneurysm, the giant feeding vessel of the pulmonary sequestration was embolized. ...
Pang Yin Chun - - 2010
Even with multislice computed tomography, it may be difficult to differentiate contained ruptured or leaking atherosclerotic aneurysm from a tender inflammatory aneurysm. The decision for early intervention is based on clinical judgment. We describe successful open graft repair of a tender inflammatory infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm simulating acute rupture in ...
Orimoto Y - - 2010
An 82-year-old female was admitted with a diagnosis of infectious spondylitis.The culturing of vertebral body biopsy specimens yielded a non-tuberculous acid-fast bacterium (Mycobacterium intracellulare). CT disclosed a saccular mass in the abdominal aorta in contact with the collapsed vertebral bodies (L2-3), and a diagnosis of infected abdominal aortic aneurysm was ...
Jim?nez Gil Roberto - - 2010
Patients with an infrarenal venous anomaly are relatively rare, but are most likely to suffer bleeding from an injury during abdominal aortic surgery. During the last five years, we have performed nine abdominal aortic surgeries with major venous anomalies. There was no severe haemorrhage and actually, after 3-53 months (median ...
Rozen Warren M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The previously described "perfusion zones" of the abdominal wall vasculature are based on filling of the deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) and all its branches simultaneously. With the advent of the DIEA perforator flap, only a single or several perforators are included in supply to the flap. As such, ...
Raikos A - - 2010
We report on a unique clinically and surgically significant case of multiple abdominal aorta variations. Specifically, the left inferior phrenic, left gastric and splenic artery arose in common from the left aspect of the aorta constituting a common phrenogastrosplenic trunk, while the common hepatic artery originated separately from the midline ...
Naylor Steven - - 2010
The rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion is related to multiple factors. There is some evidence that inflammation can accelerate aneurysm expansion. However, the association between pulmonary sepsis and rapid abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion is rarely reported. Here we present a case of a rapidly expanding abdominal aortic aneurysm in ...
Ando Hitoshi - - 2010
We herein report a case study of an HIV-1-infected 64-year-old Japanese man who presented, with an abdominal aortic aneurysm due to non-typhoidal Salmonella. He was admitted with a 7-day history of intermittent left back pain. A culture of a blood specimen yielded gram-negative bacilli, which were identified as non-typhoidal Salmonella. ...
de Ruiter-Derksen Gabrielle L - - 2010
Aneurysms of the visceral arteries are rare but potentially lethal lesions. We describe a case of a successful endovascular exclusion of a hepatic artery aneurysm in a patient that suffered from chronic abdominal pain. A 68-year old man presented with chronic abdominal pain that had existed for 10 months. A ...
Akay Mehmet H - - 2010
Spontaneous perigraft hemorrhage can occur years after a successful aortic aneurysm repair. Such hemorrhage can result, in part, from inadequate graft healing. Herein, we describe the case of a heart transplant recipient who underwent an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair that was complicated by an acute perigraft leak 6 weeks later. ...
Cantinotti Massimiliano - - 2010
We report a rare case of congenital abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed early prenatally.
Hrelec M - - 2009
We focused on abdominal aorta, clamped and transected bellow renal arteries, and aortic termino-terminal anastomosis created in Albino male rats. We suggested stomach cytoprotection theory holding endothelium protection and peptidergic anti-ulcer cytoprotection therapy to improve management of abdominal aorta anastomosis and thrombus formation. The stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 (GEPPPGKPADDAGLV, ...
Byer Robyn Lynn - - 2009
Nontraumatic abdominal apoplexy, which is the occurrence of hemorrhage into the peritoneal cavity, is uncommon in the pediatric literature. Adult case reports of nontraumatic abdominal apoplexy include visceral artery aneurysms from the aorta, splenic, celiac, hepatic, gastric, and gastroepiploic arteries as well as gynecologic pathology. We identified 2 case reports ...
Nair M S - - 2010
The diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, be it complicated or uncomplicated, is often simple and straight forward. Rarely, this simple presentation may be the external manifestation of a distant pathology, which is in communication with the inguinal canal through its anatomic relationship. We report a case of ruptured abdominal aortic ...
Haddad Fadia - - 2009
Aortic thrombosis has been described in the medical literature as a rare and catastrophic complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, it has only been reported once in cardiac surgical settings. We report a unique case of thrombosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysms during the course of cardiac surgery, in a ...
Drissi Mohammed - - 2009
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare complication of surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms, which is often diagnosed late. It is secondary to ischemia and to peroperative pancreatic trauma. We report a case of severe AP after surgical treatment of a ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm and discuss its etiopathogenic mechanisms.
Pocar Marco - - 2010
The optimal surgical management of simultaneous abdominal aortic aneurysm and cardiac disease remains a major challenge in case of larger aneurysms and severe cardiac disease. In case of symptomatic aneurysms or impending rupture, a single-stage combined operation is the most widely accepted procedure. We report the successful use of closed-chest ...
Deylgat Bert - - 2009
An 81-year-old man underwent an aortobifemoral bypass graft because of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. His postoperative recovery was complicated by unilateral lower limb paralysis caused by perioperative ischemia of the lumbosacral plexus. Ischemic lumbosacral plexopathy is an uncommon complication after infrarenal aortic surgery with serious morbidity. Despite a good ...
Ward A S - - 2009
The simultaneous occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysm and rectal cancer is uncommon but represents a therapeutic dilemma. We report two patients in whom endovascular stenting of the aneurysm was not feasible. These patients were managed by an initial retroperitoneal aortic repair followed a few weeks later by an ultra low ...
Schermerhorn Marc - - 2009
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common cause of death. Abdominal aortic aneurysms tend to be asymptomatic until the time of rupture, which has a mortality rate of greater than 80%. Therefore, elective repair prior to rupture is preferred if life expectancy is reasonable and the risk of rupture ...
Symons N R A - - 2009
Abdominal aortic aneurysms cause about 6000 deaths per year in England and Wales, predominantly from rupture. Significant progress has been made in recent years in developing minimally invasive, endovascular methods of treatment. This review evaluates the current management options for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Thomson V S - - 2009
A 70-year-old lady presented with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding and septicemia caused by multiple enteric pathogens. She was diagnosed to have primary aorto-enteric fistula (PAEF) complicating abdominal aortic aneurysm. Endovascular aneurysm repair was carried out that arrested gastrointestinal bleeding, but despite prolonged antibiotic therapy the patient died a month later of ...
Loewe Christian - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of iodine concentration on diagnostic efficacy in multi-detector-row computed tomography (MDCT) angiography of the abdominal aorta and abdominal arteries. METHODS: IRB approval and informed consent were obtained. In this double-blind trial, patients were randomised to undergo MDCT angiography of ...
Huang Genya - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We try to clear the relationship between high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) release and abdominal aortic aneurysm formation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A rabbit abdominal aortic aneurysm model was created by elastase perfusion. At days 10, 20, and 30 after elastase perfusion, mean serum hsCRP levels detected by ELISA increased over ...
Morata Barrado P Caridad - - 2009
Aortic thrombus is rare in patients with essential thrombocytosis (ET), so the optimal treatment remains undefined. A 45-year-old man with history of ET, under chronic treatment with aspirin, presented to the emergency department complaining of acute onset in both the legs and abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed that both dorsalis ...
Bhardwaj N - - 2009
We report the successful anaesthetic management of repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with Takayasu's disease at 14 weeks' gestation. Anaesthesia was managed with combined epidural and general anaesthesia. During the intraoperative period haemodynamic parameters were well maintained. There were no episodes of haemodynamic fluctuations, oxygen desaturation ...
Fraser G E - - 2009
Spontaneous renal artery aneurysm (RAA) rupture is a rare, but potentially fatal, cause of abdominal pain. A case is reported of a ruptured RAA in a previously well 45-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain and syncope. Bedside ultrasound was unremarkable; however, a prompt abdominal computed tomography scan secured the ...
Moos John M - - 2009
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are rare in young women. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who underwent open surgical repair of a symptomatic 7-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The patient had no identifiable AAA risk factors. Laboratory and pathological analyses demonstrated a nonspecific inflammatory component.
Davran Ramazan - - 2010
Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is an uncommon self-limited disorder that can cause abdominal catastrophes through massive bleeding or bowel infarction. The former arise from arterial aneurysms, and the latter from arterial stenosis or occlusions. Although this is an acute self-limiting disease, the catastrophic consequence, originating from intra-abdominal hemorrhage (arterial dilatation, ...
Luckeroth Patricia - - 2009
Mobile thrombus is a rare cause of distal arterial embolization. We report 2 cases of mobile thrombus of the abdominal aorta leading to distal embolization. Both patients were successfully treated with endovascular exclusion of the thrombus and distal embolectomy. Endovascular exclusion of a mobile thrombus of the abdominal aorta is ...
Saratzis Athanasios - - 2010
Statins possess several pleiotropic effects and have been shown in vitro and in vivo to inhibit the expression of inflammatory mediators and downregulate molecules involved in extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. Recent observational studies in humans suggest that statins may have a role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) prevention or may ...
Osada Takuya - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Arterial blood flow (BF) to all abdominal-pelvic organs (AP) is a potentially useful indicator of splanchnic circulatory dysfunction or various stress-induced AP flow distributions. BFAP can be measured by subtracting BF in the "peripheral" bilateral limb left/right-femoral arteries (FA) from the "central" upper abdominal aorta (Ao) above the celiac ...
Tsai Hsien-Lung - - 2009
An 81-year-old male presented with lower abdominal pain radiating to back associated with diaphoresis. He received endovascular repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm 21 months ago. Triple phase abdominal CT showed impending aneurysm rupture secondary to endoleak. After re-stenting and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, he had an uneventful recovery later.
Shirani Shapour - - 2009
To evaluate the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Iranian candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery and its associated factors. Totally, 2843 consecutive candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery underwent ultrasonography of abdominal aorta. The relation between abdominal aortic aneurysm with gender, age, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and ...
Fox Caroline S - - 2009
Body fat distribution might be differentially associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease. We examined whether the body mass index, waist circumference, and subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue are associated with the prevalence of either coronary or abdominal aortic calcium in the Framingham Heart Study. Participants (n = 3,130, mean age 52 ...
Choi Hocheol - - 2009
We report an uncommon case of a life-threatening abdominal wall hematoma after liposuction. One day after liposuction surgery, the patient experienced syncope and low blood pressure. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) demonstrated an extravasation in an abdominal wall hematoma. Transcatheter embolization was done successfully, without complication. Life-threatening complications caused by abdominal ...
Flu Willem-Jan - - 2009
AIMS: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are often diagnosed at time of (impending) rupture leading to a dramatic increase of morbidity and mortality. A simple screening device might be the key solution for widespread AAA screening. This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a new portable ultrasound scanner (Aortascan BVI 9600) ...
Assar Ahmed N - - 2009
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a permanent localized dilatation which most commonly affects the infrarenal segment of the abdominal aorta. Rupture, the most common and most fatal complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm, is an acute vascular emergency that requires an immediate life-saving operation which has a high mortality rate. Approximately ...
Gupta Anjeleena Kr - - 2009
Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a lethal event associated with a high mortality rate. In addition, the risk is compounded if the patient is on anticoagulants. Due to the recent advance in anaesthetic, operative and postoperative care, the patient if recovers from their emergency repair has a ...
Wakisaka Yuko - - 2010
A 33-year-old male with a history of undiagnosed fever at the age of 14 years underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and abdominal aortic replacement with a prosthetic vessel. Syncope and chest pain on exertion at the age of 19 years led to the diagnosis of complete occlusion of three ...
Wojtaszek Mikolaj - - 2009
Despite successful endograft placement in the thoracic aorta, dissections remain problematic in the abdominal aorta. Herein, the authors describe two successful cases of endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic dissections. One patient, despite previously undergoing successful thoracic endograft placement, presented with a ruptured false channel and was treated by excluding ...
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