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Gorter Petra M - - 2008
Abdominal obesity and its associated metabolic consequences are major determinants for the development of vascular disease. Fat tissue close to arteries may also directly affect atherogenesis. The study examined whether intra-abdominal fat accumulation is an independent determinant of infrarenal aortic diameter in patients with clinically evident arterial disease. The relationship ...
Matsumoto Yasushi - - 2008
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease can occur in various organs, most of which are glandular or ductal tissues. Here, we report a case of multiple IgG4-related vascular lesions. A 63-year-old patient was found to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a tumorous lesion around the right coronary artery. The surgically resected ...
Nyberg Anders - - 2008
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is regarded traditionally as a consequence of atherosclerosis. Several microorganisms have been suggested as possible contributing factors for the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The relevance of CMV in the processes underlying the development, expansion, and rupture ...
Shingu Yasushige - - 2008
A 66-year-old man with thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm suffered from microembolism in the lower extremities after total arch replacement. He presented with livedo reticularis with palpable peripheral pulses, and the serum creatinine kinase level elevated up to 7,695. The abdominal aortic aneurysm, but not the thoracic aorta, was the ...
Sakata Noriyuki - - 2008
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAA) is associated with autoimmune disease. However, the precise mechanism of IAA remains unclear. There is increasing evidence that IgG4 is involved in the autoimmune mechanism of various idiopathic sclerosing lesions, including sclerosing pancreatitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis. The present study investigated the hypothesis that the IgG4-related ...
Hsu Chien-Chin - - 2008
Infected aortic aneurysm is an uncommon life-threatening disease. A 68-year-old man had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and repeated urinary tract infections. He presented with fever, chills, low back pain, leukocytosis, and Salmonella group B bacteremia. For evaluation of suspected lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis, a 3-phase bone scan and ...
Paraskevas Kosmas I - - 2008
Medline was searched for studies investigating the perioperative and long-term results that derive from statin use in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and the clinical and experimental evidence dealing with aneurysm expansion. Data suggest that statins improve the perioperative and long-term outcomes of aneurysm operations and may also reduce expansion ...
Whitfield C G - - 2008
Infective abdominal aortic aneurysms due to Haemophilus influenza are rarely reported. We report a case in a 65 year old female presenting with abdominal pain, weight loss, pyrexia and elevated inflammatory markers. The patient was found to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm clinically and on CT scanning. At surgery, an ...
Cakar Nilgun - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical features, angiographic findings, and outcomes of children with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in Turkey. METHODS: Clinical, laboratory, and angiographic findings and outcomes of 19 children with TA were evaluated with a retrospective chart review. The criteria for inclusion were those proposed by the American College ...
Radermecker Marc A - - 2008
Surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm may be challenging when rare renal or venous anomalies are present. This article reports two similar cases of aortic abdominal aneurysm associated with horseshoe kidney and left-sided inferior vena cava treated with a transperitoneal approach. Preoperative knowledge of the anatomic situation enabled appropriate aneurysm repair. ...
Göksel Onur S - - 2008
We present a patient with right-sided endocarditis associated with abdominal aortic pseudo-aneurysm presenting only with high fever and pulsating abdominal mass. A higher clinical awareness of aortic pseudoaneurysms associated with intracardiac lesions disease, leading to early computed tomography evaluation and prompt surgical intervention appears to offer the best chance of ...
Vargas Hebert Alberto - - 2008
Patients with left gastric artery aneurysms present with hemorrhagic shock due to rupture or occasionally it is an incidental finding on abdominal CT examinations. Due to the increased morbidity and mortality from this condition, adequate diagnosis and treatment are essential. In this article we present a patient with a left ...
Mieog J Sven D - - 2008
Isolated inflammatory aneurysm of the common iliac artery is a rare condition. Previously reported cases presented with urologic complications owing to entrapment of the ureter in the perianeurysmal fibrosis. We report a case of a healthy young man who presented with acute abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant without ...
Veraldi Gian Franco - - 2008
Primary aortoduodenal fistula is a serious and rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms. This life-threatening disease results most commonly from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with the fistula forming between the aorta and the third or the fourth portions of the duodenum. Diagnosis is often difficult and urgent adequate surgical treatment ...
Wang Miao - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Microsomal prostaglandin (PG) E(2) synthase-1 (mPGES-1) catalyzes isomerization of the cyclooxygenase product PGH(2) into PGE(2). Deletion of mPGES-1 modulates experimentally evoked pain and inflammation and retards atherogenesis. The role of mPGES-1 in abdominal aortic aneurysm is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The impact of mPGES-1 deletion on formation of angiotensin ...
Bogie R - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Sudden thrombosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is a rare condition with a high mortality rate. REPORT: We present a patient with acute neurological deficits in both legs based on a thrombosis of a nine centimetre infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. Successful iliac thrombectomy with aortic tube graft reconstruction was ...
Ellis Harold - - 2008
The report of the first successful resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, carried out in Paris in 1951, greatly influenced surgeons throughout the world who, until then, had regarded such an operation as probably being outside the bounds of surgical removal and vascular reconstruction. I well remember as a young ...
Jang Jung Hwan - - 2008
Aortic abdominal aneurysm rarely has been reported as causing osteolytic lesions of the spine. It may produce back and radiating pain patterns similar to those of several commonly encountered neurosurgical processes. We report a uncommon complication of huge pulsating aortic aneurysm causing severe vertebral erosion with incapacitating back and radiating ...
Dorigo W - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate early and mid-term results of surgical repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysm (IAA) in patients with non aneurysmal abdominal aorta. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2006, 34 patients with IAA had elective surgery. In 32 cases open repair was performed. ...
Lepäntalo M - - 2008
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the vascular surgical index procedures and an important part of the total workload. Whichever way treated, it typically has high mortality and morbidity. Furthermore, endovascular repair is still a relatively new treatment method and under evolution. Therefore continuous quality control with ...
Clevert D-A - - 2008
We report the case of a 61-year-old patient admitted to our hospital owing to recent nonspecific abdominal pain. Five years earlier he had been treated with a graft owing to thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm with dissection. He now showed a left renal vein aneurysm with a diameter of 11x7.5 ...
Szyper-Kravitz Martine - - 2008
The antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by recurrent fetal loss, venous and/or arterial thrombosis, and thrombocytopenia associated with elevated titers of lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies. Although thrombosis is the characteristic vascular involvement in APS, the development of vascular aneurysms in patients with APS has been reported. We describe four patients ...
Kimura Naoyuki - - 2008
An 80-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of severe abdominal and back pain. Computed tomography (CT) showed an 8.5 x 7.0-cm infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a large contained retroperitoneal hematoma. Known situs inversus totalis was reconfirmed by CT. Just after the CT examination, the patient collapsed ...
Wanhainen A - - 2008
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dilatation of the abdominal aorta. There is, however, no general agreement on how to define an AAA. The lack of a uniform definition may have consequences on epidemiology and clinical practice. Several proposed definitions of an AAA exist, all based on the diameter of ...
Sato Junichiro - - 2008
We report the case of a 61-year-old female who suffered from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and died of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AA). She was diagnosed to have SLE at 39 years of age, and was administrated steroids and prostaglandin E(2). From 52 years of age, AA, peripheral arterial ...
Lather Navneet - - 2008
The inflammatory variant of aortic aneurysms has 3 unique features: marked thickening of the aneurysm wall, fibrosis of the adjacent retroperitoneum, and rigid adherence of the adjacent structures to the anterior aneurysm wall. Abdominal tenderness with or without a pulsatile abdominal mass is the most common finding, although it is ...
Park Sang-Jun - - 2007
This case report describes an infected aneurysm caused by Brucella abortus. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the first reported occurrence of an infected abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by this pathogen. The clinical findings included mild fever, fatigue, cold sweats, and abdominal pain. The diagnosis was reached ...
Rivolta Nicola - - 2007
The concomitant occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysm and malignancy represents a therapeutic dilemma. Both lesions should be treated to achieve best life expectancy; the main controversy remains whether to treat them simultaneously or as staged procedures. Recently, endovascular repair has been suggested as a potential alternative to open standard intervention. ...
Sharif Muhammad A - - 2008
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm is a rare cause of abdominal pain in young adults that may be difficult to diagnose in the Emergency Department. This case highlights the significance of this condition as a possible diagnosis in young patients presenting with abdominal symptoms. A 32-year old woman presented with lower ...
Martinelli Thomas - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The TER system is a robot-based tele-echography system allowing remote ultrasound examination. The specialist moves a mock-up of the ultrasound probe at the master site, and the robot reproduces the movements of the real probe, which sends back ultrasound images and force feedback. This tool could be used to ...
Skagius E - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is associated with a high operative mortality. Postoperative thrombosis related complications are common, a possible mechanism being activation of the coagulation system and endothelial stimulation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the coagulation activity preoperatively in patients with ruptured and nonruptured abdominal ...
Blondiaux Eléonore - - 2008
We report a 12-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain and who was found to have an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (AAA). The patient was born from a quadruplet pregnancy induced by in vitro fertilization. Postnatal transient respiratory distress required assisted ventilation that had been monitored by two consecutive ...
Bayam Levent - - 2007
We report the case of a 76-year-old man of the Jehovah's Witness faith who had a giant abdominal aortoiliac aneurysm that was successfully operated on using an aortoiliac Y-graft bypass technique, without the use of stored allogenic blood. Cell saver technique and recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin beta) were used during ...
Bergqvist D - - 2008
With the ten WHO criteria for a screening program to be started, screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is analyzed. Most of the criteria are fulfilled concerning the 65-year old male population, whereas concerning females we need more knowledge. Still the aneurysmal diameter is the most important factor to select patients ...
Arlet Jean-Benoit - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Arterial aneurysms are characteristic of medium-size vessel vasculitis but are a very unusual feature of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). We describe a typical WG case, complicated by arterial aneurysms and review previously reported cases. METHODS: Medline database search of cases published between January 1978 and July 2006, in English, reporting ...
Akinola R A - - 2007
A 22year old man with aortic aneurysm is presented. The diagnosis was incidental on abdominal ultrasound, as the pathology was not suspected. This case is presented because of the rarity of this pathology in this age group and race. The significance of ultrasound scan in the diagnosis of aortic aneurysm ...
Seifert Sven - - 2007
True aneurysms of the epigastric artery are rare. We report a case of a 65-year-old female who was admitted for increasing upper abdominal pain. A leukocytosis, pyrexia, breathing stop on inspiration, and a palpable mass next to the right costal arch with severe local pain were suspicious for acute cholecystitis. ...
Fitzpatrick David - - 2007
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) classically presents with sudden onset, severe ripping or tearing abdominal pain radiating through to the back. This case report describes features of an atypical presentation of a patient with RAAA and highlights the difficulties and uncertainties surrounding the prehospital assessment, appropriate treatment and management of ...
Fraser Katharine H - - 2008
Haemodynamics studies of abdominal aortic aneurysm require data on the velocity in the normal section of the aorta. Centreline velocity waveforms were measured in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients proximal to the aneurysm using spectral Doppler ultrasound. Characteristic points were automatically found on 21 of the waveforms and their parameters were ...
Golledge Jonathan J Vascular Biology Unit, School of Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia. - - 2008
Visceral obesity and aortic calcification are both associated with cardiovascular events. The purpose of this study was to examine if visceral obesity was associated with the severity of abdominal aortic calcification. One hundred and forty eight patients with peripheral artery disease were assessed by CT angiography. The severity of infrarenal ...
MacTaggart Jason Neal - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Microscopic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) demonstrates an abundance of infiltrating leukocytes. The chemokine receptors CCR2, CCR5, and CXCR3 are associated with pathways implicated previously in aneurysm pathogenesis. We hypothesized that genetic deletions of CCR2, CCR5, and CXCR3 would limit leukocyte infiltration and aneurysm formation in a mouse ...
Hynecek Robert L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Models of native abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been created in rodents using elastase and calcium chloride perfusion. These models, however, do not permit the evaluation of endovascular devices. This study describes the use of mechanical and enzymatic techniques to create native AAA in swine. METHODS: Surgically exposed abdominal ...
Vural Hakan - - 2007
Hypothermic total circulatory arrest and open proximal anastomosis techniques are not commonly used in abdominal or juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Proximal aortic clamping is usually adequate for surgical repair of abdominal aortic pathologies. We present two cases of giant-sized abdominal aortic aneurysms, one was juxtarenal and one was a ...
Tregaskiss Ashley P AP Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery and the Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. - - 2007
Abdominal perforator flaps represent a natural progression in the quest to minimize abdominal wall morbidity. Their one disadvantage is the significant rate of vascular complications to which they are subject in some series. The authors examined the vascular anatomy of the abdominal integument, to determine why such complications occur and ...
Nucifora Gaetano - - 2008
Blunt abdominal aortic trauma is a rare but potentially lethal event. It is commonly associated with high-speed motor vehicle accidents. Intimal flap, thrombosis, and pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta are the more common findings. We present a case of blunt abdominal aortic trauma in which CT disclosed free aortic rupture ...
Leung Alexander K C - - 2007
We describe a 58-year-old man with a left ureteral calculus who presented with normal-looking urine, generalized abdominal cramps and abdominal distension that was thought to be due to acute intestinal obstruction. The diagnosis of ureteral calculus was established with an abdominal radiograph and a nonenhanced helical computed tomography of the ...
Lozano Sánchez Francisco S - - 2007
Abdominal aortic surgery is relatively common and is associated with considerable post-operative morbidity and death. The aortic cross-clamping (supra or infrarenal) necessary for the insertion of a vascular graft, often in circumstances of haemorrhagic shock (e.e. a ruptured aneurysm) elicits a Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and an Ischaemia-Reperfusion syndrome ...
Obinata Daisuke - - 2007
Chronic contained rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare event that is difficult to diagnose due to the atypical and chronic symptoms. We report a case of chronic contained rupture of AAA mimicking a retroperitoneal tumor in a 36-year-old man. The patient presented with weight loss and ...
Kubo Shigeto - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of multidetector-row computed tomographic angiography in patients with and without aortic aneurysms by 3 different amounts of contrast media (CM). METHODS: A total of 115 patients with aortic aneurysms were divided into 3 groups: group A, 100 mL CM; group B, 75 mL CM with ...
Lamm Catherine G - - 2007
In this retrospective study, the authors describe the gross and histologic changes associated with rupture of an abdominal artery aneurysm in 33 mature female Holstein cattle between January 1980 and June 2005 from 29 farms in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. Over this period, there was an increase in ...
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