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Nabati Maryam M Fellowship of Echocardiography, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, - - 2014
Discontinuities between the leaflets of the aortic and left atrioventricular valves are uncommon congenital malformations. The anomaly may be discovered during surgery without preoperative diagnosis. It represents a spectrum of anomalies that result from interruption of the normal development of the endocardial cushions during the fetal life. We describe a ...
Reddy Yogesh N V - - 2014
Cervical spondylosis as a cause of diaphragmatic weakness is an uncommon entity and has been reported primarily in the setting of cervical spinal cord compression. Cervical spondylosis most often causes respiratory failure from cervical myelopathy and damage to the ventral horn cells at spinal cord segments C3 to C5 from ...
Quintana Eduard E Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Servei de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
We report the follow-up of a 29-year old female patient with Marfan disease described in another Journal when she suffered a Kommerell diverticulum (KD) dissection and underwent hybrid repair. She presented to us 2 years later with type I proximal endoleak, enlarging KD and descending thoracic aorta dissection, suffered from ...
Joseph George G 1 Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, - - 2014
Purpose : To report the initial use of antegrade transseptal ascending aortic access to perform transcatheter embolization of a proximal type I endoleak associated with bird-beak configuration of an endograft in the proximal aortic arch. Case Report : A 61-year-old man underwent endovascular repair of a large, symptomatic aortic arch ...
Awwad Amir A Radiology Department, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, United - - 2014
We present a case report of an extremely rare congenital anomaly of the brachiocephalic vein in a previously healthy patient presenting with acute central pulmonary embolism. Clinical and imaging findings are discussed in the report along with several potential complications envisaged by the authors to inform clinicians about the importance ...
Meling T R TR Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, - - 2014
Objective and Importance When treating large unruptured ophthalmic artery (OA) aneurysms causing progressive blindness, surgical clipping is still the preferred method because aneurysm sac decompression may relieve optic nerve compression. However, endovascular treatment of OA aneurysms has made important progress with the introduction of stents. Although this development is welcomed, it ...
Ryan Patrick P Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
While it is well known that carotid artery dissection can cause hypoglossal palsy which can cause muscle atrophy and fat tissue replacement in the chronic stage but what is less well known is the acute oedematous stage which can mimic tongue angioedema. We present a case report of a 52 ...
Park Min Soo MS Department of Surgery, Kyunghee University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a rare vascular disorder associated with non-atherosclerotic peripheral vessel disease and occurs when mucoid cysts in the adventitia compress the blood vessel. The underlying etiology and pathogenesis of CAD remains debatable, as various theories have been suggested. This case is interesting because the cyst developed ...
Lee Ji-Soo JS Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Castleman's disease (CD) is known as a lymphoproliferative disorder which is most commonly located in the mediastinum. CD occurring in the mesentery is very rare. We report a case of CD in the mesentery, which is mimicking a superior mesenteric artery aneurysm on CT image.
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 ...
Bi Lintao L Department of Hematology and Oncology, China-Japan Union Hospital Affiliated to Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130033, P.R. - - 2015
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is an extranodal low-grade B-cell lymphoma. Pulmonary MALT lymphoma is considered to originate from bronchial MALT and is also referred to as bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Pulmonary MALT lymphoma is a rare disease, but it is the most frequent subset of primary pulmonary lymphoma. The ...
Peral M J MJ Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
We report a case of a 31 year-old woman with a sudden visual loss due to a cilioretinal artery occlusion. The physical examinination showed hepatomegaly. Serum iron and ferritin and transferrin saturation were unusually high. The doppler scan of carotid arteries showed no relevant signs of atheromatous disease. Dilated cardiomiopaty ...
Baldawi Mustafa M Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, - - 2014
Carotid artery stenting has been adopted more in the treatment of carotid artery stenosis recently. The vast majority of studies about this procedure have concentrated mainly on the short and long-term clinical complications, i.e. stroke, myocardial infarction, and re-stenosis. However, mechanical complications including both stent fracture and carotid pseudoaneurysm are ...
Igari Kimihiro K Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to treat inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs) has been reported, and this procedure appears to be preferable to open surgical repair (OSR), due to intraoperative difficulties related to inflammation. We herein report a case of IAAA and bilateral inflammatory common iliac artery aneurysms ...
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 ...
Angiletta Domenico D From the University of Bari, Bari, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report the use of endografts to manage multiple aneurysms due to Cogan syndrome CASE REPORT: A 38-years-old female with descending thoracic aorta and right common carotid artery aneurysms due to Cogan Syndrome was treated with endovascular grafts. After four years, angio computed tomography scan demonstrated complete exclusion of the ...
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.
Xhakaza N K - - 2014
There is great variability in the branching patterns of the axillary artery (AA). Racial differences have been reported to play a role in this variability. The subscapular artery (SA) is the largest and most variable branch of the AA. It usually arises from the third part of the AA at ...
Beal Matthew W MW Departments of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, - - 2014
To describe the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of a dog with an arterial tumor embolism. An 11-year-old, neutered male Irish Setter presented with acute right forelimb lameness. The dog was unable to bear weight on the right forelimb, which was cool to the touch with no palpable pulses. Diagnosis ...
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.
Dvorak Leah A LA Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a disorder of poor telomere maintenance and is related to 1 or more mutations that involve the vertebrate telomerase RNA component. Most affected patients develop mucocutaneous manifestations and cytopenias in the peripheral blood between 5 and 15 years of age. DC patients may also develop pulmonary ...
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 ...
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