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Ihnat Daniel M - - 2010
Endovascular therapy has increasingly become the initial clinical option for the treatment of lower-extremity peripheral arterial occlusive disease not only for patients with claudication but also for those with critical limb ischemia. Despite this major clinical practice paradigm shift, the outcomes of endovascular therapy for peripheral arterial disease are difficult ...
Rasskazoff S - - 2010
Treatment of BBAs is currently challenging and remains difficult despite improvement of microsurgical technique and advancement in endovascular technologies. Therapeutic options are reconstructive and deconstructive open surgeries or endovascular procedures. However, there is a lack of consensus about optimal treatment. We report a case of 38-year old woman with subarachnoid ...
Pratesi G - - 2010
Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) represent the most common peripheral arterial aneurysm and are a significant cause of patient morbidity and limb loss. Complications of PAA include distal embolisation, thrombosis and, rarely, rupture. Whereas open surgical repair remains the gold standard, endovascular exclusion has been demonstrated to be a valid alternative ...
Mehta Manish - - 2010
Improvements in endovascular technology and techniques have allowed us to treat patients in ways we never thought possible. Today, endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms is associated with markedly decreased morbidity and mortality compared with the open surgical approach, yet there are several fundamental obstacles in our ability to ...
Mehta Manish - - 2010
This study evaluated the outcomes of secondary procedures after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). From 2002 to 2009, 1768 patients underwent EVAR for treatment of 1662 elective (94%) and 106 emergent (6%) infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a variety of Food and Drug Administration-approved and commercially available stent grafts. Postoperative ...
Saadi Eduardo Keller - - 2010
Endovascular procedures are increasing in number for the treatment of thoracic aortic diseases (TAD). Retrograde approach through the femoral artery is the preferred vascular access. Despite the improvements in the devices, femoral artery complications still occurs and some times this access is not possible because of the small size of ...
Medina Francisco - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery (FMDB) indirectly reflects the action of nitric oxide liberated by the endothelium. In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the changes in nitric oxide metabolism in close association with inflammation, appear to play a leading role in the aetiopathology of this disease, although ...
Inoue Yoshito - - 2010
PURPOSE: Requirement of contrast medium limits the indication of endovascular intervention to patients with renal insufficiency and allergic reaction. Furthermore, landmarks under fluoroscopic guidance do not necessarily encompass the local anatomy of complex aortic lesions. We evaluated the feasibility of a bimodal monitoring system consisting of echocardiography and endoscopy as ...
Torsello Giovanni - - 2010
To retrospectively evaluate the long-term outcome of the bell-bottom technique for the endovascular repair of common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms. Between September 2003 and September 2008, 89 patients (84 men; mean age 73.7+/-8.4 years) with aortic and CIA aneurysms were treated at 2 European centers with aortic extension cuffs or ...
Moulakakis K G - - 2010
The field of endovascular abdominal aortic repair has changed remarkably compared to what it was prior to 1993, the year of the first commercial endograft deployment in the United States. Over the years of endovascular aneurysm repair experience, various companies have attempted to construct an ideal stent-graft for exclusion of ...
Ding Xiangjiu - - 2010
We report the endovascular stent graft repair of a penetrating aortic injury with active hemorrhage. A 72-year-old man was admitted after getting stabbed in his back. He had a history of coronary heart disease and cardiac infarction. Computed tomography revealed thoracoabdominal aortic rupture. Endovascular repair was performed successfully. The patient ...
Fujita Satoko - - 2010
To assess the significance of a patent inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and presence of intrasac thrombus on the outcome of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Between June 2004 and June 2007, 114 AAA patients (100 men; mean age 75 years, range 56-87) treated electively with ...
Chemelli Andreas - - 2010
To retrospectively evaluate a 12-year experience with endovascular repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysm (IAA). From August 1997 through July 2009, 91 patients (81 men; mean age 71 years, range 31-90) underwent endovascular treatment for isolated IAA at our department. Of these, 77 patients received stent-grafts either alone or in ...
Bastos Goncalves F - - 2010
Over the last decade, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been used extensively for the elective treatment of infra-renal abdominal aneurysms. However, it remains unclear how specific devices perform and how they compare to others. We provide an overview of currently used endografts, and discuss the current evidence regarding device-specific outcomes. ...
Hashimoto Wataru - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term results of a 7-year follow-up of endovascular aneurysm repairs (EVARs) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) using custom-made stent grafts (SGs). We performed a retrospective review of 17 patients (14 males, 3 females; mean age: 74.3 +/- 7.9 years; range: 53-85) ...
d'Utra Guilherme - - 2010
To describe the novel use of an Amplatzer occluder device to seal a secondary endoleak arising at a scallop in a fenestrated stent-graft. A 67-year-old man with comorbidities precluding standard endovascular repair of a pararenal aortic aneurysm was treated with a fenestrated endoprosthesis containing one fenestration for the left renal ...
Freyrie A - - 2010
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with severe angulation of the neck or of the iliac arteries are often unsuitable for endovascular repair with conventional endografts. We evaluated the performance of a ring-stent abdominal endograft (AnacondaTM Vascutek, Terumo, Scotland) in a consecutive series of infrarenal AAA. Preoperative, procedural and follow-up data of ...
Iida Yasunori - - 2010
Since its introduction in the 1990s, the number of thoracic endovascular aortic repairs is increasing rapidly. However, data on the operative method for reoperation after failed thoracic endovascular aortic repairs are still scanty. We describe the surgical technique of total arch replacement with partial stent removal and the elephant trunk ...
Monahan Thomas S - - 2010
This study determined the rate, extent, and clinical significance of neck dilatation after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The study included 46 patients who underwent elective EVAR using bifurcated Zenith stent grafts (Cook, Bloomington, Ind) and had at least 48 months of clinical and radiographic follow-up. Computed tomography images were analyzed ...
Hechelhammer Lukas - - 2010
This study analyzed the clinical and morphologic outcomes of endovascular treatment of ruptured isolated iliac artery aneurysms (RIIAA) at midterm follow-up. Eleven patients with RIIAA (1 woman, 10 men; mean age, 73 years; mean IIAA diameter, 69.1 mm) were identified in a single-center database of patients who underwent endovascular aortoiliac ...
Pryluck D S - - 2010
To report preliminary experiences with the treatment of aortic aneurysm sac abscesses following prior endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) using computerized tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous drainage. Three patients aged 73 to 78 years with aortic aneurysm sac infections following prior EVAR, 2 of which were associated with aortoduodenal fistula, underwent CT-guided ...
Rushton Fred W FW - - 2010
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become the preferred modality for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). A variety of anatomic factors must be considered when planning EVAR, including the relationship of the visceral arteries to the aneurysmal segment of the aorta. This report describes 2 patients with infrarenal ...
Inuzuka Kazunori - - 2010
To assess the pelvic circulation during abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair by measuring the inferior mesenteric artery stump pressure (IMA-SP), penile blood flow, and gluteal blood flow. Twenty males were selected for this study. An aorto-bi-common iliac arteries (CIA) graft replacement was performed in ten patients (Group Bi-CIA). An aorto-right-CIA/left-external ...
Silverberg Daniel - - 2010
We report a single-center experience with the endovascular management of mycotic aortic aneurysms. Four cases of mycotic aortic aneurysms are described; all treated with endovascular stent graft with variable configurations. All patients underwent successful placement of stent grafts for their aneurysms. No 30-day perioperative mortality was observed. One patient died ...
Troutman Douglas A - - 2010
A 72-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hyperlipidemia presented with acute right upper limb ischemia. Arterial occlusion was found to be secondary to a thrombosed axillary artery aneurysm. An open repair was performed with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft. On further workup, the patient was found to have an ...
Grisafi Joseph L - - 2010
Type IA endoleaks associated with endovascular aortic aneurysm repair are typically treated with endovascular adjuncts. Technical failure results when such maneuvers are unsuccessful, and endograft removal may, unfortunately, become necessary. The novel management of a recalcitrant type IA endoleak using the artificial embolization device, Onyx (Micro Therapeutics Inc, Irvine, Calif) ...
Ouyang Chenxi - - 2010
During the past 20 years, open repair has been the chief intervention for pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Endovascular repair has become an alternative for patients with ruptured AAA or other acute disease complications. The present study, however, attempted to use a common stent graft with the fenestration technique, rather ...
Arnaoutoglou Eleni - - 2010
To present the consequences and the need for readmission due to a vigorous inflammatory response in six patients who underwent endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms and developed post-implantation syndrome (PIS), during the postoperative period. From January 2007 to December 2009, 162 patients underwent endovascular repair of an aortic aneurysm. PIS ...
van Wessem K J P - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: The optimal diagnostic strategy for carotid dissection following blunt trauma is yet unclear. The rationale for aggressive screening will be discussed based on a consecutive case series of blunt traumatic carotid artery dissection (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients admitted to our level I trauma center developed severe complications ...
Gretarsdottir Solveig S Population Genomics, deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland. - - 2010
We performed a genome-wide association study on 1,292 individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and 30,503 controls from Iceland and The Netherlands, with a follow-up of top markers in up to 3,267 individuals with AAAs and 7,451 controls. The A allele of rs7025486 on 9q33 was found to associate with ...
Louis N - - 2010
PURPOSE: Anatomy of the aortic arch is highly variable and can be drastically altered by surgical or endovascular procedures. Detailed analysis of computed tomography (CT) scans is facilitated by reconstruction techniques such as virtual angioscopy (VA). In the present study, we have evaluated the benefit of VA for the assessment ...
Murakami Akira M - - 2010
Vascular injury resulting in pseudoaneurysm formation in the plantar aspect of the foot is an uncommon injury after trauma. Such injuries are more often reported in the lateral plantar artery rather than the medial plantar artery, most likely because of its more superficial location. Traditional modalities in diagnosis have included ...
Matusik PaweĊ‚ - - 2010
Little is known about architecture of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We present a 74-year-old woman with AAA and high cardiovascular risk. Scanning electron microscopy of ILT removed during surgery showed that its luminal layer is relatively rich in fibrin fibers forming irregular compact structure with low ...
Jim Jeffrey - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic disease continues to evolve since FDA approval of the first thoracic endograft in the United States in March 2005. Certain anatomic characteristics, including adequacy of arterial access, remain a significant limiting factor in thoracic endovascular repair. In clinical trials evaluating thoracic endografts, vascular access ...
Yoshida Ricardo de Alvarenga Rde - - 2010
To report a technique to maintain pelvic flow to an internal iliac artery (IIA) with aneurysm in a patient with Marfan syndrome, and previously treated by infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm open procedure. Retrograde endovascular hypogastric artery preservation (REHAP) through flexible endograft implantation from external iliac artery (EIA) to internal iliac ...
Forbes Thomas L - - 2010
Endovascular repair of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) has become routine at many trauma centers despite concerns regarding durability and aortic dilatation in these predominantly young patients. These concerns prompted this examination of thoracic aortic expansion after endovascular repair of a BTAI. The immediate postoperative and most recent computed ...
Mukherjee Dipankar M - - 2010
Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm is still considered the gold standard against which endovascular repair is measured. We describe two cases of open repair complicated by bleeding where endovascular treatment proved to be life-saving.
Ziver Tevhide - - 2010
Helicobacter pylori is thought to be related to atherosclerosis and aneurysm development. We aimed to detect virulance factors of H. pylori and examine the potential etiopathogenetic relationship between aortic aneurysm and H. pylori, 58 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and 38 ascending aortic aneurysm (AsAA) cases and 57 Healty control group ...
Wi Jin - - 2010
Elective surgical repair has traditionally been considered to be the treatment of choice for the exclusion of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs). Recently, endovascular repair has evolved as an alternative to surgical repair, especially in patients at high surgical risk. However, in the absence of sufficient proximal necks, iliac artery ...
Paravastu Sharath C V - - 2010
Endoleak is the classical cause of rupture of aneurysms previously treated by endovascular means. We report a rare case of a retroperitoneal liposarcoma (LIS) invading an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), previously treated by endovascular repair (EVAR), causing rupture. Furthermore, a brief discussion of the diagnostic challenges posed by retroperitoneal tumors ...
Molony D S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is now a widely adopted treatment. Several complications remain to be fully resolved and perhaps the most significant of these is graft migration. Haemodynamic drag forces are believed to be partly responsible for migration of the device. The objective of this ...
Dua Monica M MM Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, - - 2010
Extracellular matrix degradation is a sentinel pathologic feature of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. Diabetes mellitus, a negative risk factor for AAA, may impair aneurysm progression through its influence on the fibrinolytic system. We hypothesize that hyperglycemia limits AAA progression through effects on endogenous plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels and ...
Michineau S - - 2010
Determinants of extracellular matrix (ECM) destruction/reconstruction balance influencing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameter may impact length. Document aortic lengthening, its correlation to diameter, and determine how treatments that impact diameter also affect length. Three hundred and fifty-five diameter and length measurements were performed in 308 rats during AAA formation, expansion ...
Majewski W - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of study was to assess how the ultrastructure of the wall of aortic aneurysms, sac and neck influences aortic wall distensibility and proximal dilatation 2 years after open repair. METHODS: Biopsies for electron microscopy were taken from aneurysmal sac and neck of 30 patients. Patients were assessed ...
Rahimi Saum A - - 2010
Iliac artery tortuosity can be a limiting factor in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms by endovascular means. In this case, a 6F catheter guiding sheath was used to allow tracking of the superstiff wire to straighten the iliac artery on the left. This allowed for tracking of the larger sheath so ...
Menke Vivianda - - 2010
In this case report, we present an 83-year-old man with a ruptured para-anastomotic aneurysm who underwent a stent graft in spite of his condition of acute shock. Our patient presented at the emergency room (ER) with acute abdominal pain. Shortly after arrival, he collapsed because of a ruptured para-anastomotic aneurysm ...
Ricotta Joseph J JJ - - 2010
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been established as a safe and effective treatment modality for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. Endograft migration resulting in a proximal type I endoleak can be one of the most difficult challenges following EVAR. Often, this precludes endovascular treatment and necessitates conversion to open surgical repair. ...
Acosta S - - 2010
Severe lower extremity emboli with occlusion of all 3 lower limb arteries bilaterally occurred after an elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Selective thrombolysis with alteplase and repeated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) along the occlusions on both side anterior and posterior tibial arteries was performed without complications. Angiography the ...
Allaqaband Suhail - - 2010
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has developed as a less invasive alternative to open surgery for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, patients with very short infrarenal necks require complex surgical open repair, which is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. The risk of complex open repair may be prohibitive in ...
Uchida Keiji - - 2010
PURPOSE: To present a technique for endovascular treatment using a fenestrated stent-graft in a patient with ascending aortic rupture in the setting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old woman had undergone mastectomy and radiotherapy twice for breast cancer and then coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). She developed ...
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