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Parkes-Weber Syndrome and Giant Superficial Femoral Artery Aneurysm. Treatment by Endovascular Therapy and Follow-Up of 8 Years.
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PMID:  21183311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congenital vascular malformations represent a wide number of diseases with a great variability of clinical features. The association between congenital vascular malformations and peripheral aneurysms is very rare. The present study reports a case of giant superficial femoral artery aneurysm (7-cm-long) associated with Parkes-Weber syndrome (capillary malformation, multiple arteriovenous fistulas [AVFs], skeletal hypertrophy of the affected limb) treated by positioning two covered self-expandable endoprostheses after embolization of AVFs with Gianturco coils. The peri- and postoperative course was uneventful and the postprocedural angiography showed the complete exclusion of the aneurysm sac. At last follow-up, after 87 months, the duplex scan and computed tomography scan showed regular patency of the vessels with thrombosis of the aneurysm sac and the presence of a large number of AVFs. The association between Parkes-Weber syndrome and peripheral aneurysms represents a very unusual entity. The lack of evidence does not allow the establishment of the most suitable treatment for this disease. Endovascular approach associated with previous embolization of AVFs may represent a valid alternative to traditional surgical repair, which is still burdened by a high percentage of complications and failures.
Emanuele Ferrero; Michelangelo Ferri; Andrea Viazzo; Paolo Carbonatto; Valentina Molinaro; Roberta Suita; Franco Nessi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Mauriziano Umberto I Hospital, Turin, Italy.
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