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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Manuel Guerrero-Hernandez, Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Erika Elenes, Aldo Torre
Portal vein (PV) thrombosis (PVT) in the absence of liver disease or thrombophilia is rare. We report a 57-year-old male with a history of stage 3 chronic kidney disease who presented at the emergency department 18 months after abdominal surgery with progressive abdominal pain and distention. Computed tomography revealed PVT with multiple collaterals and moderate ascites. He had undergone partial gastrectomy and gastrojejunal anastomosis at an outside facility for gastrointestinal stromal tumors that caused an iatrogenic stenotic lesion in the PV...
October 20, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Kathleen T Puttmann, Bhagwan Satiani, Patrick Vaccaro
Fracture of the first rib with ensuing callus formation is a rare cause of thoracic outlet syndrome. We report a case of a 17-year-old female volleyball player who presented with months of chronic arm pain. Radiographic imaging demonstrated nonunion fracture of the first rib. Physical therapy had been unsuccessful in relieving the pain, and surgical management was performed with resection of the first rib through a transaxillary approach with complete resolution of symptoms. Inflammation surrounding such fractures may destroy tissue planes, making dissection more technically difficult...
October 20, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Douglas W Jones, Kirsten Dansey, Allen D Hamdan
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who present with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have become an increasingly common and complex treatment problem for vascular surgeons. Dialysis patients have high short-term mortality rates regardless of whether revascularization is pursued. ESRD patients with CLI can be managed with: local wound care, endovascular or surgical revascularization, or amputation. Some patients may heal small foot wounds with local wound care alone, even if distal perfusion is marginal, as long as any infectious process has been controlled...
October 20, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Prashant R Rao, Bhushan D Thombre, Ajit Patel, Anurag Dandekar, Rajinder Singh, Rajeev M Joshi
Arterial pseudoaneurysms are relatively rare complications of the vascular system. Many cases may remain asymptomatic for a lifetime only to be discovered incidentally, whereas others may cause fatal hemorrhage. Majority of cases present with local compressive symptoms. Rarely, it has been implicated as an etiology for gastrointestinal (GI) bleed by eroding into an adjacent bowel, with splanchnic pseudoaneurysm being more commonly responsible as compared to peripheral ones. Although rare, they are an important consideration because of the high mortality rate...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Zhicheng Zhu, Rihao Xu, Xiaomei Zheng, Tiance Wang, Dan Li, Yong Wang, Kexiang Liu
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to explore the regulating effect of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) on intimal hyperplasia in rat vein grafts. METHODS: Rat models of external jugular vein carotid artery bypass grafting were established. Afterward, TLR4 small interfering RNA (siRNA) recombinant plasmids were constructed, which were transfected into rat vein graft bypass to study the effect of TLR4 silencing on intimal hyperplasia and to explore the underlying mechanisms...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Ji-Heng Hao, Li-Yong Zhang, Kai Lin, Wei-Dong Liu, Shi-Gang Zhang, Ji-Yue Wang, Gang Li, Le-Xin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and outcomes of surgical revascularization for patients with symptomatic kinking of the internal carotid artery (ICA). METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients presented with symptomatic kinking of the ICA and a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke were prospectively enrolled in this study. All patients were treated with ICA transection and end-to-side reimplantation at the level of the carotid bulb. Patients were followed up for a median of 32 months...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Witold Woźniak, R Krzysztof Mlosek, Piotr Ciostek
INTRODUCTION: Thermal ablation techniques have gradually replaced Babcock procedure in varicose vein treatment. AIM: A comparative quantitative-qualitative analysis of complications and failure of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in a 5-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ten adult participants with varicose veins clinical grade C2 to C6, treated for isolated great saphenous vein (GSV) or small saphenous vein (SSV) insufficiency in a single lower extremity in 2009 to 2010, were enrolled and subdivided into EVLA (n = 56) and RFA (n = 54) groups...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Wassim Mansour, Laura Capoccia, Pasqualino Sirignano, Nunzio Montelione, Chiara Pranteda, Martina Formiconi, Enrico Sbarigia, Francesco Speziale
PURPOSE: Hypogastric artery (HA) revascularization during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is still open to debate. Moreover, exclusion-related complication rates reported in literature are not negligible. The aim of this study is to present and analyze the outcomes in patients undergoing EVAR with exclusion of 1 or both HAs at our academic center. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our results in patients submitted to EVAR and needing HA exclusion, in terms of perioperative (30-day) and follow-up rates of intestinal and spinal cord ischemia, buttock claudication, buttock skin necrosis, and sexual dysfunction...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Spyridon N Mylonas, Andreas Lazaris, Georgios Tsivgoulis, John Kakisis, Giorgos S Sfyroeras, Constantine N Antonopoulos, Elias N Brountzos, Spyridon N Vasdekis
Acute carotid stent thrombosis (ACST) is a rare complication that can lead to dramatic and catastrophic consequences. A rapid diagnosis and prompt recanalization of the internal carotid artery are needed to minimize the ischemic insult and the reperfusion injury. We reviewed the current literature on this devastating complication of CAS with the intention of investigating the potential causative factors and to define the appropriate management. According to our study discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy, resistance to antiplatelet agents and inherent or acquired thrombotic disorders are the main causes of thrombosis...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
S Lowell Kahn, Jonathan McClain, Jeffrey L Kaufman
A 66-year-old man, with an abnormal porta hepatis, consistent with tumor or inflammation, developed massive bleeding from one of numerous hepatic artery aneurysms, and coil embolization achieved control of bleeding. He died of subsequent multisystem organ failure, and the most likely diagnosis was either polyarteritis nodosa or segmental arterial mediolysis. Although the dual hepatic blood supply allows a degree of arterial embolization, this case demonstrates the risks associated with large territory hepatic arterial embolization in the presence of hemodynamic instability...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled Juan Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
Free esophageal perforation following a hybrid visceral debranching and distal endograft extension to repair a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is a rare complication. The authors report a 56-year-old male who underwent elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair of a thoracic aneurysm. Four and a half years later, he presented with a new aneurysm extending from the distal end of the thoracic stent graft to the aortic bifurcation involving all the visceral arterial branches. The TAAA ruptured while he was awaiting an elective repair, and as a result, he underwent an emergency hybrid procedure...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Suvi Väärämäki, Velipekka Suominen, Georg Pimenoff, Jukka Saarinen, Ilkka Uurto, Juha Salenius
OBJECTIVE: To report our long-term experience in using the hybrid technique in complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). METHODS: Between March 2005 and September 2013, 10 patients with TAAA underwent hybrid procedures with open renovisceral revascularization and thoracoabdominal aortic endografting. Patients were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Six men and 4 women with a mean age of 66 years (range 54-81 years) were treated electively during the study period...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Lai Yang, Jiaping Wang
Recently, reports have described successful endovascular stent graft (ESG) treatment of patients with acute type A aortic dissection. We report 1 ESG treatment for this condition and the complication of a new aneurysm formation during a 6-month follow-up.
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Zijie Su, Tianyue Pan, Weishuai Lian, Daqiao Guo, Zhihui Dong, Weiguo Fu
A 42-year-old man had intestinal ischemia 7 weeks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair due to sacrifice of the inferior mesenteric artery, which had compensated for the intestinal blood supply because of the total occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and severe stenosis of the celiac artery (CA). He was diagnosed in the active phase of Takayasu arteritis, and an emergency endovascular treatment was performed. After the SMA failed to be recanalized, a stent was successfully placed into the CA; this choice was made based on the preexisting collaterals between them...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Luke K Marone, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (USAT) and standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: The records of all patients in our institution having undergone CDT or USAT for massive or submassive PE from 2009 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Standard statistical methods were used to compare characteristics and to assess for longitudinal change in outcomes...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Adam S A Gracon, Tiffany W Liang, Thomas S Easterday, Daniel J Weber, James Butler, James E Slaven, Gary W Lemmon, Raghu L Motaganahalli
BACKGROUND: Vascular surgical patients have a high rate of readmission, and the cost of readmission for these patients has not been described. Herein, we characterize and compare institutional index hospitalization and 30-day readmission cost following open and endovascular vascular procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify inpatient open and endovascular procedures at a single institution, from January 2011 through June 2012...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Stephen P Reis, Jerry Kovoor, Patrick D Sutphin, Seth Toomay, Clayton Trimmer, Anil Pillai, Mark Reddick, Sanjeeva P Kalva
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the clinical safety and effectiveness of the Denali (Bard, Tempe, Arizona) retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, authors reviewed the data of Denali IVC filters placed at their institution between 2013 and 2015. The clinical presentation, indications, and procedure-related complications during placement and retrieval were evaluated. The frequency of post filter pulmonary embolism (PE) and filter-related complications was assessed...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Qasam M Ghulam, Kim K Bredahl, Jørgen B Gram, Lars Lönn, Jens P Goetze, Henrik H Sillesen, Jonas P Eiberg
OBJECTIVES: Disruption of the endothelial lining may be one of the events linking intraluminal thrombus and abdominal aortic aneurysm growth. In the present study, we examined whether von Willebrand factor activity in plasma, contact proteins of blood coagulation, and inflammatory biomarkers may be associated with intraluminal thrombus volume in search of a biochemical marker of endothelial damage and thrombus size. DESIGN: Prospective study, correlating potential endothelial biomarkers and intraluminal thrombus volume acquired by computed tomography angiography...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dimitrios Maras, Nikolaos Kontopodis, Athansios Dedes, Antonios Tsanis, Ioannis Mazarakis, Christos Gekas, Christos V Ioannou
We present an 82-year-old man with a history of hairy cell leukemia, having an 11-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm, who also had severe thrombocytopenia (about 20 000 platelets/μL) and splenomegaly at presentation. The patient had unfavorable anatomy for endovascular aneurysm repair, and therefore, an open procedure was planned. To reduce risk for perioperative bleeding and optimize patient preoperative status, a staged approach was employed. Initially, several sessions of embolization of 2 splenic artery branches were performed with the intent to decrease spleen size and to increase platelet count thus decreasing the perioperative bleeding risk...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Thejus T Jayakrishnan, Brian Keyashian, Juliet Amene, Michael Malinowski
Infection of an aortic endograft is a rare complication following endovascular aneurysm repair. These patients have been treated with explantation of the graft to obtain source control followed by an extra-anatomic bypass to restore circulation. The present case study describes an interesting case of Pasteurella infection involving an aortic endograft managed nonoperatively by percutaneous drainage and graft preservation.
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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