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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377913/acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-in-a-patient-with-previous-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#1
Sung Hun Park, Seung-Woon Rha
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) was relatively safe, and became a widely performed procedure. If aortic dissection (AD) occurred in patient with previous EVAR, it could cause fatal complications like endograft collapse. Surgical treatment was limited in this situation for comorbidities and complex anatomies. Here we report a rare case of acute type B AD developed following trans-radial coronary intervention in a patient with previous EVAR of abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was treated with thoracic EVAR.
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377912/the-true-deep-femoral-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
#2
Lee Chan Jang, Sung Su Park
A 55-year-old man with a palpable pulsatile mass and pain in his left thigh was presented to us. He had no history of trauma in his left leg, interventions, operation, or medical diseases, including cardiac valve disease, endocarditis, and systemic infection. The size of the aneurysm was 10 cm×7 cm with a mural thrombus in ultrasonography and multidetector computer tomography. There was no evidence of other aneurysms or occlusive lesions in the other arteries. The aneurysm was resected without a vascular reconstruction of the deep femoral artery...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377911/distal-femoral-arteriovenous-fistula-with-iliac-vein-thrombosis-after-blunt-trauma
#3
Duk Sil Kim, Sung Wan Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Kyung Hwan Byun, Michael SungPil Choe
A 39-year-old woman arrived at our emergency department, complaining of severe pain and swelling of her left leg. She had slipped down stairs and injured on her left leg about 3 months ago. Computed tomography angiography showed left distal superficial femoral artery's pseudoaneurysm with arteriovenous fistula and thrombotic occlusion of left common iliac vein. We decided to do endovascular intervention due to severe venous hypertension and chronic inflammation around the fistula. The femoral arteriovenous fistula was closed via stent-graft (7 mm×5, 9 mm×5 cm) deployment...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377910/symptomatic-growth-of-a-thrombosed-persistent-sciatic-artery-aneurysm-after-bypass-and-distal-exclusion
#4
Song-Yi Kim, Sungsin Cho, Min-Ji Cho, Sang-Il Min, Sanghyun Ahn, Jongwon Ha, Seung-Kee Min
A 71-year-old woman presented with an enlarging mass in the right buttock, with pain and tingling sensation in sitting position. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with acute limb ischemia due to acute thrombosis of right persistent sciatic artery (PSA), and she underwent successful thromboembolectomy and femoro-tibioperoneal trunk bypass. Computed tomography angiography revealed a huge PSA aneurysm (PSAA). During the previous bypass, the distal popliteal artery was ligated just above the distal anastomosis to exclude the PSAA, whose proximal end was already thrombosed...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377909/measuring-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-reconstruction-before-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#5
Yoona Chung, Jin Hyun Joh, Ho-Chul Park
PURPOSE: Conventional computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard method for case planning for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). However, aortography with a marking catheter is needed for measuring the actual length of an aneurysm. With advances in imaging technology, a 3-dimensional (3D) workstation can obviate the need for the aortography. The objective of this study was to determine whether a 3D workstation could obviate the need for aortography for EVAR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One vascular surgeon and 1 interventional radiologist retrospectively assessed axial CT scans and reformatted the 3D CT scans by using the iNtuition workstation (TeraRecon Inc...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377908/the-usefulness-of-duplex-ultrasound-for-hemodialysis-access-selection
#6
Jeong Won Choi, Jin Hyun Joh, Ho-Chul Park
PURPOSE: A native vessel is preferable to an artificial graft for dialysis access. Duplex ultrasound (DUS) is noninvasive, cost-effective modality to evaluate the vessels for dialysis. The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of utilization of native vessels after preoperative imaging with DUS and contrast venography (CV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on patients who received an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) between June 2006 and July 2010...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377907/initial-clinical-experience-with-the-endologix-afx-unibody-stent-graft-system-for-treating-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-case-controlled-comparative-study
#7
George N Kouvelos, Petroula Nana, Vasilios Bouris, Michalis Peroulis, Aikaterini Drakou, Nikolaos Rousas, Athanasios Giannoukas, Miltiadis I Matsagkas
PURPOSE: The newly designed unibody AFX endograft system for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is the only graft with anatomical fixation to the aortic bifurcation in comparison to most other grafts that use the infrarenal neck as the main fixation point. The aim of this study was to assess the preliminary results of the AFX stent-graft system used with infrarenal aortic component and compare them with those obtained in patients treated with a well established endograft of the same material and pure infrarenal fixation as the Gore Excluder...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377906/endovascular-management-of-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-post-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-renal-atherosclerotic-lesions-era-winner-or-false-alarm
#8
REVIEW
Evridiki Karanikola, Georgios Karaolanis, George Galyfos, Emmanuel Barbaressos, Viktoria Palla, Konstantinos Filis
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is frequently associated with severe comorbidities such as reduced renal perfusion, hypertension, and end-stage renal failure. In approximately 90% of patients, renal artery atherosclerosis is the main cause for RAS, and it is associated with an increased risk for fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular and renal complications. Endovascular management of atherosclerotic RAS (ARAS) has been recently evaluated by several randomized controlled trials that failed to demonstrate benefit of stenting...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042563/unusual-presentation-of-a-cervical-mass-revealed-as-external-jugular-venous-aneurysm
#9
Su Wan Kim, Jee Won Chang, Seogjae Lee
Venous aneurysms of the jugular vein are one of the rare causes of neck swelling, and primary venous aneurysms of the external jugular vein are extremely rare. A 46-year-old woman presented with a painless and suddenly growing mass in the left neck. A computed tomography angiography revealed a fusiform venous aneurysm of the external jugular vein containing intraluminal thrombus. We performed resection of the aneurysm and ligation of the external jugular vein. Removal of the aneurysm of the neck vein was necessary because venous aneurysms with thrombosis may lead to serious thrombotic complications such as pulmonary embolism...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042562/surgical-thrombectomy-for-phlegmasia-cerulea-dolens
#10
Shin-Seok Yang, Woo-Sung Yun
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) is a medical emergency that can lead to venous gangrene of the lower extremity. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is crucial for limb salvage. There are two treatment options (endovascular or surgical). In the endovascular era, catheter-directed thrombolysis is the treatment of choice to achieve venous outflow. However, surgical thrombectomy is indicated in certain cases. The authors report successful surgical thrombectomy in a 75-year-old man with PCD and review the treatment of PCD...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042561/spontaneous-renal-artery-dissection-complicated-by-renal-infarction-three-case-reports
#11
Chami Im, Hyung Sub Park, Dae Hwan Kim, Taeseung Lee
Spontaneous renal artery dissection (SRAD) is a rare disease entity. The diagnosis is usually delayed because clinical presentation is non-specific. We report three cases of symptomatic SRAD complicated by renal infarction which occurred in previously healthy middle-aged male patients. They visited the hospital due to acute abdominal or flank pain. They had no specific underlying disease or trauma history. The laboratory tests and physical examination were normal. They were not suspected of having SRAD initially, but computed tomography (CT) revealed dissection of the renal artery with distal hypoperfusion leading to renal infarction...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042560/inferior-mesentery-artery-and-internal-iliac-artery-preservation-with-covered-self-expanding-stents-during-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#12
Yun Gyu Song, Hong Jang, Hyun Oh Park, Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Hwan Kim, Jun Ho Yang, Joung Hun Byun
We report an endovascular aneurysm repair in a patient with isolated bilateral common iliac artery aneurysms, a prominent inferior mesentery artery (IMA), and bilateral proximal internal iliac artery (IIA) aneurysms using covered self-expanding stents to preserve the IMA and bilateral internal iliac arteries. A follow-up computed tomography angiography was obtained at 1 month. Pelvic circulation was well preserved without bowel ischemia. IMA and bilateral IIA preservation with covered self-expanding stents during endovascular aneurysm repair is a safe and effective method...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042559/successful-anticoagulation-therapy-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-mobile-aortic-thrombi
#13
Hyun Oh Park, Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Jun Ho Yang, Chung-Eun Lee, Jong-Duk Kim
Hypercoagulable states have been associated with aortic thrombosis. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is one of the commonest types of acquired thrombophilia. We report the case of successful anticoagulation management in an APS patient with mobile thrombi within the aorta. A 58-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided hemiparesis. His first symptoms were noted approximately 12-16 hours before presentation to the ED. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed acute embolic infarction of the left frontal and parietotemporal lobes...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042558/long-term-outcomes-of-arteriovenous-grafts-for-hemodialysis-in-lower-extremities
#14
Seok Han, Dan Song, Sangchul Yun
PURPOSE: The lower extremity has received its fair share of attention as a vascular access site in patients who have exhausted their upper arm vessels. However, experiences with lower extremity arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) have so far been disappointing because of high infection rates and severe limb ischemia. We report our experience with hemodialysis access from the lower extremity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 60 lower extremity AVGs created between January 2003 and December 2011 was performed...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042557/can-pre-retrieval-computed-tomography-predict-the-difficult-removal-of-an-implementing-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter
#15
Shinho Hong, Keun-Myoung Park, Yong Sun Jeon, Soon Gu Cho, Kee Chun Hong, Woo Young Shin, Yun-Mee Choe
PURPOSE: Implementing an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a relatively safe procedure but potential negative long-term effects. The complications for filter retrieval have been noted. We examined filter characteristics on pre-retrieval computed tomography (CT) that were associated with complicated retrieval (CR) of IVC filters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of IVC filter retrievals between January 2008 and June 2014 was performed to identify patients who had undergone a pre-retrieval CT for IVC filter retrieval...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042556/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-prevalance-clinical-significance-and-outcome
#16
Jun Sung Lee, Tong Moon, Tae Hoon Kim, Se Young Kim, Jun Young Choi, Kyung Bok Lee, Yu Jin Kwon, Suk Hee Song, Su Hyun Kim, Hae Ok Kim, Ho Kyeong Hwang, Min Ji Kim, Young Kyoung Lee
PURPOSE: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are considered as similar disease entities representing different clinical manifestations. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine the prevalence and outcome of DVT in patients with PE; 2) to identify additional risk factors for PE-related unfavorable outcome and 30-day all-cause mortality; and 3) to establish the clinical importance of screening for concomitant DVT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, a total of 141 patients with confirmed PE were evaluated...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042555/lower-extremity-arterial-bypass-with-arm-vein-conduits-and-literature-review
#17
Dae-Joon Park, Yang-Jin Park, Kyoung Won Yoon, Seon-Hee Heo, Dong-Ik Kim, Young-Wook Kim
PURPOSE: The superiority of autogenous vein conduits is well known in lower extremity arterial bypass (LEAB). Among various alternative conduits for LEAB, long-term results of arm vein grafts were investigated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical characteristics of 28 patients who underwent infrainguinal LEAB with autogenous arm vein grafts at a single institute between January 2003 and December 2015. All procedures were performed in the absence of adequate saphenous veins...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042554/chronological-change-of-the-sac-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#18
Min Hyun Kim, Hyung Sub Park, Sanghyun Ahn, Sang-Il Min, Seung-Kee Min, Jongwon Ha, Taeseung Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential risk factors of type II endoleak and sac growth after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and the outcomes of secondary interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety seven patients underwent elective EVAR for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in two tertiary centers between April 2005 and July 2013. Clinical and imaging parameters were compared among sac growth (>5 mm) and non-growth groups. Risk factors associated with sac growth and persistent type II endoleak were analyzed...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042553/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-enhances-the-expression-of-genes-encoding-antioxidant-enzymes-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-related-proteins-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
#19
Ui Jun Park, Hyoung Tae Kim, Won Hyun Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Hye Ra Jung, Min Young Kim
PURPOSE: Ischemic preconditioning (IPC), including remote IPC (rIPC) and direct IPC (dIPC), is a promising method to decrease ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. This study tested the effect of both rIPC and dIPC on the genes for antioxidant enzymes and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-related proteins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty rats were randomly divided into the control and study groups. In the control group (n=10), the right hind limb was sham-operated. The left hind limb (IscR) of the control group underwent IR injury without IPC...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699163/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-findings-of-post-traumatic-lymphangioma-in-a-young-adult-male
#20
Sang Don Kwon, Kyung Ah Chun, Eun Jung Kong, Ihn Ho Cho
The authors report the case of a 34-year-old male, who underwent a fluorine-18 fluoro deoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan 7 years after trauma for the evaluation of multifocal masses in the right iliac and right inguinal areas. CT findings showed multifocal low density masses and (18)F-FDG PET revealed slightly increased uptake (maximum standardized uptake value [SUVmax] 3.1). These findings did not exclude the possibility of a benign or malignant lesion. To achieve differential diagnosis, partial surgical excision was performed and a pathologic examination subsequently revealed lymphangioma...
September 2016: Vascular Specialist International
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