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Arroyo A - - 2003
The objective of this study was to evaluate the management and course of obstructive uropathy secondary to inflammatory aneurysms. From January 1981 to December 2000 a total of 52 patients underwent surgical intervention for inflammatory aneurysms of the abdominal aorta. Eleven of these cases (21%) had obstructive uropathy, which was ...
Chao Ting-Cheng - - 2003
A 73-year-old male patient presented with a pulsating abdominal mass and intractable low back pain for several days. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an infected abdominal aortic aneurysm invading the second, third, and fourth lumbar vertebrae. He underwent radical debridement of the infected aneurysm with reconstruction using vascular bypass, partial corpectomy ...
Phisitkul Sorot - - 2003
A 74-year-old hypertensive woman presented with abdominal discomfort and a pulsatile abdominal mass. Anterior abdominal angiography during cardiac blood pool, and renal scintigraphic imaging demonstrated a large abdominal aortic aneurysm. 1, 2 Before endovascular repair with an aortoiliac endograft, the abdominal aneurysm measured 7.5 x 7.0 cm on abdominal computed ...
Wahlgren C-M - - 2003
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) was first used to control bleeding in haemophilia patients. More recently, it has been used to prevent severe bleeding in patients without pre-existing coagulopathy. We report a case where rFVIIa was used to successfully control postoperative bleeding in a patient undergoing suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm ...
Ando Masaki - - 2003
Four cases among the 149 patients who required repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) during the last five years, were chronic contained rupture. The first symptom at onset was back pain and physical examination revealed the patients to be in no acute distress. The sites of rupture were ...
Sakaguchi Hidehito - - 2003
We present 2 patients who underwent transabdominal minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass with the right gastroepiploic artery combined with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The surgical procedures, both performed through a median laparotomy, proved safe and of limited invasiveness. The one-stage surgical intervention prevented catastrophic complications, such as acute myocardial ...
Shaw M B K - - 2003
Abdominal aortic aneurysm in association with duplication of the inferior vena cava and crossed renal ectopia is described for the first time. Preoperative imaging with computer-aided tomography provided good visualization of the local anatomy, allowing the surgical approach to be adapted for the best access to the surgical site. A ...
Shimoda Mitsugi - - 2003
Splenic vein aneurysm (SVA) is extremely rare. Most patients with an SVA have portal hypertension. In this report we describe the first recorded case of intra-abdominal hemorrhage due to rupture of an SVA in a patient without evidence of portal hypertension. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our medical center ...
Ufberg Jacob W - - 2003
Previously thought to be extremely rare, renal artery aneurysms are now being found more commonly as incidental findings during the evaluation of refractory hypertension. Symptoms related to the aneurysm are uncommon and rupture occurs infrequently, but with devastating consequences. Factors predisposing to rupture include pregnancy, polyarteritis nodosa, and lack of ...
Unlüer Erden Erol - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The clinical manifestations of pulmonary thromboembolism are non-specific, which makes this condition difficult to diagnose. A case of helical computerized tomography angiographically documented pulmonary thromboembolism, which initially presented as upper abdominal and flank pain, is described. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old woman was referred to the emergency department for left ...
Porquez Jocelyn M - - 2003
This case report reviews the treatment of a 74-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, bipolar affective disorder, and Lewy body dementia who demonstrated a remarkable positive response to an acute and maintenance course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment. This is the first report with serial imaging of an abdominal ...
Nomura Fumikazu - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Patients with aortic aneurysm (AA) were in the chronic inflammatory condition and are often combined with disseminated intervascular coagulation. Recent studies demonstrated that atherosclerosis was inflammatory disease. AA and severe atherosclerosis with ulcer formation contain macrophages and T lymphocytes and accelerate the production of interleukin (IL)-2, which activates lymphocytes ...
Kertai M D - - 2003
Patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are at increased risk for cardiovascular complications such as cardiac death and nonfatal myocardial infarction. Dobutamine stress echocardiography is an established, cost-effective technique for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). This review will focus on the additional prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography ...
Guru Khurshid A - - 2003
Our institution recently encountered two patients with ruptured iliac artery aneurysms. The first patient died, but as a result of our increased awareness, the second patient's aneurysm was diagnosed immediately and operated on successfully. The urologic findings provided subtle clues to this life-threatening condition. We present these two cases with ...
Ventura Marco - - 2003
PURPOSE: To present a rare case of abdominal aortic intramural hematoma with penetrating ulcer. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old hypertensive lady was admitted with chest pain. An echo Doppler abdominal study showed a 2.5-cm-diameter abdominal aorta with periaortic blood flow. Urgent computed tomography documented a 4-cm aneurysmal dilatation, 4 cm long, ...
Lemos David W - - 2003
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) can cause aortoenteric fistulae (AEF). AEF can either be primary, arising from the aneurysm or other diseases, causing the aorta to erode into the bowel, or secondary, from previous aortic grafting. Primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) is a rare clinical entity that usually presents with gastrointestinal bleeding ...
Sánchez Rosa - - 2003
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms are rare entities characterized by dense fibrosis typically enveloping the aortic wall and adjacent structures with distinctive clinical features that differentiate them from typical atherosclerotic aneurysms. The inflammatory process can involve the renal excretory pathways, causing ureteral obstruction in 20% of cases. The authors report 2 ...
Bonamigo Telmo Pedro - - 2003
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms may be useful to decrease mortality related to rupture. We conducted a study to assess the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in southern Brazil and to define risk factors associated with high prevalence of this disorder. The screening was conducted using abdominal ...
Salen Philip - - 2003
Although more than 5% of the geriatric male population is thought to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, no study has evaluated the ability of ED physician sonographers to screen for this condition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a screening program to sonographically identify abdominal aortic aneurysms ...
Friedman Steven G - - 2003
Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) often have concomitant coronary artery disease. In patients with large or symptomatic AAAs and symptomatic coronary artery disease, it may be necessary to address both problems simultaneously. We report a case series of five patients undergoing simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass and abdominal aortic ...
Nakamizo Reiichirou - - 2003
A 71-year-old Japanese woman presented with a chief complaint of throbbing sensations in the abdomen. When she was 16 years old, she was exposed to atomic radiation since she was 1.2 km away from the drop zone of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Abdominal CT performed at the age of 61 ...
Grego F G - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Splanchnic artery areurysm is a rare but clinically relevant disease, showing a high mortality rate in emergency surgery. Reports on splanchnic aneurysms are rare and often anecdotal. The aim of this study is to discuss data obtained from 16 patients in a single vascular surgery center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Cervantes Jorge - - 2003
Fifty years ago, on March 29, 1951, Charles Dubost in France performed the first successful resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and replaced it with a cadaver homograft, thereby initiating the modern era of surgical correction of a common entity. This article offers a summary of the events leading to ...
Kuivaniemi Helena - - 2003
This study investigated a large number of families in which at least two individuals were diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms to identify the relationship of the affected relatives to the proband. Subjects and Methods: Families for the study were recruited through various vascular surgery centers in the United States, Finland, ...
Torella Michele - - 2003
We report a case of abdominal aortic aneurysm complicated by retroperitoneal fibrosis with both duodenal and bilateral ureteral obstruction. The patient underwent successful bilateral transurethral ureteral stenting, and then he was referred for surgical treatment of the aneurysm. Massive retroperitoneal fibrosis was found at surgery, and the mass was removed ...
Ugwu B T - - 2003
We present the case of a 16-year old student with Marfan's syndrome and abdominal aortic aneurysm who presented with a diagnostic conundrum. He presented with a three months history of progressive painful left upper abdominal mass and back pain. It became severe in the last two weeks before presentation and ...
Matsukura Ichiro - - 2003
PURPOSE: Fatal ischemic colitis can develop after abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy. We investigated the effectiveness of transanal laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) for assessing microcirculation in the rectal mucosa during aneurysm repair. METHODS: The subjects were 17 patients who underwent abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy. A Doppler laser and Doppler probe were mounted on ...
Ko Sheung-Fat - - 2003
We report imaging findings in five patients who had sudden cardiac arrest during contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). We observed strikingly dense abdominal veins, variable degrees of arterial enhancement, and poor abdominal visceral enhancement. Comparison with a control group of 30 patients revealed a statistically significant increase in mean enhancement of ...
Manabe Hideaki - - 2003
We performed successful simultaneous operations for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and liver cancer in a patient complicated by severe ischemic heart disease. A 59-year-old man with a history of liver dysfunction presented with acute epigastric pain. Abdominal computed tomography findings of ascites and a liver tumor indicated a diagnosis ...
Tsushimi Takaaki - - 2003
We report a case of nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI), which developed after Y-grafting for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital with severe abdominal pain and signs of shock. Computed tomography revealed a ruptured AAA, and emergency aneurysmectomy and aortic grafting were performed. ...
Wallack Seth T - - 2003
An 8-year-old, domestic short hair cat with a known history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and previous aortic thromboembolism was presented for 24 h of vomiting and pyrexia. Initial abdominal radiographs were unremarkable. On an upper gastrointestinal series, delayed gastric emptying and prolonged small intestinal transit time were found. An initial abdominal ...
Cable David G DG Division of Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55905, - - 2003
Systemic thrombolysis in the early postoperative period can cause fatal hemorrhage. Systemic thrombolysis is often considered contraindicated after major vascular procedures; thus, experience with this scenario is limited. A 67-year-old man experienced massive pulmonary embolization after his abdominal aortic aneurysm was repaired with a bifurcated, woven Dacron graft. Because systemic ...
Schillinger Martin - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia species are suspected of being involved in the pathogenesis and progression of aortic aneurysms. We investigated serum levels of Chlamydia antibodies in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) compared to levels in healthy individuals. METHODS: We included 35 consecutive patients with TAA, 42 ...
H ABDALI; Department of ...
Introduction. Despite the development of effective surgical treatment, abdominal aortic aneurysm remains a major cause of mortality throughout the world. In this study, demographic characteristics of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and post operative complications were evaluated. Methods. One hundred patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm in St-Zahra, Ayatollah Kashani, Feyz ...
Fukui Daisuke - - 2002
During abdominal aortic surgery, dynamic changes occur in the pelvic circulation. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was used in this study to evaluate arterial flow in the buttocks as a monitor of arterial flow in the pelvic area during abdominal aortic surgery. Twenty-two patients who underwent abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy comprised the study ...
Hietanen Jaana - - 2002
PURPOSE: To assess the validity of the suggested association between intraocular exfoliation syndrome and aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. METHODS: A total of 77 patients recently operated for abdominal aortic aneurysm underwent biomicroscopy under pupillary dilatation to detect the presence of manifest and suspect deposits of exfoliation material. RESULTS: The ...
Ashton H A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Opposing views have been published on the importance of ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study was designed to assess whether or not such screening is beneficial. METHODS: A population-based sample of men (n=67800) aged 65-74 years was enrolled, and each individual randomly allocated to ...
Machida Hisanori - - 2002
A 71-year-old man was diagnosed as having an abdominal aortic aneurysm when he was treated for idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). Three years later, he developed severe thrombocytopenia and had disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) that was associated with the inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA). The coagulation abnormalities were corrected by low-molecular ...
Khoo Michelle S C - - 2002
A 47-year-old man had an ICD system with epicardial and endocardial components and an abdominal generator placed in 1990 following a cardiac arrest. Ten years later his BT10 lead was amputated due to an insulation defect, and he received a new pectoral generator with transvenous leads. A few months later ...
Shitrit David - - 2002
Large vessel aneurysm is not a classical finding in Wegener's granulomatosis. We describe a case report of WG complicated by subclavian artery aneurysm and review the literature on large-vessel and medium-vessel aneurysms in WG. The involved arteries included the aorta and the hepatic, renal, and left gastric arteries. In all ...
Bastounis Elias - - 2002
A horseshoe kidney is the most common renal embryological abnormality, but its association with an abdominal aortic aneurysm is rare. The conbination of a horseshoe kidney with a renal carcinoma and an abdominal aortic aneurysm is extremely rare and, to our knowledge, has only been reported twice in the English ...
Walker Stuart - - 2002
PURPOSE: To report early rupture of a partially treated abdominal aortic aneurysm. CASE REPORT: A 76-year-old man with a 6.4-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm had the main body of a bifurcated graft inserted into the aneurysm. However, it was not possible to cannulate the short cuff of the graft to deploy ...
Matsushita M - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The relationship between atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm is now controversial. To better define the contribution of atherosclerosis to the development of aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta, we determined the incidence of aortic dilatation in patients undergoing arterial reconstruction for an atherosclerotic aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD). The role of ...
Kruse H J - - 2002
The report describes a previously healthy 24-year-old women presenting with acute abdominal pain following a hyperextension manoeuvre. The key finding of a continuous bruit with systolic and diastolic components in the epigastric region subsequently led to the diagnosis of an intramural haematoma of the coeliac artery, that caused a subtotal ...
Wheeler J M D - - 2002
Twenty-eight consecutive patients underwent surgery of the abdominal aorta by the left retroperitoneal approach. There were 11 suprarenal, 12 juxtarenal, three complicated infrarenal aneurysms and two occlusive aortoiliac disease (considered to be at high risk) undergoing surgical repair. Twenty-one underwent a tube graft repair whilst seven had a bifurcation graft. ...
Al-Okaili Riyadh N - - 2002
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine when to consider incidental retroperitoneal masses on the basis of a displaced calcified atheromatous abdominal aorta on lateral radiographs. METHODS: We did a retrospective review of 143 normal abdominal helical computed tomography scans of individuals aged 50 years and older to measure the ...
Kim Hae Rim - - 2002
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare disease in which the third portion of the duodenum is compressed by SMA. There are many causes leading to the SMA syndrome, however it's extremely rare that aortic aneurysm causes a SMA syndrome. We report a case of a successfully treated SMA ...
Manabe Yasushi - - 2002
A 53-year-old female was suddenly hospitalized with acute left lateral abdominal pain. There was no history of trauma to the abdomen. She had received no abdominal operation. X-ray showed a soft tissue shadow in the left flank which displaced the bowel shadows medially. Plain abdominal CT showed a left retroperitoneal ...
Sayers R D - - 2002
The Leicester experience of treatment of aortic aneurysms indicates that workload is increasing. Despite an increase in elective repairs, the number of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms is also increasing. The mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm remains static despite advances in critical care medicine. Multi-organ failure is the commonest cause ...
Hibbard John S - - 2002
ChloraPrep (2% chlorhexidine gluconate + 70% isopropyl alcohol [CHG + IPA] in a 3.0-mL applicator) is a recently approved antiseptic for preoperative skin preparation. This controlled open-label trial assessed the immediate and persistent antimicrobial efficacy and safety of CHG + IPA compared with 70% IPA or a 2% CHG aqueous ...
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