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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Raju Vijayakumar V Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, - - 2014
Congenital mitral valve regurgitation (CMR) is very uncommon in adults and is usually associated with other congenital malformations. Repair of the mitral valve remains the standard of care. Very limited reports are available on minimally invasive surgical approaches in treating CMR. This report represents the first case series of the ...
Hernandez Joel J University Hospital La Paz, Paseo de la Castellana, 261, Madrid Spain 28046. - - 2014
We report the treatment of three severely underexpanded freshly deployed stent layers in the proximal left anterior descending artery, despite 24 atm inflation pressure, due to heavily calcified plaque. Rotational atherectomy, using a high rpm and a stepped burr strategy, successfully ablated the stent layers and the protruding calcified plaque. ...
Nikparvar Marzieh M Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, - - 2014
Percutaneous pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty (PBV) remains the treatment of choice for pulmonary stenosis (PS). This procedure is effective, safe and gives excellent results. Pulmonary artery (PA) dissection is a rare complication of PBV. This report is a case of an asymptomatic 17-year-old male with a history of PBV due to ...
Sahoo Ranjan Kumar RK Deaprtment of Radiodiagnosis, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, - - 2014
Portal vein branching anomaly occurs due to aberration of normal anastomotic patterns and involution of vitelline veins during development of portal vein. Anatomical knowledge of portal vein and its branching pattern is important for hepatobiliary surgeon and gastrointestinal intervention radiologist. We are reporting a case of absence of portal vein ...
Matsuda Brent B University of Hawai'i, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, - - 2014
Mycotic aortic aneurysm associated with suppurative pericardial effusion is a rare and serious clinical phenomenon that is linked with significant morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a 78-year-old man who presented with purulent pericardial effusion with tamponade physiology in association with a progressively enlarging, transverse aortic arch, mycotic ...
Jang Suyoung S Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vascular inflammatory disease. BD can affect blood vessels of nearly all sizes and types. Arterial involvement is a rare but serious condition in the course of BD. Here, we report a case of stenosis at the iliac artery bifurcation which was treated with percutaneous ...
Munjewar Chandrashekhar Bhimrao CB Department of Cardiology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2014
We report a case of left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture into main pulmonary artery who underwent successful surgical correction. The preoperative diagnosis was facilitated by echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and computed tomography. The benefits of surgery are sustained at 8 months on clinical and angiographic follow-up.
Yarrabolu Tharakanatha R TR Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics Cardiology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Echocardiography is an important first-line investigation for detection of anomalous origin of a coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). We report two cases of ALCAPA that illustrate the importance of systematic performance of the echocardiogram, mindful of technical artifacts that may mislead the echocardiographer color Doppler imaging in diagnosis ...
Sundaram Ponnusamy Shunmuga PS Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, - - 2014
A 22-year-old lady was referred to our institute for the management of pulmonary atresia with hypoplastic pulmonary arteries. Computed tomographic Angiography (CTA) showed right aortic arch with left brachicephalic artery as the first branch, which trifurcated into internal carotid, external carotid and subclavian artery high up in the neck at ...
Okano Nanami N Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, 1397-1 Yamane, Hidaka, Saitama, 350-1298, Japan, - - 2014
Anastomosis of the carotid-anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is a rare anomalous vessel that arises from the internal carotid artery (ICA) at the level of the ophthalmic artery and takes an infraoptic and prechiasmatic path to anastomose with the ACA. It has known right-sided predominance. We report the case of an ...
Alokaili Riyadh Nasser RN Department of Medical Imaging, King AbdulAziz Medical City National Guards Health; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - - - 2014
We describe the case of a 44-year old man with a ruptured wide-necked non-origin aneurysm of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery successfully treated with placement of a low porosity stent. To our knowledge, there are no cases in the literature of a non-origin posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm treated with ...
Pandey Deeksha - - 2014
We report first time in English literature, case of an unusual branch of right external iliac artery in a 75 year old patient during laparoscopic staging for endometrial adenocarcinoma. Awareness of this variation in branching might be useful during pelvic lymphadenectomy.
Rammeloo L A J LA Department of Pediatric Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, P.O. 7057, 1007MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
The degree of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, pulmonary stenosis (PS) and the development of major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is related to clinical outcome. Vegf120/120 mutant mouse embryos develop TOF with various degrees of PS, comparable to humans. We aimed to study ...
Reinders Sjoerd S Department of Cardiology, VU Medical Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary artery fistulae are rare congenital or acquired connections between the coronary vessels and the cardiac chambers or other vascular structures. We report a case of a woman with mitral valve endocarditis and multiple pulmonary septic emboli. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a tortuous coronary fistula as the pathway for the septic ...
Jadhwani Jaipal J Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, - - 2014
We report a case of giant aneurysm of left main coronary artery in a patient with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Mohanty Subhendu S Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, GB Pant Hospital and Associated Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi 110002, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Balloon pulmonary valvotomy is the preferred mode of treatment in patients with isolated pulmonary valvar stenosis and has shown good long term results. It is generally considered a safe procedure with few complications. There have been however, case reports of potentially fatal acute severe pulmonary edema occurring after the procedure ...
Kurir Tina Ticinović - - 2014
Renal artery embolism is a disease that is easily missed due to its infrequent and nonspecific presentations. Although early diagnosis and optimal thrombolytic treatment can sometimes restore renal function, therapeutic guidelines have not yet been established. However, early anticoagulant therapy is beneficial and selective infusion of lytic agents into renal ...
Lee Eun Joo EJ Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, - - 2014
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a non-artherosclerotic cause of claudication and acute ischemia of the legs in young athletic individuals. It is classified in terms of the abnormal anatomical relationship between the popliteal artery and surrounding structures. All types of PAES have the same pathophysiology. Repetitive arterial compression by ...
Khang N C NC Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Vascular & General Surgery, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50586, Malaysia. - - 2014
deep venous thrombosis (dVT) in lower limbs caused by abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is rare. A combination of anatomical obstruction with surrounding inflammatory tissue and reduced blood flow in venous limb were probably the main reasons for the occurrence of the dVT. we report a case of infra-renal AAA presented ...
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