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Vahdat Khashayar K Department of Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, - - 2014
This report describes a 42-year-old man with a history of lymphoma who is admitted with symptoms of chest pain, ST elevation changes, and elevated troponins. Immediate bedside echocardiographic evaluation led to an aborted urgent coronary angiography and a diagnosis of presumed endocarditis. Transesophageal echocardiography (TTE) subsequently revealed an aortic noncoronary ...
di Francesco Fabrizio F Department of Paediatric Surgery and Transplantation Centre, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza Sant'Onofrio 4, 00165, Rome, - - 2014
A cavernomatous transformation of the extrahepatic portion of the portal vein is a common cause of chronic portal hypertension in children. A few attempts at radiological interventions have been reported, but have rarely been successful. In this report, a surgical Meso-Rex bypass was performed to treat complicated prehepatic portal hypertension, ...
Martinez Daniel R DR Department of Urology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, - - 2014
Aneurysmal dilatation of the corpora cavernosa can occur because of recurrent priapism in the setting of sickle cell disease. We present the first case of a successful implementation of the reduction corporoplasty technique for treatment of a phallus that was "too large for intercourse." We describe the presentation of a ...
He Hao H Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Greece Department of Vascular Surgery, The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China - - 2014
Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm is a relatively uncommon entity. We reported the case of a 51-year-old man, who was incidentally diagnosed with an asymptomatic 52 × 65 mm portal vein aneurysm, which was located at the main trunk of the portal vein, just before its bifurcation. The patient was treated with partial clamping ...
Argyriou Christos C Department of Vascular Surgery, "Democritus" University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, - - 2014
Hybrid vascular interventions performed in patients with chronic limb ischemia are considered minimally invasive techniques for treating complex multilevel arterial occlusive disease. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a critical upper limb ischemia, who underwent angioplasty and secondary stenting of the distal-third of the axillary artery followed ...
Gaudino Mario M Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy - - 2014
Aortic coarctation has been reported to cause alterations in the internal thoracic arteries that make these vessels unsuitable to be used as grafts for myocardial revascularization, especially if coarctation repair was performed in adulthood. This is the first reported bilateral internal thoracic grafting for myocardial revascularization in a patient who ...
Kooshkabadi Ali A Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, - - 2014
The authors present the case of a boy who was successfully managed through the spontaneous thrombosis of a cavernous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm, the subsequent occlusion of the ICA, its recanalization, and ultimate endovascular sacrifice, using only two angiograms because of the diagnostic capability of CT angiography. Spontaneous recanalization ...
Sakaguchi Isao I Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, - - 2014
Spontaneous rupture of an ovarian artery aneurysm most commonly presents with abdominal pain in a multiparous woman in the early post-partum period. Aneurysms of the ovarian artery have been reported in the published work very infrequently. In our case, a 31-year-old multiparous woman experienced sudden left lower quadrant abdominal pain ...
Huang Dihua D Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shaoxing People's Hospital, Shaoxing Hospital of Zhejiang University, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 312000, P.R. - - 2014
Head and neck paraganglioma is a rare and predominantly asymptomatic tumor. In the present study, an extremely rare case of asymptomatic paraganglioma located between the left common carotid artery and the left thyroid is described. The clinical presentation, cytomorphology and the immunohistochemical characteristics for the diagnosis of head and neck ...
Gnanathasan Ariaranee - - 2014
This review is on the pulmonary complications of snakebites, which can have fatal consequences. We identified three common themes as reported in the literature regarding envenomation: generalized neuromuscular paralysis affecting airway and respiratory muscles, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary hemorrhages or thrombosis due to coagulopathy. Respiratory paralysis and pulmonary edema can ...
Arai Shiori S Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, - - 2014
This report describes the presentation of acute arterial thrombosis causing triparesis in a 6-year-old female Chihuahua with pyometra and its successful management in combination with warfarin therapy. This is the first case report of a dog with arterial thrombosis associated with pyometra.
Zeng Lixiong L Department of Cardiology, The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, - - 2014
Aortic dissection is a catastrophic medical emergency with complex and changeable clinical presentations. We report a case of aortic dissection complicated by coeliac and superior mesenteric artery embolism, which is hardly been reported till date.
Hou Yi-Chou YC Department of Internal Medicine, Cardinal Tien Hospital, School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Hsin-Tien District, New Taipei City, - - 2014
Spontaneous splenic rupture (SSR) is a rare condition in contrast to traumatic splenic hematoma, and vascular abnormality has rarely mentioned as an etiology in SSR with patients who had chronic kidney disease. We reported a 80-year-old female whose SSR might be related to splenic arterial calcification. © 2014 S. Karger ...
Toufektzian Levon L Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London, UK - - 2014
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'in patients with primary lung carcinoma, does the sequence of pulmonary vasculature ligation during anatomical lung resection influence the oncological outcomes?' A total of 48 papers were found using the reported search, ...
Formiga Maria Nirvana da Cruz MN Hospital A. C. Camargo, São Paulo, - - 2014
Sunitinib is an antiangiogenic drug that has been approved for treating metastatic renal cancer. Its action as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) and other angiogenesis receptors may lead to adverse effects such as hypertension and heart failure. However, reports in the literature on an ...
Sugimoto Tadashi T Department of Neurosurgery, Higashiosaka City General Hospital, Osaka; - - 2014
Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are rare cerebrovascular lesions. The authors report a rare case of pediatric pial AVF treated by direct disconnection with the aid of indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography. A 3-year-old girl presented with developmental problems. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed brain atrophy and an anomalous left temporal vascular ...
Cantinotti Massimiliano M Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department,Fondazione Toscana G. - - 2014
We report a left atrial appendage diverticulum in close proximity to the left coronary artery, thereby mimicking a fistulous connection between the two structures.
Hall Jonathan J Department of Neurosurgery, St Vincent's Hospital , Fitzroy, Victoria , - - 2014
Pan-hypopituitarism has been reported in patients who are subsequently found to have a cerebral aneurysm and there have been reports of pituitary dysfunction immediately following both surgical and endovascular treatment. The authors report a rare case of delayed pan-hypopituitarism following endovascular treatment of bilateral internal carotid artery aneurysms with coil ...
Li Qiang Q Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, P. R. - - 2014
Fusiform dilation of the internal carotid artery complicates aggressive craniopharyngioma resection and occurs mainly in children. We report a case to describe the availability of endovascular treatment for this rare entity. A 13-year-old boy presented with headache for 2 years after resection of craniopharyngioma. A fusiform dilation of the right ...
Fernández-Bussy Sebastián S the Division of Interventional Pulmonology, - - 2014
Dendriform pulmonary ossification is a rare condition often diagnosed by either surgery or postmortem examination. We report a 43-y-old man with a history of nonproductive cough for 1 y. His physical examination was unremarkable. Chest computed tomography showed multiple bilateral micronodules in both lower lobes; however, the patient's pulmonary function ...
Lee Jung Yeon JY Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein stenosis, which is one of the rare complications of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, has various symptoms. Here, we report a rare case of massive hemoptysis due to pulmonary vein stenosis following radiofrequency catheter ablation, which was successfully managed with pneumonectomy.
Tsur A A Department of Internal Medicine A, Soroka University Medical Center, Be'er Sheva, Israel; Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, - - 2014
Lactococcus garvieae (LG) endocarditis is a rare disease in humans. There are only about 16 reported cases in the world. We report a 76-year-old male patient with LG endocarditis. In depth interview with the patient revealed that 2 weeks prior to admission, he had eaten sushi containing raw fish. Unlike many ...
Cho Won Pyo WP Republic of Korea - - 2014
To analyze the prevalence of carotid artery stenosis (CAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) of the lower limb in Korea, to compare the prevalence rates of these conditions with previous reports, and to evaluate correlations between known risk factors and these conditions in this population. ...
Patil Parag V PV Department of Radiology, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Pimpri, Pune, - - 2014
Anomalous origin of vertebral arteries is not common and usually seen as an incidental finding on imaging. We report a case of anomalous origin of left vertebral artery from left carotid bulb ("trifurcation" of left common carotid artery) on magnetic resonance angiography in a 64-year old male who also had ...
Irisawa Yusuke Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University School of - - 2014
Fenestration-related massive aortic regurgitation is rare. The underlying mechanism is reported to be rupture of the fenestrated fibrous strand, and most ruptured cords have been reported in the bicuspid valve or in the right coronary cusp of the tricuspid aortic valve. We encountered a rare case of acute aortic regurgitation ...
Lee E J EJ Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Chonbuk National University School of Medicine,Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University - Chonbuk National University - - 2014
Objective: This paper reports on two patients with posterior inferior cerebellar artery infarction whose only presenting complaint was acute unilateral hearing loss. Case reports: In the two cases reported, sudden hearing loss was an initial symptom, with no other neurological signs. Infarction in the territory of the posterior inferior cerebellar ...
Adebo Dilachew D 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology,Driscoll Children's Hospital,Texas A and M University,Corpus Christi,Texas,United States of - - 2014
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the posterior, non-coronary sinus is extremely rare and has never been reported in a paediatric-age competitive athlete. We report this very rare case of the right coronary artery arising from the posterior sinus. In the anomalous right coronary from the posterior sinus, ...
Jainandunsing Jayant S - - 2014
We present a case of a 71-year-old Caucasian male with a ventriculo-atrial defect due to infective endocarditis, originating from his aortic root near a bioprosthetic aortic valve, implanted 4 years earlier. Ventriculo-atrial defects are rare and can occur after endocarditis with abscess formation, usually in native tissue. We report a ventriculo-atrial ...
Arreo Del Val V V Department of Pediatric Cardiology, La Paz Children's Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare and lethal cause of refractory pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. We describe the clinical course of a neonate with refractory pulmonary hypertension diagnosed with ACD/MPV, aortic coarctation and other not previously reported associated malformations.
Sarupria Anju A Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Eustachian valve (EV), a remnant of the right valve of sinus venosus in the right atrium can be puzzling. Often it is confused with Chiari network or atrial adhesions and is reported with unusual complications. We report a case of large EV impeding cannulation of inferior vena cava (IVC) during ...
Jiang Bo B Department of Echocardiography, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, and Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Disease, Beijing, - - 2014
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) and noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium (NCVM) result from obliteration or compact failure of the intramyocardial trabecular sinusoids to form a ventricular cavity wall. The draining site of a right coronary artery (RCA) fistula may usually be the right ventricle, right atrium, or pulmonary artery. An ...
Mazine Amine A Department of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
The congenitally bicuspid aortic valve with anomalous chordal attachment of the fused cusp to the aortic wall is a rare and unappreciated cause of aortic insufficiency. We report the case of a 43-year-old male patient who presented with severe aortic insufficiency caused by this anomaly and in whom surgical aortic ...
Kwan Justin J Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a potential complication when using the Aspirex S rotational thrombectomy catheter. Case Report : A 76-year-old woman with end-stage renal failure presented with left brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (BCAVF) dysfunction and subsequently underwent percutaneous thrombectomy using the Aspirex S catheter. During the course of the thrombectomy, device ...
Terada Takafumi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chukyo Hospital, Aichi, Japan - - 2014
Aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is a rare congenital anomaly presenting abnormal connection between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle. In most reported cases, the aortic end of the tunnel is above the right coronary sinus. Cases of ALVT related to the left aortic sinus are extremely rare. We herein ...
Bader Vivian V Department of Pediatric cardiac surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, United - - 2014
Critical obstruction of the aorta presenting in the neonate typically occurs with aortic interruption or coarctation, following ductus arteriosus closure. Circumflex retroesophageal aortic arch is a rare aortic arch anomaly in which a right aortic arch continues as a retroesophageal component and descends on the left of the spine. Obstruction ...
Gupta Saurabh Kumar SK Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India - - 2014
Sinusal origin of pulmonary arteries in a patient with common arterial trunk is rare. We report echocardiographic diagnosis of this uncommon variant of common arterial trunk in an infant wherein pulmonary artery segment arose from anterior aspect of right truncal sinus very close to the right coronary artery.
Mavroudis Constantine D CD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA - - 2014
Right-sided aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery is a rare aortic arch anomaly. Although usually asymptomatic, aneurysm formation, dissection, and rupture can occur due to the aberrant vasculature and can be life-threatening. Hybrid, endovascular techniques have been implemented in instances of elective repair of aneurysmal diverticula of Kommerell ...
Abtahi Amir M AM Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United - - 2014
Study Design Case report. Objective The objective of this study was to report a case of an unstable C1 burst fracture in the setting of a vertebral artery anomaly at the craniovertebral junction. Methods A 55-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with severe neck pain after falling approximately 15 feet and landing ...
Park Sang-Hee SH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, - - 2014
Pediatric hypertensive crisis is a potentially life threatening medical emergency, usually secondary to an underlying disease. Hypertension commonly occurs during general anesthesia, and is usually promptly and appropriately treated by anesthesiologists. However in children with severe, unexplained, or refractory hypertension, it has the potential to cause morbidity and even mortality ...
Yang Xuefei X 1 Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen 518053, China ; 2 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Shenzhen People's Hospital & Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, Shenzhen 518020, - - 2014
The immediate death rate for aortic rupture caused by pointed and sharp-edged instruments is very high; however, delayed aortic rupture following the trauma is rarely reported. A patient who had an upper abdominal stab wound was sent to our hospital, and an emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed. No traumatic aortic ...
Kuroki Takuma T Department of Neurology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited renal cystic disease, and it is associated with various extrarenal manifestations, including vascular complications, such as intracranial aneurysms, and aortic root dilatation and aneurysms. However, intracranial arterial dissection has rarely been reported. We herein report the cases of 2 ...
Ahmad Tanveer T Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sagar Hospital-DSI, Bangalore, India - - 2014
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare cardiovascular anomalies. A giant coronary artery aneurysm associated with a coronary-cameral fistula is a very rare condition, with an estimated prevalence of 0.02%. We report the case of middle-aged woman who presented with a huge extracardiac aneurysmal mass and a coronary-cameral fistula from a right coronary ...
Thomas Krystin L KL Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, IN , - - 2014
We present the first report of a case of hemifacial spasm caused by an anomalous, enlarged branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery and treated with microvascular decompression. Clinicians must appreciate unusual causes of hemifacial spasm so that patients are not denied a curative operation due to atypical radiographic findings.
Ronchetti Gabriele G Department of Neurosurgery, University and Civil Hospital of Brescia, Brescia, - - 2014
Approximately 1 % of cases of intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are caused by spinal vascular pathologies. Among them, isolated spinal artery aneurysms are uncommon and a limited number of cases have been reported in the literature. This is a report of two cases and review of the literature. Both patients presented ...
Karekezi C C Department of Neurosurgery, Mohamed Vth, University, School of Medicine, Hôpital des Spécialités, ONO CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat 10100, Morocco. Electronic address: - - 2014
Infundibular dilatations (IFDs) are conical, triangular, or funnel-shaped enlargements at the origin of cerebral arteries, and they are primarily located (7-25%) on the posterior communicating artery (PComA). Progression over time into a saccular aneurysm with a risk of rupture of a previously demonstrated IFD has rarely been reported. We report ...
Ichikawa Tamaki T Department of Radiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan, - - 2014
The renal arteries normally originate from the abdominal aorta between the first and second lumbar vertebrae. The main renal artery arising from the thoracic aorta is an uncommon anomaly. Here we report a rare case of a right renal artery originating above the celiac axis. A 38-year-old male underwent computed ...
Tang Xiujie X First Hospital of Tsinghua University, Beijing, - - 2014
Persistent fifth aortic arch (PFAA) is one of the rarest congenital anomalies. We report a seven-month-old male with PFAA with upper arch interruption and lower arch coarctation diagnosed by echocardiogram and multidetector computed tomography.
Kordzadeh Ali A Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mid Essex Hospitals Services NHS Trust, Essex - - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the pathogenesis, presentation and diagnosis of donor artery aneurysm formation following arteriovenous fistula (AVF) ligation and reach a consensus on their management. A systematic review of literature in Ovid, MedLine, Embase, Scopus and CINHAL in the English language from 1951 to 2014 ...
Lo Priore Elia E Innere Medizin, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, sede Civico, - - 2014
We report the case of a 75-years-old man who diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension, associated with interstitial lung disease characterized by a rapid and fatal outcome. Autopsy showed the presence of a signet-ring cell gastric carcinoma associated with pulmonary tumour embolism and pulmonary tumour thrombotic microangiopathy. Clinical features, diagnostics, therapy ...
Galabada Dinith P - - 2014
We report the case of a 45-year-old chronic smoker who presented with acute paraplegia occurring during coitus and subsequently developed acute renal failure (ARF) requiring dialysis. He had absent peripheral pulses in the lower limbs with evidence of acute ischemia. Doppler study showed dissecting aneurysm of thoracic aorta, thrombotic occlusion ...
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