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Röcken Michael - - 2005
To describe surgical technique and outcome after laparoscopic closure of the nephrosplenic space for treatment of recurrent left dorsal displacement of the left colon (LDDLC) in standing horses. Retrospective study. Forty-four horses with LDDLC. Laparoscopic portals were located in the left flank region. After administration of etilefrin intravenously to contract ...
Terayama Hayato - - 2005
The preparation of vascular corrosion casts enables us to observe the minute features of blood vessels. For mice and rats, reports on the macroscopical appearance of testicular arteries with the cast technique have been quite limited. Therefore, in the present study, we tried to prepare corrosion casts of such arteries ...
Madoff David C - - 2005
Splenic arterial interventions are increasingly performed to treat various clinical conditions, including abdominal trauma, hypersplenism, splenic arterial aneurysm, portal hypertension, and splenic neoplasm. When clinically appropriate, these procedures may provide an alternative to open surgery. They may help to salvage splenic function in patients with posttraumatic injuries or hypersplenism and ...
Walters Thomas J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Tourniquets are not commonly used in routine extremity trauma, but can be vital for hemorrhage control in austere conditions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness in human volunteers of currently available self-applied tourniquets for extremity hemorrhage. METHODS: Seven tourniquets were tested on the thigh for elimination of detectable distal pulse ...
Tochii Masato - - 2005
The splenic artery is the third common site of an infrarenal abdominal arterial aneurysm after the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries, and the most common site of a visceral artery aneurysm. It is a rare, but clinically important form of vascular disease with the potential for life-threatening rupture. We report ...
Sugiura Kimihiko - - 2005
The authors present a 71-year-old woman who had a right chylothorax after right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. As the chylothorax was considered to be due to thoracic duct injury at the time of operation, lymphoscintigraphy was performed by oral administration of I-123 beta-methyl-iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP). After visualization of ...
Kishore Thekke Adiyat - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the location of bulbourethral arteries in men with a 'normal' urethra and to study anatomical alterations in men with urethral stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A linear-array transducer was used on the ventral surface of the penis to study the urethra. Fifteen men with a normal urethra and ...
Ou Hsin-You - - 2005
Splenic vein thrombosis with gastric variceal bleeding is difficult to manage, and splenectomy may be necessary to stop variceal bleeding. The authors report the case of a post-orthotopic liver transplant patient with bleeding gastric varices secondary to splenic vein thrombosis treated by partial splenic artery embolization. Successful embolization was performed ...
Joel Andrew B - - 2005
BACKGROUND: It is well accepted that identification and control of the adrenal vein is a critical step in laparoscopic adrenalectomy. The surgical and anatomic literature propagates the notion of a dominant or multiple dominant adrenal arteries that should likewise be controlled during surgical extirpation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed the ...
Ciçekcibaşi Aynur Emine - - 2005
The hepatic, splenic and Left gastric arteries are considered as the "main classic branches" of the coeliac trunk. During the routine dissections in the laboratory of the Anatomy Department in a 62-year-old male cadaver, a rare variation, a coeliacomesenteric trunk was observed. This trunk gave rise to the left gastric, ...
Vazquez Lydia - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Currently, practitioners use clinical and histopathologic examination to diagnose a caliber-persistent labial artery (CPLA). We illustrate the use of ultrasonography as a noninvasive diagnostic tool to visualize this enlarged artery of the lip. METHODS: We examined the lips of 3 patients with a suspected CPLA. We localized and determined ...
Secin Fernando P - - 2005
PURPOSE: The incidence of accessory pudendal arteries (APAs) varies from 4% to 70% depending on the means used to identify them. We provide a detailed laparoscopic anatomical description of their appearance, location and identification rate based on our series of radical prostatectomies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The distribution of APAs was ...
Pescarus Radu - - 2005
Although splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are the most common visceral aneurysms, giant SAAs >10 cm in diameter have rarely been reported. We present the case of a 67-year-old asymptomatic man who was diagnosed with a 15-cm SAA in the absence of a clear etiologic factor. The patient underwent open surgical ...
Phillips C - - 2006
We describe a case of post-operative bleeding after a posterior fascial defect repair. This was refractive to exploration and vaginal packing so laparotomy would have been necessary. Superselective cannulation demonstrated bleeding from a branch of the anterior pudendal artery which had crossed the midline making identification difficult during vaginal exploration. ...
Kim Jae Kyu - - 2005
Gastric tuberculosis (TB) is very rare compared with other sites in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and upper GI bleeding is an extremely rare manifestation of gastric TB. Also, a pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon cause of GI bleeding and is often encountered with pancreatitis. To our knowledge, no case of GI ...
Kajiyama Yoshiaki - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ultrasonic coagulating shears were developed as an endosurgical device that allows cutting of vessels without ligation. In this study, we obtained basic data on the feasibility of dividing and sealing the thoracic duct by using ultrasonic coagulating shears. METHODOLOGY: We obtained the thoracic duct and the left gastric artery ...
Migliara B - - 2005
The splenic artery originates from the superior mesenteric artery in approximately 1% of cases, which may explain the extreme rarity of aneurysms involving this anomalous branch, with only five cases reported in the international literature to date. We report our experience of managing two patients with aneurysms involving splenic arteries ...
Kim Hyun Jung - - 2005
Spontaneous splenic rupture (SSR) in a patient undergoing hemodialysis has been described as an extremely rare and potentially fatal complication. We report here spontaneous splenic rupture in a 52-year-old woman undergoing regular hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She complained of colicky abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant area ...
Karaman Kutlay - - 2005
Splenic artery aneurysms are rare but important vascular lesions that constitute approximately 60% of all visceral arterial aneurysms. Splenic artery is the third most common localization of intraabdominal aneurysm formation. Rupture is the main complication that occurs in 3%-10% of the cases. We describe a case with a proximal splenic ...
Tang Linda J - - 2005
Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a well-known and potentially life-threatening complication of pancreatitis for which immediate endovascular or surgical treatment is indicated. An unusual case of spontaneous thrombosis of a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm with associated partial splenic infarction was encountered in the setting of chronic pancreatitis during intravenous octreotide administration, with ...
Mastracci Tara Marie - - 2005
Symptomatic aneurysms of an aberrant splenic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery are rare, with only five previous reports in the literature. The retropancreatic position renders their treatment more complex than aneurysms of orthotopic splenic arteries. Traditional treatment has been open surgical repair, with or without maintenance of flow ...
Guan Yong-Song - - 2005
AIM: To assess the effectiveness of and complications associated with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and gelatin sponge particles embolization of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm complicating chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. METHODS: A 42-year-old man with splenic artery pseudo-aneurysm formation secondary to chronic alcoholic pancreatitis was admitted. We used PVA and gelatin sponge particles embolization ...
Bubenik Loretta J - - 2005
To compare bursting tension of arteries > or =3 mm in diameter sealed with ultrasonic energy (UE) with arteries ligated with suture. Experimental, nested factorial design. Vascular segments from canine cadavers. Arterial segments (12) were collected from each of 16 canine cadavers and equally divided into 2 groups based on ...
Imai Miwa Akasofu - - 2005
A rare case of berry splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) rupture associated with segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) and portal hypertension is reported. A 66-year-old woman, diagnosed as having liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension 6 years earlier, suddenly developed a lancinating pain in the upper abdomen and lost consciousness. She recovered consciousness ...
Zampieri Fabio - - 2005
Splenic Artery Aneurysms (SAAs) are usually single and small lesions, and their size rarely exceed 3 cm. In a review of the literature from 1950 to date, only 18 aneurysms defined as "giant" were found in 15 reported papers. A case of an 87-year-old man, successfully treated for a 7 ...
Tsokos Michael - - 2005
Splenic artery aneurysms are an uncommon form of vascular disease that have a significant potential for rupture, resulting in life-threatening intraperitoneal hemorrhage. We describe the case of a 33-year-old man who died suddenly and unexpectedly due to the rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm. At medicolegal autopsy, 3000 mL of ...
Firat A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Splenomegaly and hypersplenism occur in patients with chronic liver disease and liver transplant recipients. The traditional treatment for hypersplenism is surgical removal. Percutaneous interventional methods, such as partial splenic embolization, are alternatives to surgery for hypersplenism. This article gives preliminary findings for a new percutaneous technique in which a ...
Reardon P R - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic techniques used to manage asymptomatic splenic artery aneurysms have been reported infrequently. METHODS: A laparoscopic splenic artery aneurysm resection was attempted for six consecutive patients. RESULTS: One patient underwent conversion to laparotomy because of a tear in the splenic vein. Among the five successful laparoscopic splenic artery aneurysm ...
Misuta Koichiro - - 2005
Division of the splenic vein was performed in 29 patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy to achieve lymph node dissection and neural resection around the superior mesenteric artery. The basic protocol for the splenic vein reconstruction to reduce congestion of the spleen and stomach is as follows. When the inferior mesenteric vein ...
Jibiki M - - 2005
A case of three pancreaticoduodenal artery (PDA) aneurysms associated with coeliac artery occlusion and a concomitant splenic arterial aneurysm is described. Surgical treatment was used because it was anticipated that the hepatic blood supply would be obstructed completely if percutaneous transluminal embolization for three PDA aneurysms were performed. Splenectomy in ...
Chan Peter T K - - 2005
PURPOSE: In this study the frequency and outcomes of unintentional testicular artery ligation during microsurgical varicocelectomy were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1984 to 2002, 2,102 cases of microsurgical varicocelectomy were evaluated. Accidental artery ligation was confirmed intraoperatively by observation of pulsatile twitching of the ligated vessel stump under 25x ...
Farouque H M Omar - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the incidence, clinical features, and risk factors for retroperitoneal hematoma (RPH) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical features, outcomes, and determinants of this serious complication in the contemporary era of PCI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis yielded 26 cases of ...
Al Asfar Fahad - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of splenic artery aneurysm that ruptured during labor with both maternal and fetal survival. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 33-year-old primigravida at 42 weeks of gestation was admitted to Adan Hospital for induction of labor. Three days after induction, the patient suddenly collapsed and was ...
Zhou Feng - - 2005
The experience in diagnosis and treatment of bleeding complications in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) by transcatheter arterial embolization was summarized. The clinical data of 19 SAP patients complicated with intra-abdominal bleeding in our hospital from Jan. 2000 to Jan. 2003 were analyzed retrospectively and the therapeutic outcome of TAE was ...
Okabayashi Takehiro - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The incidence and the clinical importance of the posterior gastric artery (PGA) have not been clarified. In Japan, as in the West, the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the upper stomach has increased recently. The purpose of this study was to clarify the features of the posterior gastric artery by ...
Perisić Mirjana D - - 2005
The association between portal hypertension, splenomegaly and splenic hemodynamics has not been clearly defined until these days. Therefore, hemodynamics of splenic blood vessels and the role of spleen in portal hypertension were the aim of our study. METHODS: Study included 44 patients with liver cirrhosis and splenomegaly and 25 healthy ...
Takeda Flavio Roberto - - 2005
The aim of this study was to perform an anatomic study of the stomach and its vascularization, evaluating the frequency of communication between the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) and the left gastroepiploic artery (LGEA), as well as their relationship to the length of the stomach without extramural (direct) vascularization in ...
Okabayashi Takehiro - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The blood supply of the stomach is well characterized. Although the posterior gastric artery (PGA) is the second most important artery supplying the upper third of the stomach, the main features and clinical importance of the PGA have not been established. The aim of this study was to use ...
Watanabe Y - - 2005
To prevent an anastomotic failure due to impaired blood supply, several trials have been performed such as preoperative ischemic conditioning by transarterial embolization of the left gastric, right gastric and splenic arteries or microvascular anastomosis. We assess the significance of an automatic anastomotic coupling device for vessel anastomosis, which we ...
Zorowitz Richard D - - 2005
Treadmill systems with body weight support (BWS) have been demonstrated to increase over-ground walking speed, endurance, and balance. However, their use is limited to physical therapy gyms. Training cannot be carried over to home without significant expense. We present the case of a 43-year-old white female with no past medical ...
Itagaki M W - - 2005
Spontaneous hemorrhage is a rare complication of lupus. We describe a 36-year old female with lupus who suffered spontaneous, nontraumatic hemorrhage from branches of the splenic artery with massive blood loss while being treated for a lupus flare. We compare this to the two other reported cases of similar lupus-associated ...
Ashton E - - 2004
Experience is being gained with pancreatectomy for patients with chronic pancreatitis suffering intractable pain. Transplantation of pancreatic islets isolated from the patient's own pancreas reduces the amount of injected insulin required, and research aims to develop treatments to make such patients independent of administered insulin. Claims have been made that ...
Qiu Jiang-Feng - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Giant splenic artery aneurysm (GSAA) is a rare but clinically relevant disease. Its importance lies in potential rupture and hemorrhage. Early diagnosis and treatment before rupture of GSAA are crucial to GSAA patients especially to GSAA patients with portal hypertension(PHT). METHODS: Four patients of GSAA with PHT treated at ...
Ignjatovic D - - 2005
The anatomical features of splenic segmental vessels in 102 human spleen autopsy specimens were analyzed. Methods applied were corrosion casting and post-mortem arteriography. The superior terminal splenic branch divided extracapsularly into 2.8+/-0.9 (range 2-5) and the inferior terminal splenic branch into 2.3+/-0.75 (range 2-5) branches per sample. The extracapsular lengths ...
Pais D - - 2004
Although the arterial supply of the human testis via the testicular artery is a well-studied subject, the pattern of approach that this vessel takes when reaching the gland is, on the other hand, not as well described. Based on the observation of angiological preparations of 196 adult human testes, the ...
Raman Jay D - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the arterial microanatomy within the spermatic cord. METHODS: Between June 2002 and March 2003, 72 men underwent 120 microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomies for the treatment of varicocele. A micro-ruler was used to measure the diameter of each artery in the spermatic cord at the external inguinal ring. RESULTS: ...
Grober Ethan D - - 2004
Microsurgical varicocelectomy with intentional preservation of the testicular artery(ies) is regarded as the gold standard approach to varicocele repair. We sought to determine whether the number of testicular arteries preserved at the time of micro-surgical varicocelectomy predicts improvement in postoperative semen parameters. We analyzed the records of 334 infertile men ...
Rao K L N - - 2004
This paper presents a comparative prospective study of three modalities of surgical treatment for extrahepatic portal hypertension in children: central splenorenal shunt after splenectomy (CSS), side-to-side lienorenal shunt (SSLR) without splenectomy, and splenectomy and gastroesophageal devascularization (SGD). In an 18-month period, 27 procedures were performed: 10 CSS, 10 SSLR, and ...
Mukherjee Dipankar - - 2004
Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a serious vascular condition that if left untreated may progress to acute ischemia resulting in bowel necrosis and high surgical morbidity/mortality rates. Elective intervention has been shown to prevent this progression and relieve symptoms. Current open surgical intervention involves arterial bypass using a vein or ...
Kakizawa Hideaki - - 2004
We report a 61-year-old woman with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of a splenic artery caused by traumatic injury, which was successfully occluded by percutaneous transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). We embolized the AVF with a coaxial system using six microcoils. This case suggests that super-selective TAE for traumatic AVF of a splenic ...
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