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Desormais Ileana I INSERM UMR 1094, Tropical Neuroepidemiology, Limoges, France University of Limoges, School of Medicine, Institute of Neuroepidemiology and Tropical Neurology, France Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Angiology, Dupuytren University Hospital, Limoges, France - - 2014
Data on peripheral artery disease in Africa are sparse and limited to urban areas. Given the urban/rural socio-economical gradient in these countries, we sought to determine the prevalence and risk factors of peripheral artery disease in urban and rural areas of two countries in Central Africa. Individuals ≥65 years old ...
Kucukdurmaz Z - - 2012
We report a case of a very long left main coronary artery (58 mm) with septal perforators before bifurcation. The coronary arteries were seen clear of plaques. To the best of our knowledge, this case is very rare because of the existence of the first and second septal perforator arteries ...
Sun Cong - - 2012
Atypical triplication anterior cerebral artery is a rare entity and the variation is an important factor leading to aneurysm. A patient with aneurysm that arises from the bifurcation of the distal anterior cerebral arteries is presented. The contralateral anterior cerebral artery is also presented, and there is no communication between ...
Bender Matthew - - 2011
The circulus arteriosus cerebri is the arterial anastomotic circle at the base of the brain, now better known as the circle or polygon of Willis. The British physician and anatomist Thomas Willis (1621-1675) was the first to demonstrate the physiologic function and observe the clinical significance of the circulus. It ...
Pham Chi-Tuan - - 2011
Intra-arterial infusion of chemotherapy into the ophthalmic artery for treatment of retinoblastoma has been realized after catheterization of the internal carotid and temporary balloon occlusion beyond the orifice of the ophthalmic artery, or more recently after superselective canulation of the ophthalmic artery by a microcatheter. The superselective catheterization of the ...
Thuy Matthew N T - - 2011
A cadaveric dissection of the calvarium of a 90year old woman demonstrated a left superior anastomotic vein of Trolard communicating indirectly with the superior sagittal sinus via a left lateral lacunae. This is an anatomical variant contrary to the textbook description of a direct communication between the vein of Trolard ...
Liu Wei - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Prompt access to arterial occlusion is the key to successful endovascular revascularization in acute stroke. We present the first reported case utilizing anterior-to-posterior circulation approach for a successful mechanical thrombectomy and chemical thrombolysis of an acute basilar artery (BA) occlusion using the Penumbra Aspiration System. METHODS: A 39-year-old man ...
Yuan Falei - - 2011
The suture middle cerebral artery occlusion model is used worldwide in both academia and industry. However, the variable occurrence of dysplasia in posterior communicating arteries (PcomAs) induces higher mortality and instability, limiting the model's application. In particular, high mortality in intraluminal suture MCAO models is associated with the dysplasia of ...
Roule Vincent - - 2011
The case of a woman with anomalous origin of the circumflex coronary artery that communicates with the left ventricle via a fistula, revealed by typical angina, is described and the several pathomechanisms involved are discussed.
Chang Jee Ho - - 2011
Three-dimensional computed tomographic (3D-CT) angiography is a widespread imaging modality for intracranial vascular lesions. However, 3D-CT angiograms of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm associated with acute retrobulbar optic neuropathy have not been previously described. We present 3D-CT angiograms of an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery that caused subarachnoid hemorrhage ...
Jeon Tae Yeon - - 2011
To evaluate the prevalence of incidentally found unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) on the brain MR angiography (MRA) from a community-based general hospital. This was a prospectively collected retrospective study, carried out from January 2004 to December 2004. The subjects included 3049 persons from a community-based hospital in whom MRA was ...
Bilska Karolina M G - - 2012
Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography can surpass simple cross-sectional echocardiography in providing precise details of cardiac lesions. For the purpose of optimising treatment, we describe our findings with real-time three-dimensional echocardiography when interrogating different types of communications permitting interatrial shunting. A three-dimensional reconstruction of defects within the oval fossa enabled reliable identification ...
Rad Elaheh Malakan - - 2011
We report a direct main pulmonary artery (MPA) to left atrium (LA) communication in a 21-month-old infant which is closed by transcatheter approach using a muscular VSD occluder. We explain the characteristic diagnostic clues of this anomaly on chest radiography, echocardiography and angiography. To our knowledge this is the first ...
Ricci Monica - - 2011
We described a rare case in which a congenital abnormal vascular structure associated with mild hyperhomocysteinemia could have caused an ischemic stroke, with an unusual localization in the border-zone of MCA and PCA. We think that the lack of compensatory flow distribution from the right vertebral artery and the right ...
Mahapatra N C - - 2011
Background: ITP can give rise to bleeding episodes in different parts of the body including the central nervous system with various systemic manifestations. Case: An eight-year old female child, diagnosed as a case of chronic ITP for last two years, developed intense headache and vomiting for a few days before ...
Blackmon J M - - 2011
This short communication describes two normal variants of the accessory hemiazygous vein in a 15-year-old female. The article demonstrates that knowledge of the aberrant venous anatomy and the collateral pathway is important for the practising radiologist.
Gajjar T P - - 2011
A right pulmonary artery to left atrial communication is a very rare vascular congenital anomaly. Patients most commonly present in the neonatal period with congestive cardiac failure or at a later stage with central cyanosis and its complications. Various diagnostic modalities are available but angiography is the most important decision-making ...
Lee Yungling Leo - - 2011
Literature has shown adverse effects of ambient air pollution exposure on various asthma related outcomes in childhood. However, the associated evidence on pulmonary function effects is still inconsistent. We conducted a population-based study comprised of seventh-grade children in 14 Taiwanese communities. Pulmonary function tests and questionnaires were completed on 3957 ...
Weil A G - - 2011
We describe a misleading case of a partially occluded A1 segment duplication that mimicked an ACoA aneurysm on computed tomography angiography and conventional angiography and led to surgical intervention. The location of such an anomaly at the ACoA on the side of least hemodynamic stress may provide a clue to ...
Narushima Mitsunaga - - 2011
Flaps with adequate blood supply are the best methods for covering the radiation ulcer defect. Our report is on the lateral intercostal artery perforator-based reversed thoracodorsal artery (TA) flap for a patient whom had a large radiation ulcer on his lower back. When the flap was elevated, we could use ...
Scholtes Felix - - 2011
Intraventricular hemorrhage is common after the rupture of anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms, although the anatomical pathway has not been described. Knowledge of the mechanism of hemorrhage may enhance understanding of its prognosis. Using CT angiography, the authors analyzed this pathway in 2 cases of ACoA aneurysm rupture associated with ...
M D Andrea Bartoli - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE:: We describe an unusual presentation of a ruptured aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery with an acute intracranial hematoma in between the dural layers associated with an acute spinal epidural hematoma descending to L1. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:: 35-year old woman, presenting 3 hours after ictus with a post-coital ...
Lazzaro Marc A - - 2011
Background Intracranial stent technology and techniques have expanded the applications of endovascular therapy for complex intracranial aneurysms. Various methods of stent assisted coil embolization have been described. An additional technique of X-configuration intersecting Enterprise stent implantation with trans-stent microcatheterization for the treatment of a wide neck anterior communicating artery aneurysm ...
Dahdouh Ziad S - - 2011
The 'accordion phenomenon' is a reversible mechanical distortion of tortuous arteries mimicking spasm or dissection. This phenomenon, observed during percutaneous coronary intervention, is believed to be due to a stiff guide wire. It is essential to differentiate the accordion effect from dissection, spasm and thrombus to avoid unnecessary dilation. We ...
Karapinar Hekim - - 2011
A 46-year-old man presented with a complaint of effort dyspnea. On transthoracic echocardiography a circle appeared in LVOT. It was seen freely floating, disappearing in every systole and appearing again in diastole. Turbulence was seen inside the circle with color Doppler. Transesophageal echocardiography showed aortic cusps and their coaptation to ...
Coon Alexander L - - 2011
The growing number of community hospitals with neurointerventional services over the past decade has changed the type and complexity of cerebral aneurysms referred to tertiary centers. The authors hypothesized that this would be reflected in changes in the location frequencies of aneurysms treated now compared to before the widespread institution ...
Romero Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Adel - - 2011
The diencephalic leaf of the Liliequist's membrane is a continuous structure that should be perforated in the endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Its lateral borders are penetrated by the third cranial nerve and the posterior communicating arteries. The most important complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy is the vascular injury, such as the ...
Shoja Mohammadali M - - 2011
Cerebral pseudoaneurysms, especially of the anterior communicating artery (ACoA), are rare. Herein, the authors report a 66-year-old patient who underwent successful clip ligation of a small ruptured ACoA aneurysm. Eighteen days after surgery, he suffered from another episode of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the rupture of a newly formed pseudoaneurysm ...
Sianos Georgios - - 2011
We report the case of an unsuccessful attempt at recanalisation of a chronic total occlusion via the retrograde approach, and describe a rare complication, guide wire entrapment in the donor artery and septal branch. Several conventional attempts to retrieve the guide wire were unsuccessful and led to wire fracture. A ...
Kumar Prabhat - - 2010
Congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiovascular anomaly. Rupture of sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) is a rare occurrence, occurring in 10-20% of cases. Rupture into right atrium is further a rare occurrence. The rupture is usually a catastrophic event presenting as acute onset congestive cardiac failure in an ...
Hines Michael H - - 2010
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare congenital or acquired defects that frequently are manifested by rupture into adjacent cardiac structures. Most aneurysms involve a portion of the sinus, and can be surgically treated with primary or patch closure of the defect. We present a case report of a giant aneurysm ...
Dandes Eric - - 2012
Cardiac CT angiography (CTA) is an ideal tool to investigate possible cardiac malformations. In this case, careful planning of the CTA acquisition and reconstruction provided high resolution images of cardiac anatomy revealing 2 extremely rare coexisting congenital defects; a unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) and sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA). Detailed ...
Eng C W - - 2010
Multiple visceral arterial mycotic aneurysms are very uncommon. We present a case of a 51-year-old male intravenous drug abuser who initially presented with intracranial haemorrhage secondary to a ruptured intracranial mycotic aneurysm. The haematoma was surgically evacuated. The postoperative recovery period was complicated by distension of the abdomen and a ...
Gupta Mohit D - - 2010
A young male presented with progressively increasing breathlessness for one year. Echocardiography showed a cystic echolucent cavity in interventricular septum communicating with sinus of Valsalva. A diagnosis of unruptured aneurysm of Valsalva dissecting into the interventricular septum was made. This complication is extremely rare and early recognition may prevent a ...
Winter Matthew - - 2011
This is an unusual case of a mycotic aortic aneurysm located in the ascending aorta caused by Neisseria meningitidis. The diagnosis was made using two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Management was with prolonged antibiotics followed by surgical resection. The ascending aorta was ...
Yamasaki Manabu - - 2010
The proper management of a patient with active infective endocarditis (IE) remains to be determined, especially when his or her condition is complicated with intracranial mycotic aneurysm. Here we present a 46-year-old company employee hospitalized with a subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured mycotic aneurysm. Cardiac echography showed a verruca ...
Budde Ricardo P J - - 2010
Infective endocarditis (IE) may lead to mycotic aortic root aneurysm formation. Herein is described the preoperative use of ECG-gated contrast-enhanced 256-slice cardiac computed tomography (CT) to optimize surgical planning by visualizing the location and extent of the mycotic aneurysm in two patients with complicated IE. In both cases, CT revealed ...
Gleeton Dave - - 2010
We present a case of axillary hematoma complicating an ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block in a patient with undiagnosed mycotic aneurysms of the peripheral arteries. Mycotic aneurysm is a rare medical condition with well-identified risk factors. When performing regional anesthesia in patients with these risk factors, clinicians should have a high degree ...
Nqwena L - - 2012
Endovascular intervention for mycotic aortic aneurysms is now an alternative treatment option. An 83-year-old male presented with confusion and pyrexia of unknown origin. Acute deterioration and subsequent computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a contained rupture of a mycotic aortic aneurysm for which the patient had a successful endovascular ...
Tamdy Asmaa - - 2011
Mycotic aneurysms are rare, and depending on their location, can threaten functional prognosis. We report on a 17-year-old girl with no previous history of cardiovascular or infectious disease, referred to our Department of Cardiology with right hemiplegia and aphasia. A neurological evaluation revealed thrombosis of a mycotic cerebral aneurysm, complicated ...
Bal Ahmet - - 2010
Mycotic aneurysms represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge still lacking general recommendations for optimal therapy. So far, Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is very rarely reported to be the causative organism of mycotic aortic aneurysms. We report 2 cases of mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms due to L. monocytogenes infection being treated ...
Tizón-Marcos Helena - - 2010
Mycotic coronary aneurysms are rare, and simultaneous involvement of the left main, left anterior descending and circumflex arteries has never been described. In the present case, multislice computed tomography was an invaluable tool to adequately delineate the aneurysm from the surrounding structures and to plan cardiac surgery accordingly.
Palumbo Anselmo A - - 2010
We describe a giant unruptured acquired aneurysm of the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva, which was detected incidentally in a 30-year-old rugby player with clinical suspicion of dermatomyositis. Sixty-four-slice cardiac computed tomography showed a giant aneurysm (diameters: 91 x 78 x 100 mm) of noncoronary sinus of Valsalva compressing both atrial ...
Chai Han-Tan - - 2010
To date, Streptococcus bovis endocarditis complicated by a superior mesenteric artery mycotic aneurysm and systemic septic emboli in a patient with colon diverticulitis has never been reported. A 46-year-old man, with a history of colon diverticulitis identified by diagnostic colon fiberscope and with hypertension, presented with a 14-day history of ...
Marques João Silva - - 2010
Aneurysms of the sinuses of Valsalva are uncommon in clinical practice. Most are congenital, but secondary causes are also recognized. Congenital aneurysms of the left sinus of Valsalva are particularly rare. The authors report a fatal case in which a nonruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva dissected into ...
Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan - - 2010
Surgical repair used to be the conventional treatment of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (RSOVA). Recently many articles have described the percutaneous closure of these defects. We report the successful percutaneous closure of seven cases of RSOVA. All the procedures were done under local anaesthesia with fluoroscopic and echocardiographic guidance. ...
John Sung-Hee - - 2010
An unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare and is usually asymptomatic until a symptom associated with its complication develops. Hence, an unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is not infrequently missed unless echocardiogram is performed with other indications. An unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rarely protrudes into the right ventricular ...
Rojas Alvaro - - 2010
Mycotic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition. We report the case of an 83-year-old white female who had pneumonia, and 3 months later she was admitted with multiple sacular mycotic aneurysms due to penicillin nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae. Successful combination therapy with antibiotics and endovascular repair was done.
Beck-Razi Nira - - 2010
Although uncommon, mycotic aneurysms in infants can be lethal because of the high risk of rapid expansion and rupture. Most catheter-associated mycotic aneurysms reported in the first year of life develop following umbilical artery catheterizations. We describe the sonographic detection of an early stage mycotic aneurysm in a 4-month-old following ...
Dick Jonathan - - 2010
Infection is a cause of rapidly enlarging aortic aneurysms. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an uncommon pathogen affecting blood vessels and has mainly been seen following invasive procedures in immunosuppressed patients. Pseudomonas aortitis has a high mortality. We describe a case of a rapidly enlarging juxta-renal aortic aneurysm in an immunocompetent patient ...
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