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Maehara Akiko A Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
To report serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings of bifurcation lesions treated with the dedicated Tryton Side Branch Stent to assess mechanisms of restenosis. The Tryton FIM study was a multicentre, prospective, single-arm, "first-in-man" study to treat de novo bifurcation lesions. Minimum lumen area (MLA) sites and overall volumes were analysed ...
Baharoglu Merih I MI From the Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, - - 2014
The middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation is a preferred site for aneurysm formation. Wider bifurcation angles have been correlated with increased risk of aneurysm formation. We hypothesized a link between the presence of MCA aneurysms and the angle morphology of the bifurcation. Three-dimensional rotational angiography volumes of 146 MCA bifurcations ...
Cloyd Jordan M JM Department of Surgery, Stanford University, H368, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA, - - 2014
Large left-sided pancreatic tumors are frequently associated with portal vein (PV) and/or superior mesenteric vein (SMV) occlusion. Traditionally, vein reconstruction is deferred until after removal of the tumor. However, division of venous collaterals, as is done in a typical left-to-right fashion, leads to progressive portal hypertension and increased risk of ...
Hadjiiski Lubomir L Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, - - 2014
Coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) is a commonly used imaging modality for the evaluation of coronary artery disease. cCTA is generally reconstructed in multiple cardiac phases because different coronary arteries may be better visualized in some phases than in others due to the periodic cardiac motion. We are developing an ...
Yanik Bahar B Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Balikesir University, Cagis Yerleskesi, Bigadic yolu üzeri 17.km Altieylul, Balıkesir, - - 2014
To date the anatomy of the popliteal artery variations using multidetector-row computed tomography angiography (MD CTA) was not assessed. The objective of this study is to establish 3D CT anatomy of the popliteal artery variations. A total of 126 lower limbs that underwent CTA using 64-detector MDCT were retrospectively reviewed. ...
Choo Hye Jung HJ Department of Radiology, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the ultrasonographic findings for various types of vascular closure devices (VCDs) immediately after the angiographic procedure and at 6-month follow-up. We included 16 VCDs including FemoSeal (n=7), Angio-Seal (n=4), ExoSeal (n=2), Perclose (n=2), and StarClose (n=1) in this study. Four patients were implanted with 2 ...
Rao Ahsan M AM Department of Vascular Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK - - 2014
Ureteric fistula into the arterial tree is a well-recognised, but uncommon condition. The involvement of internal iliac artery is rare. We present a rare case of fistulous communication and subsequent infection of an internal iliac artery aneurysm and ureter secondary to insertion of ureteric stent following endovascular exclusion of the ...
Eun Heung Kee HK Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, - - 2014
We found a rare case of uncommon branching pattern with a prominent articular ramus of the inferior gluteal artery in a 39-year-old Korean male cadaver, whose cause of death was rectal carcinoma. The inferior gluteal artery branches off downwards at a time, the muscular rami ran in parallel with one ...
Penera Keith K Podiatrist, HealthCare Partners Affiliate Medical Group, Huntington Beach, CA; Assistant Professor, Department of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery, and Biomechanics, Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Trans-syndesmotic screws are commonly used to repair syndesmosis ruptures and stabilize the ankle joint. Just as with any surgery, the neurovascular structures can be compromised, causing complications. We evaluated the position of the perforating branch of the peroneal artery to define the risk of arterial compromise during placement of 2 ...
Taniguchi Norimasa N Department of Cardiology, Sakurakai Takahashi Hospital, 5-18-1 Oikecho, Sumaku, Kobe, Hyogo 654-0026, - - 2014
A 72-year-old man underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention for a subtotal occlusion in the mid-portion of the left anterior descending artery involving a large diagonal branch. After successful stenting with a 3.0/24mm bare metal stent, during which, the diagonal branch was protected with a coronary guidewire, conventional retrieval of the ...
Zhang Xian X Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A; Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, - - 2014
Background: To define the anatomical characteristics of the posterior septal artery (PSA) related to the design of the vascularized pedicled nasoseptal flap (PNSF). Methods: The course and branching pattern of the PSA and its relationship with landmarks and other regional arteries were studied in 26 vascular latex-injected head sides. Results: ...
Yoshida Kazuo K Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, Nagano, - - 2014
In radical pulmonary resection for advanced lung cancer, reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) can preserve the lung parenchyma. Reconstruction techniques have gained acceptance because they enable the surgeon to avoid pneumonectomy. Various techniques have been documented, such as direct suturing, end-to-end anastomosis, and a patch or conduit reconstruction. We ...
Wakasa Satoru S Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, - - 2014
Massive blood loss during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair may impair postoperative outcomes but can be reduced by a secure suture line. Our internal cuff reimplantation is a novel technique for the reconstruction of branch arteries with a cuff of the native aortic wall, which is anastomosed inside the prosthesis through a ...
Subban Vijayakumar V Cardiology Program, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4032. - - 2014
Dual left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with separate origin of the short LAD from the left main (LM) coronary artery is very rare and not reported in the literature. A 49-year-old male was admitted with history of mid-sternal chest pain at rest. He underwent coronary angiography, which showed normal ...
Wang Wenyan W Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, China; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui 233004 , - - 2014
During the past decade, graft materials have been widespread used in the vagina in order to correct pelvic organ prolapse. The aim of this study was to describe and compare the exact anatomical position of the puncture devices and their relations to the relevant anatomical structures in the Prolift(TM) and ...
Sarkar Munmun M Postgraduate Student, Department of Anatomy, RG Kar Medical College , Kolkata, India - - 2014
During routine dissection, variation in branching pattern of coeliac trunk has been observed in adult 54-year-old male cadaver. Instead of normal three branches an additional branch i.e., Left inferior phrenic artery originated from it as fourth branch. Then it divided into two branches, one directly supplied the diaphragm and other ...
Kim Bum Joon BJ From the Departments of Neurology (B.J.K., D.-W.K., S.U.K., J.S.K.) and Neuroradiology (D.H.L.), University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
The size variation of single subcortical infarcts (SSIs) may be because of differences in stroke mechanisms or branching patterns of perforators. We aim to investigate this issue using high-resolution MRI. Patients with high-resolution MRI-identified SSI without significant (≥50%) middle cerebral artery stenosis were enrolled. Perforator stems were defined as perforators ...
Turyna R R Department of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; Institute for Care of Mother and Child, Department of Gynaecology, Prague, Czech - - 2014
The aim of the study was to gain a thorough knowledge of the topography and distribution of until now officially unnamed minute direct branches from abdominal aorta, stemming from its ventral and lateral aspects, supplying surrounding tissue, and to comprise it to the existing studies. The study was performed in ...
Giesen Thomas T Plastic and Hand Surgery Department, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although the literature is encouraging with regard to the survival rate of arterialized free venous flaps, previously reported difficulty in healing owing to early venous congestion and subsequent epidermolysis continues to prevent their widespread application. We report 14 arterialized free venous flaps for primary reconstruction of the hand, with inflow ...
Pearl Monica S MS Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, - - 2014
Two angiographic observations of significant rectal vascularization by branches originating from the median sacral artery (MSA) are reported. In the first case, the MSA provided a complete superior rectal trunk, with left and right branches, while in the second, the MSA only contributed superior rectal branches to the right side ...
Miyazaki Tadashi T Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Interventional Cardiology Unit, EMO-GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, - - 2014
We present a case of a left anterior descending artery/diagonal branch bifurcation successfully treated with a dedicated 2-stent technique utilizing bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, where the bifurcation angle did not strictly allow a T-stenting approach. We also propose a strategy to avoid or reduce scaffold overlap in the main branch, especially ...
Mut Fernando F Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics, College of Sciences, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F3 Fairfax, Virginia 22030, - - 2014
Morphometric information of the brain vascularization is valuable for a variety of clinical and scientific applications. In particular, this information is important when creating arterial tree models for imposing boundary conditions in numerical simulations of the brain hemodynamics. The purpose of this work is to provide quantitative descriptions of arterial ...
Joshi Vinayak S VS Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of - - 2014
The separation of the retinal vessel network into distinct arterial and venous vessel trees is of high interest. We propose an automated method for identification and separation of retinal vessel trees in a retinal color image by converting a vessel segmentation image into a vessel segment map and identifying the ...
Naveen Kumar K Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal campus), Manipal University, Karnataka, - - 2014
Axillary artery is known to show different variations mostly in its branching pattern. Similarly, the origin of profunda brachii is often encountered with abnormality. Therefore, when the vascular variations in the upper limb persist, mostly it is confined to its branching pattern followed by its variant origin. But, among all ...
Sasikumar Navaneetha N Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, - - 2014
We present the case of an infant with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection and a branching vertical vein with multiple points of narrowing, draining the confluence into the innominate vein. The embryology and clinical relevance of this interesting anatomy is discussed.
Krishnakumar K S KS Department of Plastic Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, - - 2014
A case of trauma causing total loss of superficial and deep palmar arches of hand with ischemia of all the digits was managed using dorsal venous arch of the foot to reconstruct the palmar arch. The ends of the venous arch were anastomosed to radial and ulnar arteries and the ...
Thomas Shannon D SD Department of Vascular Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Inferior vena cava (IVC) interruption was established as a procedure to treat refractory venous thromboembolism (VTE) complicated by pulmonary embolism. Ilio-caval thrombosis and lower limb chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) are well known long-term complications of IVC interruption, where subsequent treatments may carry significant morbidity and mortality. We present here a ...
Prasad Vikram V Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2013
A 22-year-old woman was involved in a motor vehicle collision resulting in multiple facial fractures and extensive internal carotid artery (ICA) injury including a right carotid-cavernous fistula, complex dissection flap and dissecting aneurysms. Endovascular coil embolization was initially performed to treat the cavernous carotid fistula and then again on two ...
Dinardo Carla Luana CL Heart Institute, School of Medicine of São Paulo - - 2013
Objective: Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are thought to assume a quiescent and homogeneous mechanical behavior after arterial tree development phase. However, VSMC are known to be molecularly heterogeneous in other aspects and their mechanics may play a role in pathological situations. Our aim was to evaluate VSMC from different ...
Spasojevic Milan - - 2013
Data on lymph node distribution in the right colon D3 area are scarce, especially for nodes posterior to the superior mesenteric vessels. The aim of this study was to determine whether nodes exist posterior to the superior mesenteric vessels and if arterial crossing patterns affect node distribution. This is an ...
Tsutsumi Masahiro - - 2013
The dorsal pancreatic artery (DP), characterized by a course that crosses behind the proximal part of the splenic vein. It is regarded as clinically important, providing essential distribution to the pancreas. However, the origin of the DP is extremely variable and therefore cannot provide a sufficient basis for identifying it. ...
Yan Zhong-Ya - - 2013
Traditional total arch replacement technology and artificial blood vessels are designed for patients with Stanford A aortic dissection who have 3 branches (brachiocephalic trunk, left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery) arising from the arch of the aorta. However, if there is anatomical variation of the aortic arch branches, ...
Gijsen Frank J H - - 2013
Heterogeneity in plaque composition in human coronary artery bifurcations is associated with blood flow induced shear stress. Shear stress is generally determined by combing 3D lumen data and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). We investigated two new procedures to generate 3D lumen reconstructions of coronary artery bifurcations for shear stress computations. ...
Afolabi-Brown Olayinka - - 2013
Anomalous right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly that has an incidence of 0.002%. We report a case of a previously healthy female who presented to our hospital with pneumonia and was incidentally discovered to have ARCAPA. This was initially diagnosed on echocardiography ...
Tuder Rubin M RM Program in Translational Lung Research, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12700 East 19th Avenue, Research Complex 2, Room 9001, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
The pathology of pulmonary hypertension includes numerous abnormalities of the intima, media, and adventitia of the pulmonary vascular tree. A recently completed systematic analysis revealed high variability of morphologic measurements within a given pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) lung and among all PAH lungs, as well as distinct pathologic subphenotypes, and ...
Markus Hugh S HS Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
A fifth of all strokes and transient ischaemic attacks occur in the posterior circulation arterial territory. Diagnosis can be challenging, in part because of substantial overlap in symptoms and signs with ischaemia in the anterior circulation. Improved methods of non-invasive imaging of the vertebrobasilar arterial tree have been used in ...
Geyer S H - - 2013
The arteries of the skin have been postulated to form a profound plexus at the dermal/hypodermal junction and a superficial plexus in the papillary dermis. Our article aims to rebut this concept and to provide an alternative description of the arrangement of the dermal arteries. Employing a novel technique, we ...
Shimotakahara Rie - - 2013
The sinuatrial nodal branch (SANB) of the coronary artery is anatomically important as it irrigates the sinuatrial node. Past studies on the origin and route of the SANB in the human heart have produced discrepant findings. Therefore, in this study, we macroscopically investigated the origin, route, and distribution of the ...
Secco Gioel Gabrio - - 2013
Provisional stenting of the side-branch is the universally accepted gold standard while there is still controversy on the role of kissing balloon dilatation. During treatment of bifurcation, most experienced operators prefer to correct the carina shift leading to ostial stenosis after the deployment of the main vessel stent by apposing ...
Chaijaroonkhanarak Wunnee - - 2013
We investigated the variations of the origin of the dorsal scapular artery (DSA) and its relation to the brachial plexus in 252 sides of the posterior cervical triangles of Thais. The origin of this artery on each part of the subclavian artery or other arterial branches was examined with special ...
Ozdemir V - - 2013
The knowledge of branching and variations of the coeliac artery is clinicallyimportant, especially in the surgical operations and non-surgical treatments.Moreover, the chinchillas abdominal region have been used as a model in somesurgical experimental researches. In this frame, we have aimed to explain thebranching of this artery in the chinchillas detailedly. ...
Shogo Nishi - - 2013
Objective: We sought to determine the patency of normal arterial branches from the covered segments of an artery after stenting.Background: Most intracranial aneurysms occur at arterial branching points (bifurcations, side-branches, or perforators). The post-stenting patency of normal arterial branches from the covered segments of the artery is important. We have ...
Mallik Ajit S - - 2013
We report a preclinical comparative study of a 96-strand braided flow diverter. The 96-strand braided device was compared with the currently commercially available flow diverter with 48 strands. The devices were implanted across the neck of 12 elastase-induced aneurysms in New Zealand White rabbits and followed for 1 and 3 months ...
Hattori Yasunori - - 2013
Anatomic variations in branching pattern of axillary artery (AxA) are common and typically involve subscapular artery (SsA) and posterior circumflex humeral artery (PCHA). Several skin and muscle flaps are based on the branches of AxA. Furthermore, these branches are frequently used as recipient vessels in functioning free muscle transfers for ...
Maga Paweł - - 2013
The aim of this study was to describe the branches and arterial supply of the recurrent artery of Heubner (RAH) in order to provide detailed information to neurosurgeons operating in this area of the brain. A total of 70 human brains (39 male and 31 female) obtained from cadavers (aged ...
Une Dai - - 2013
A posterior mitral annular abscess is a rare but severe complication of endocarditis which requires careful surgical intervention. The debridement and reconstruction can cause fatal complications such as left atrioventricular groove rupture, coronary artery entrapment, and acute myocardial infarction. We report on a 60-year-old woman who developed acute infective endocarditis ...
Park Seyoun - - 2013
Purpose: This paper introduces a novel approach to classify pulmonary arteries and veins from volumetric chest computed tomography (CT) images. Although there is known to be a relationship between the alteration of vessel distributions and the progress of various pulmonary diseases, there has been relatively little research on the quantification ...
Rennie Monique Y - - 2013
The fetoplacental arterial tree is critical for efficient distribution of arterial blood to capillaries throughout the placental exchange region yet little is known about the factors and mechanisms that control its development. Advances in micro-computed tomography (CT) imaging and analysis, and available mutant mouse strains, are facilitating rapid progress. Indeed ...
Koutsiaris Aristotle G - - 2013
The average resistive index (RI) as a function of the average vessel diameter (D) was studied in the human carotid arterial tree. Data were used from previously published research measurements taken from 505 different vessels of 371 healthy humans. When the RI from the carotid arteries was included in the ...
Pritz Michael B - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Saccular cerebral aneurysms located at nonbranching sites are uncommon. Their distribution, morphological features, and presence of a branch vessel or a tiny perforator(s) separate from the aneurysm neck were investigated. METHODS: From a series of 303 microsurgically clipped saccular cerebral aneurysms, 40 aneurysms were identified at sites not related ...
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