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Endovascular treatment of visceral artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms: our experience.
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PMID:  22228131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyse our 8 years of experience with endovascular treatment of visceral aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2002 to September 2009, we used an endovascular approach to treat 30 patients (22 men, eight women) affected by aneurysm (n=18) or pseudoaneurysm (n=13) of the splenic (n=11), hepatic (n=6), renal (n=5), pancreaticoduodenal (n=3), left gastric (n=2), gastroduodenal (n=1), rectal (n=1) or middle colic (n=1) arteries and the coeliac axis (n=1). Of these, 26/31 were treated with metal coils, 3/31 with Cardiatis multilayer stent, 1/31 with a coated stent and 1/31 with coils and Amplatzer plug. Procedures were performed electively in 10/30 cases and during haemorrhage in 20/30 cases. Follow-up was performed clinically (cessation of bleeding) and at 1, 6 and 12 months by colour-Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) and computed tomography (CT) angiography. RESULTS: In 31/31 aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms we obtained immediate exclusion. In four patients with aneurysm and in four with pseudoaneurysm, parenchymal ischaemia occurred; one was treated with surgical splenectomy. One patient with pseudoaneurysm of the coeliac axis died 10 days later because of new bleeding. During follow-up, all aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms remained excluded. CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous treatment is effective and safe, with a small number of complications, especially when compared with traditional surgery.
A Balderi; A Antonietti; L Ferro; E Peano; F Pedrazzini; P Fonio; M Grosso
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
S.C. Radiodiagnostica, S.S. Radiologia Interventistica, A.S.O. S. Croce e Carle, Via Michele Coppino 26, 12100, Cuneo, Italy,
Vernacular Title:
Trattamento endovascolare di aneurismi e pseudoaneurismi viscerali: la nostra esperienza.
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