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Tomey Matthew I - - 2011
Thoracic aortic aneurysm formation is a known complication of late syphilis. Large aneurysms may cause symptoms via mass effect. When aneurysms compress the pulmonary artery, pulmonary arterial hypertension and right heart failure may result. We report the case of a 76-year-old man who presented with right heart failure secondary to ...
Rowe R Grant - - 2011
In acute and chronic lung disease, widespread disruption of tissue architecture underlies compromised pulmonary function. Pulmonary fibroblasts have been implicated as critical effectors of tissue-destructive extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling by mobilizing a spectrum of proteolytic enzymes. Although efforts to date have focused on the catabolism of type I collagen, the ...
Park Jang-Sang - - 2011
Although popliteal vein aneurysms are uncommon, they are potentially fatal because they can cause a pulmonary embolism. One-third of patients have further embolic events despite therapeutic anticoagulation. We report the case of a 67-year-old man who presented with dyspnea, rapid respirations, and dull, left pleuritic chest pain of 3-day duration. ...
Yang Jeong Hoon - - 2012
The transradial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common route, but is associated with a few local complications. Access site complications, such as hematoma, radial artery spasm, and a reduced radial pulse, are reported frequently. However, an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in the wrist related to the procedure is ...
Shimizu Shuji - - 2011
When the Norwood procedure is conducted for the hypoplastic left heart syndrome using a non-valved right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) shunt, diastolic regurgitation from PA to RV may have an adverse effect on postoperative hemodynamics. In this study, we examined the impact of the diastolic regurgitation on ventricular ...
Savadkohi Shahab - - 2011
Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm is a rare clinical entity. The two most common locations for aneurysmal formation are at the confluence of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and the splenic vein, and at main portal vein trunk, just above the SMV-splenic vein confluence. In this article, two cases of extrahepatic ...
Zhou Chong - - 2011
  Pseudoaneurysm formation may be a late complication of vascular grafting. A case of sudden death in an 83-year-old woman with a previous aortobifemoral bypass graft is reported that was due to spontaneous hemorrhage from a pseudoaneurysm of the graft site that had eroded through the overlying skin and subcutaneous ...
Ilhan Erkan - - 2011
Aortic root abscess is a relatively common complication of aortic valve endocarditis. However, aortic root abscess and formation of a fistula from the aortic root to the right ventricular outflow tract in the setting of a native bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a rare event. We present consecutive echocardiographic images ...
Pham Nancy - - 2011
Particle embolization for epistaxis and intra-oral hemorrhage are performed on an as needed basis by neurointerventionalists. A case is presented of massive oral hemorrhage associated with end stage liver disease coagulopathy after tooth extraction of bilateral maxillary and mandibular molars. A man in his fifties with end stage liver disease ...
Yazbeck Paul G - - 2011
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vertebroplasty is commonly performed for the management of pain associated with benign compression fractures, multiple myelomas, lymphomas, vertebral metastatic lesions, and hemangiomas. We describe a severe complication associated with this procedure; only one previous case has been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of anterior ...
Oderich Gustavo S - - 2011
The evolution of endovascular techniques has increased the proportion of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms suitable for treatment with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Developments in fenestrated and branched technology provide an endovascular solution to incorporate the visceral branches and iliac arteries into the repair, expanding the indications of EVAR. Iliac ...
Avgerinos Efthimios D - - 2011
Abstract In light of the results of randomized trials, it seems that despite the favorable short and midterm outcomes of standard endografts, concern over endograft migration has escalated, as this event will be responsible for almost all late complications in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Migration forces, both caudal and sideways, ...
Alonso Laura - - 2011
Pulmonary glial heterotopia is rare and its pathogenesis is still obscure as for Fanconi anemia (FA). This study describes a very rare case of an incidental finding of pulmonary glial heterotopia in a girl diagnosed with FA, epilepsy, and mental retardation. Before this report, the association of pulmonary glial heterotopia ...
Perry Ii Warren M - - 2011
A renal artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare but life-threatening complication. Historically, these vascular abnormalities have been treated using open surgery, but today's endovascular techniques provide less invasive forms of treatment. Though literature supports selective angio-embolization as an effective form of repair, there are little data on covered stent placement for ...
Rustagi Tarun - - 2011
We report a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with a nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma which extended into the suprasellar region. He underwent a transcranial resection of the tumor followed eight months later by transsphenoidal surgery for the residual tumor. Postoperatively he developed massive subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage. A cerebral ...
Saravana K - - 2011
Coeliac artery thrombosis with ischaemia is a rare condition, which usually presents with severe peptic ulcer disease symptoms. It is usually associated with risk factors for thrombosis or embolism. The manifestation is rare because of large number of collaterals between the coeliac and superior mesentery artery. Early detection and intervention ...
Hu Chuan-Xian - - 2011
Bronchial artery aneurysm is a rare condition. Rupture of bronchial artery aneurysm can cause a critical hemorrhage. We report a case of ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm mimicking a clinical picture of aortic dissection with right hemothorax. The patient was treated with a combination of an aortic stent-graft and arterial embolization. ...
Vandenplas Guy - - 2011
Aneurysm formation is a well-known complication of untreated long-standing dissection of the aorta. Despite numerous advances in cardiac surgery, intrinsic diseases of the ascending aorta and aortic arch requiring surgical therapy, remain a technical challenge. However, surgery is the only option for effective treatment of ascending aorta aneurysm but carries ...
Clark Diane K - - 2011
: Air embolism is a well-published complication arising from central venous catheter use. Literature and case studies provide information regarding clinical sequelae. Preventable mistakes still occur despite following what is considered appropriate protocol. This case report describes the neurological complications likely caused by a cerebral air embolism related to central ...
Rahme Rudy J - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE:: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a newly described connective tissue disease associated with aortic aneurysms. A strong association between LDS and intracranial aneurysms has not yet been documented in the literature. We present the first detailed report of an intracranial aneurysm finding in an LDS patient. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:: ...
Shu Chang - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To report our early experience with endovascular repair of acute non-A-non-B aortic dissections using chimney grafts to preserve blood flow to a left common carotid artery (LCCA) located in the proximal landing zone. Methods: From June 2009 to May 2010, 8 patients (7 men; mean age 49 years, range ...
Baumbach Hardy - - 2011
We report the dislocation of a stented aortic valve prosthesis two weeks after the uneventful transapical implantation in a female who had underwent mitral valve replacement and CABG six years before. The initial implantation of the Edwards Sapien aortic valve prosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA), as well as the postoperative ...
Chun In Kook - - 2011
A 67-year-old man with back pain was diagnosed as having multiple spinal metastases on MRI. On CT scan, only a filling defect in the right pulmonary artery was observed and suspected as venous thromboembolism. On F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT, intense hypermetabolism was observed in the right pulmonary artery in addition ...
Choi Bo Kyung - - 2011
Aortic rupture has a high mortality rate and can be considered a medical emergency. The standard treatment for aortic rupture is surgical repair. An aortic stent graft for a ruptured descending aorta is considered an effective alternative treatment. However, an aortic stent graft is difficult when the aortic aneurysm is ...
Kopcke Douglas - - 2011
Pulmonary embolism is believed to be a common cause of death of hospital inpatients. The aims of this study were to estimate the number of deaths caused by pulmonary embolism and the potential to reduce this by the use of caval filters according to accepted indications. Review of autopsy reports ...
Bilanovic Dragoljub - - 2011
Many different benign and malignant diseases can cause obstruction of the extrahepatic biliary duct. One of the more serious complications of biliary obstruction is cholangitis leading to emergency decompression. Anatomic variations are frequent in this region; however, it has rarely been reported that the extrahepatic bile duct is compressed by ...
Hayashida Kentaro K Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, - - 2011
This study sought to evaluate the incidence, impact, and predictors of vascular complications in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Vascular complications increase morbidity and mortality in transfemoral TAVI; however, there remains a paucity of data describing these serious events. We performed a prospective cohort study of 130 consecutive transfemoral TAVI ...
Kashiwazaki Daina - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To discuss and summarize the strategies and complications of endovascular embolization for aneurysms of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA). METHODS: Data of patients with PCA aneurysms treated by an endovascular procedure were analyzed retrospectively (n = 21). Twenty patients with aneurysms were treated by detachable coil embolization, and one ...
Mulder Renée L - - 2011
Background Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The prevalence and risk factors of pulmonary function impairment were investigated in a large cohort of CCSs treated with potentially pulmotoxic therapy with a minimal follow-up of 5&emsp14;years after diagnosis. Methods The study cohort consisted of all ...
Oda Hirotaka - - 2011
There is controversy as to how atherosclerotic coronary artery aneurysms should be treated and managed because their prognosis is still unknown. This report describes a case in which atherosclerotic coronary narrowing accompanied by a saccular coronary aneurysm was successfully treated by combination therapy involving coil embolization to treat the aneurysm ...
Bondanza Sara - - 2011
Acquired pulmonary vein occlusion is a rare complication of surgical correction of complex congenital heart diseases. Associated vascular remodelling of arterial and venous vessels includes medial thickening, intimal fibrosis and progressive development of aorto-pulmonary collaterals. The consequent pulmonary perfusion changes impact more importantly on a low pressure circulation such as ...
Généreux Philippe - - 2011
We report a case-series of 3 patients with peri-aortic hematomas following trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The TAVRs were performed by either trans-apical or trans-femoral approach. An intra-procedural trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) was performed in all patients. Clinical features of all three cases included advanced age, female gender and small body ...
König M A - - 2011
Anterior access to the lumbar spine is established for disc replacement surgery and anterior interbody fusion in the lumbar spine. The spine is accessed normally from the left side either by a transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach through a midline or oblique skin incision. After reaching the retroperitoneum and depending on ...
Müller Matthias J - - 2011
Everolimus-eluting stents and paclitaxel-coated balloons are used in the interventional treatment of coronary artery disease in adults to reduce the restenosis rate and in small-vessel disease. Both substances are released into the circulation. We report systemic drug exposure after implantation of one everolimus-eluting stent and dilation with one paclitaxel-coated balloon ...
Goh Terence - - 2011
The latissimus dorsi (LD) flap is a large and reliable myocutaneous flap with a consistently long vascular pedicle. However, the limitation of the thoracodorsal pedicle is that it has only one draining vein for anastomosis. We describe a simple technique of recruiting the tributary vein to the serratus anterior and ...
Pandey Paritosh - - 2011
It is known that giant intracerebral aneurysms have a high rupture and mortality rate. Furthermore, their optimal treatment method is not straightforward. While traditionally they have been managed with surgical clipping, it is not always possible. A unique case is presented in which a patient with multiple intracranial aneurysms was ...
van Teeffelen Augustinus S P - - 2011
In women who have suffered midtrimester prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) prediction of pulmonary hypoplasia is important for optimal management. We performed a systematic review to assess the capacity of imaging parameters to predict pulmonary hypoplasia. We searched articles that reported on biometrical parameters and allowed the construction of a ...
Abramian A - - 2011
Ebstein's anomaly and absent pulmonary valve syndrome belong to the rarest congenital heart defects. Their association has never been reported so far. We present the unusual case of a fetus at 23 weeks of gestation with Ebstein's anomaly, tetralogy of Fallot, absent pulmonary valve and agenesis of the arterial duct. ...
Culverwell Adam D - - 2011
In this case report, we describe a complication that we term the "oxbow lake" deformity. This phenomenon occurs when a tortuous elongated external iliac artery segment is artificially straightened by an iliac stent resulting in kinking and compression of a redundant loop with lumen compromise. We describe the anatomy, corrective ...
Kawazu Yukiko - - 2011
We report an infantile case of Loeys-Dietz syndrome prenatally diagnosed with congenital complex heart disease - double outlet right ventricle and interruption of the aortic arch. The patient also showed prominent dilatation of the main pulmonary artery. Emergency bilateral pulmonary artery banding was performed on the 9th day. However, on ...
Rupprecht H - - 2011
Aneurysms of the pulmonary artery are very rare pathological vascular conditions. Peripheral pulmonary aneurysms have been reported only in a few cases. The causes of these aneurysms include extensive degenerative changes, traumas, infection and congenital malformations. Because of the imminent danger of rupture, surgical treatment should always be preferred. The ...
Batt Michel - - 2011
This report describes a 43-year-old man with a history of acute abdominal pain with shock. Emergency intervention was decided. No evidence of active bleeding was found. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan after the intervention revealed a celiac artery dissection with an intimal flap, with associated aneurysmal dilation. The patient was ...
Lodi Y M - - 2011
Background Stent assisted coiling of unruptured wide necked intracranial aneurysms require antiplatelets to prevent stent thrombosis. The effect of the loading dose of antiplatelets prior to the stent coiling procedure in an unsecured wide necked ruptured intracranial aneurysm is not known. Objective To report any potential complication associated with the ...
Hassan M F - - 2011
Rupture of cerebral aneurysm during CT angiogram is a rare occurrence. Here we present such a case where an aneurysmal re-rupture during CT angiogram was demonstrated.
Lauric A - - 2011
Intracranial aneurysms are localized, abnormal arterial dilatations with a variable risk of rupture, leading to medical conditions associated with high morbidity and mortality. Predicting their risk of rupture, especially for incidental asymptomatic aneurysms, is a challenging task. The size of the aneurysm sac is traditionally used to assess the risk, ...
Nowinski Wieslaw L - - 2011
The existing classifications of cerebral veins have certain problems, including limited adequacy to uniquely describe neurovascular networks in three dimensions (3D), mixture of deep and superficial veins, and ambiguity of territories-based parcellations as veins may course on multiple territories. Classification discrepancies exist in subdivision, region drained, and parcellation criteria. Recent ...
Stetler William R WR - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Concomitant intracranial and visceral artery aneurysms are a rare occurrence. We report the case of a patient who underwent surgical repair of a ruptured intracranial aneurysm but subsequently experienced a ruptured hepatic artery aneurysm in the immediate postoperative period. METHODS: A 59-year-old woman presented with a ruptured posterior communicating ...
Fang Hsiu-Yu - - 2011
Coronary perforation is a rare, but life-threatening, complication that can develop during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Prompt nonsurgical treatment such as covered stent deployment can potentially arrest progression of the condition; however, other lethal complications such as acute stent thrombosis or side branch occlusion can occur. This report describes ...
Weber Cynthia - - 2011
We present a case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with a three-day history of left lower extremity swelling and a deep venous thrombosis. On further work-up he was discovered to have a large aneurysm of the inferior vena cava. After extensive discussion with his family, he underwent resection and ...
Bruder Nicolas - - 2011
Cardiopulmonary complications after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage negatively affect overall morbidity and mortality. An electronic literature search was performed for English-language articles focused on cardiopulmonary complications with subarachnoid hemorrhage published through October 2010. A total of 278 citations were identified, including 72 clinical studies. In most cases, study quality was low ...
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