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Oderich Gustavo S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We describe the feasibility and early results of a novel approach to preserve pelvic perfusion during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with aortoiliac aneurysms extending to the iliac bifurcation. METHODS: Three high-risk patients, aged 70+/-7 years, with large aortoiliac aneurysms (mean 6.7+/-0.5 cm) and inadequate distal common ...
Chandra Ankur - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) represent a rare vascular pathology with an estimated incidence of <1%. Although an endovascular approach is being increasingly used to treat RAAs, we hypothesized that open surgical repair of RAA, specifically via aneurysmectomy with arterial reconstruction (AAR), is a safe, effective treatment, particularly for those ...
Ryu Yang Gi - - 2010
Emergency surgical repair for acute traumatic aortic ruptures has been associated with a high peri-procedural mortality rate. Endovascular stent-grafting, as a less invasive procedure, has shown encouraging results. This report describes a patient with a short landing zone, who was treated by transposing the supra-aortic branch without sternotomy, followed by ...
Karthikesalingam Alan - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the midterm feasibility, efficacy and safety of internal iliac artery branch grafts for endovascular repair of aortoiliac, common iliac, and internal iliac artery aneurysms. METHODS: Between December 2006 and September 2008, 8 patients underwent elective endovascular repair of aortoiliac, common iliac, and internal iliac artery aneurysms. Computed ...
Bowman Jonathan N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the results of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) to determine what anatomic factors influenced the clinical outcomes.METHODS: Preoperative computed tomography (CT) angiograms of 65 patients who underwent TEVAR were analyzed using 3-dimensional imaging. The proximal and distal neck, thoracic aneurysm, and iliac arteries were measured for angulation, ...
Thurley Peter D - - 2010
Graft thrombosis rates after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms vary widely in published series. When thrombosis does occur, it usually involves a single limb and occurs within 3 months of stent-graft insertion. If the entire endoprosthesis is thrombosed, treatment may be challenging because femoro-femoral crossover graft insertion ...
Nevala Terhi - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of preoperative embolization of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) before endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2000 to October 2006, 79 patients (mean age, 72.3 years; 69 men) scheduled for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) were found to have a ...
Karthikesalingam A - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Aortoiliac aneurysms comprise up to 43% of the specialist endovascular caseload. In such cases endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) requires distal extension of the aortoiliac endograft beyond the ostium of the internal iliac artery (IIA) and into the external iliac artery, conventionally necessitating the embolisation of one or both IIA. ...
Donas Konstantinos P - - 2009
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Viabahn Open Revascularization Technique (VORTEC) in the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) and pararenal aortic aneurysms (PAAAs) by hybrid procedures. Between December 2004 and March 2009, 58 patients (45 male, mean age, 74 years) were diagnosed with TAAA (n = 30) and PAAA ...
Mariscalco Giovanni - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular accidents are devastating and worrisome complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The aim of this study was to determine cerebrovascular accident predictors after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. METHODS: Between January 2001 and June 2008, 76 patients treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair were prospectively enrolled. The study cohort ...
Paraskevas K I - - 2009
A number of micro-organisms have been implicated in the development/progression of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), thus suggesting an infective theory of AAA pathogenesis. Periodontitis may be involved in the development of AAAs by means of introduction of subgingival plaque periodontal bacteria into the bloodstream and degeneration of the aortic wall. ...
Trellopoulos George - - 2009
One of the most crucial steps in endovascular infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is the short limb catheterization of the modular device and the confirmation of the intrastent position of the guidewire. Failed connection of the contralateral iliac limb to the main body because of malposition of the catheterizing guidewire ...
Grenon S Marlene - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate and describe our centre's experience with the Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP) for the occlusion of common and internal iliac arteries (CIA; IIA) during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 20 consecutive patients between October 2006 and December 2007, who ...
Lerussi G - - 2010
A 61-year-old man presented with a 66-mm juxtarenal aortic aneurysm. He was unfit for open repair. The anatomical proximity of his right renal artery (RRA) and his superior mesenteric artery (SMA) precluded fabrication of an endograft allowing perfusion of both vessels. He underwent a hepato-renal bypass to his RRA and ...
Jung E M - - 2010
To show the feasibility of the detection of endoleaks following endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms using contrast harmonic imaging (CHI) in comparison to computed tomography angiography (CTA). 51 patients with suspected endoleaks, who underwent previous endovascular treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm, were examined using CTA and vascular ultrasound. Biphasic CTA ...
Kabbani Loay S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We sought to analyze our experience with hybrid treatment of aortic aneurysms involving the renal and visceral arteries. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 36 consecutive patients who underwent renal/visceral bypasses followed by aortic endografting. Patient demographics, medical history, operations, complications, graft patency, and patient survival were recorded. ...
Kan Chung-Dann - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Conventional surgery (CS) for treatment of mycotic aortic aneurysm has rather high surgical morbidity and mortality rates. The use of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) might simplify the procedure and provide a good alternative for this critical condition, but this remains to be proved. We analyzed all mycotic abdominal aortic ...
Bent Clare L - - 2010
Accurate endoleak classification is essential following fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (f-EVAR). Both endoleak type and exact source of endoleak have implications upon the urgency and complexity of future management strategies. Herein we report on a patient with a documented endoleak post-f-EVAR, in which the source of blood flow into the ...
Paravastu Sharath C V - - 2010
Iliac bifurcated devices (IBDs) are used in the endovascular treatment of aorto-iliac and common iliac artery aneurysms to preserve the flow to at least one internal iliac artery thereby decreasing the risk of pelvic ischemic complications. We report the use of IBDs in preserving both the internal iliac arteries.
Lioupis Christos - - 2010
We report a case of paraplegia occurring after an elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) that was reversed by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage. This case report highlights the reality that the endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with large volumes of mural thrombus and complex iliac anatomy can be complicated ...
Ferreira Joana - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To review the experience of our institution in repairing isolated iliac artery aneurysm (isolated IAA) in the last six years. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent isolated IAA repair were reviewed, to obtain information on patients' demographics, vascular risk factors, type of treatment and outcome. RESULTS: A ...
Adusumilli Sanjay - - 2011
Angio-Seal is a vascular closure device designed for repairing arterial puncture sites used for various endovascular procedures. It has a better safety and efficacy profile compared to manual compression in the previous studies. However, there are significant complications that may arise from the use of Angio-Seal like infections, aneurysm formation, ...
Mertens Renato A - - 2010
Anatomy has been the major challenge to overcome to increase safe and durable applicability of endografting for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Bilateral iliac aneurysm preventing an appropriate distal landing zone for the endograft is a common condition and can be managed by (a) increasing the diameter of the ...
Esposito Giovanni - - 2009
For a long time, open surgical repair has been considered the preferred management option for the exclusion of isolated iliac artery aneurysms.The development of transluminally placed endovascular stent grafts, which have been studied extensively for aneurysm exclusion in the abdominal and thoracic aorta, provided a less invasive approach for exclusion ...
Padberg Frank T FT - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Based on randomized, population-based screening protocols, a single ultrasound examination reduces mortality from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by facilitating elective surgical intervention before rupture. Ultrasound screening is accurate, noninvasive, inexpensive, and cost effective. By using a comprehensive electronic medical record, we inquired whether an age-prompted clinical reminder would ...
Golledge Jonathan - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is being diagnosed more frequently in older patients due to the increased use of abdominal imaging and the rising average age of western populations. Currently the management of this condition has two important deficiencies: inadequate methods to identify AAAs at risk of progression ...
Hartman V - - 2009
A 73-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department presenting with cramping pain in the left iliac fossa that had persisted for ten days, with diarrhoea and dysuria. A recent onset of high fever had urged him to the hospital. A routine blood sample showed a leukocytosis of 11.9 x ...
Libeer F - - 2009
Isolated iliac aneurysms are uncommon and account for only 2% of all abdominal aneurysms. Typically, patients presenting with this pathology are operated on surgically. In our patient, however, surgery could have been an option but the patient had undergone a laparotomy more than 50 years earlier because of a gun-shot ...
Lee W Anthony - - 2009
Iliac aneurysms can occur concomitantly in 15 to 20% of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The common iliac arteries serve as the distal landing zones for the iliac limbs of abdominal aortic stent grafts, and for most currently available devices, the maximum treatable iliac size is 20 mm. When the iliac artery ...
Huilgol Ravi L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The iliac bifurcation device (William A Cook Australia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia) is a new endovascular device for iliac aneurysm repair. We review the indications for use, device characteristics, deployment options and the results of our case series. METHODS: The most common indication for deployment is endovascular aortic aneurysm repair ...
Dang Wilfred - - 2010
To examine the relationship between the orientation of the iliac arteries in infrarenal aortic aneurysms and its effect on the cannulation of the contralateral limb of a bifurcated stent graft system (SGS) used for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data in 100 consecutive ...
Carrafiello Gianpaolo - - 2010
Elective endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pathology has been applied in a variety of conditions. The complications of thoracic aortic stenting are also well recognized. Endoleak after endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms is the most frequent complication; among them, type III is the least frequent. Endovascular treatment of type ...
Bellosta Raffaello - - 2010
Endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) offers hope of improved outcomes in patients presenting with acute rupture. However, a high proportion of such patients have unfavorable proximal neck anatomy and are not suitable for treatment with conventional endografts. In this case report, the authors describe a successful endovascular ...
McCready Robert A - - 2009
Endografts are a common method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) because of the short-term benefits of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). However, the short-term benefits of endovascular repair must be balanced against long-term complications, such as the need for conversion to open repair, device migration, persistent or de novo endoleaks, ...
Eggebrecht H - - 2009
Intramural hematoma (IMH) of the aorta and penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU) are important variant forms of classic double-barrel aortic dissection in patients presenting with acute aortic syndrome. Recent insights provided by modern high-resolution imaging are currently challenging previous pathophysiologic concepts underlying IMH and PAU, suggesting a close relationship of both ...
Pol Jillis A - - 2009
PURPOSE: To quantify dynamic changes in aortoiliac dimensions using dynamic electrocardiographically (ECG)-gated computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and to investigate any potential impact on preoperative endograft sizing in relation to observer variability. METHODS: Dynamic ECG-gated CTA was performed in 18 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Postprocessing resulted in 11 datasets per ...
Pratesi Giovanni - - 2009
PURPOSE: To describe an alternative reconstruction for bilateral common (CIA) and internal (IIA) iliac artery aneurysms associated with external iliac artery (EIA) occlusion in a patient unfit for open surgery. CASE REPORT: A high-risk 81-year-old man presented with contained rupture of a left CIA aneurysm in the presence of bilateral ...
Yamamoto Masaki - - 2009
Coronary artery disease (CAD) coexists in 40% of cases with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Previous reports have demonstrated the progression of myocardial ischemia after AAA repair and an increased rate of AAA rupture after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We herein describe the case of a 63-year-old man who underwent ...
Grenon S Marlene - - 2009
BACKGROUND: To decrease the morbidity associated with cut-downs during endovascular aneurysm repair, some authors have suggested the totally percutaneous endovascular repair (PEVAR). The goal of this report is to evaluate and describe our centre's experience with the total percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR) for aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: We ...
Rigberg David - - 2009
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAA) can present significant challenges to surgeons, especially in the juxtarenal location where they may not be amenable to endovascular repair. The dense, inflammatory component of these lesions can encase adjacent structures including the duodenum, ureters, and inferior vena cava putting them at risk for injury ...
Perdikides Theodossios - - 2009
PURPOSE: To present performance data on the use of the Aorfix stent-graft in patients with hostile infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) anatomy. METHODS: A study protocol was designed to examine the safety and efficacy of the Aorfix endovascular stent-graft in AAA patients who had a proximal neck diameter between 18 ...
Kim Won Ho - - 2009
PURPOSE: To compare long-term outcomes of endovascular and surgical treatment of arterial aneurysms in patients with vasculo-Beh??et disease (VBD). METHODS: The medical records of 912 patients with Beh??et disease who were seen between May 1995 and January 2007 were reviewed. Among them, 34 (3.7%) patients with 39 non-cerebral aneurysmal lesions ...
VAN KUIJK J P - - 2009
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have a prevalence between 1.3-8.9% in men and 1.0-2.2% in women aged above 55 years. Furthermore, AAA cause 1-3% of all deaths among men aged 65-85 years in developed countries. As the disorder is invariably associated with severe atherosclerotic damage of the arterial wall, it has ...
Zipfel Burkhart - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and midterm results of a new stent-graft for infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in a non-selected population. METHODS: Nineteen consecutive patients (19 men; mean age 70 years, range 58-87) who presented within an 8-month period with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) suitable for EVAR were treated ...
Greenberg Roy K - - 2009
This article reports the intermediate-term (24-month) outcomes of a prospective multicenter trial designed to evaluate the Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) for treating juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms with short proximal necks. The study goals were to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of the device and ...
McKenna Adrian J - - 2009
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is an established therapy to prevent rupture in large infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). As experience with this therapy has grown, treatment of more challenging anatomy has led to the identification of several new procedurally related complications. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with ...
R??del S G J - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: This study reports the technical and mid-term clinical results of the second-generation Anaconda AAA Stent Graft System endovascular device for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The design of the Anaconda AAA Stent Graft System is characterised by a three-piece system consisting of two proximal independent saddle-shaped nitinol self-expandable ...
Plaza-Mart??nez Angel - - 2009
We report a case of an isolated ruptured iliac artery aneurysm that had previously been treated, 25 months before, with iliac endovascular exclusion. Urgent computed tomographic (CT) scan showed the retroperitoneal hematoma and a type IA endoleak. On an emergency basis, at the operating room, an aortouni-iliac graft and femorofemoral ...
Wu Timothy - - 2010
The combination of Trans-Atlantic Intersociety Consensus (TASC) D aortoiliac occlusive disease as well as a symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is not a common occurrence. Extensive calcified atherosclerotic disease, occlusions, and small iliofemoral segmental arteries make transfemoral access difficult, if not impossible, for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in these patients. ...
Rao Atul S - - 2009
Adequate seal at the proximal and distal extent of stent grafts in the aorta is paramount to the success of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Thoracoabdominal aneurysms pose a formidable challenge given their extension into the arch branches proximally and the visceral segment distally. Extension of the landing zone of ...
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