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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922886/intracranial-bypass-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms-indications-technical-aspects-and-clinical-outcomes
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David J Bonda, Mohamad Labib, Jeffrey M Katz, Rafael A Ortiz, David Chalif, Avi Setton, David J Langer, Amir R Dehdashti
BACKGROUND: For some posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms, there is no constructive endovascular or direct surgical clipping option. Intracranial bypass is an alternative to a deconstructive technique. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, surgical techniques, and outcome of PICA aneurysms treated with bypass and obliteration of the diseased segment. METHODS: Retrospective review of PICA aneurysms treated via intracranial bypass was performed...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922877/use-of-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-coated-vascular-plug-for-focal-intracranial-parent-vessel-sacrifice-for-fusiform-aneurysm-treatment
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Andrew P Carlson, Mohammad Abbas, Patricia Hall, Christopher Taylor
BACKGROUND: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms are challenging due to the circumferential nature of the disease. Endovascular parent vessel sacrifice with coils may be a treatment option, but typically requires a long vessel segment to induce complete cessation of flow. OBJECTIVE:   We evaluate early clinical experience with the intracranial use of the microvascular plug (MVP; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) device and to compare to previous coil-only techniques for vertebral artery sacrifice for fusiform vertebral aneurysm...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899830/simple-lateral-suboccipital-approach-and-modification-for-vertebral-artery-aneurysms-a-study-of-52-cases-over-10-years
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Mardjono Tjahjadi, Behnam Rezai-Jahromi, Joseph Serrone, Ville Nurminen, Joham Choque-Velasquez, Riku Kivisaari, Hanna Lehto, Mika Niemelä, Juha Hernesniemi
INTRODUCTION: Complex skull base approaches are frequently used to treat intracranial vertebral artery (VA) and proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms. These complex procedures are associated with higher risk of neurovascular injury. Hence, a less invasive surgical approach is needed to improve treatment's efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on clinical and radiological data from surgeries where simple lateral suboccipital and "lateral enough" approaches were used to clip VA aneurysms in the Department of Neurosurgery at Helsinki University Central Hospital from 2000 - 2009...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891190/is-multiple-overlapping-uncovered-stents-technique-suitable-for-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#4
Siang Lin Yeow, Hwa Liang Leo
A computational fluid dynamic model to assess the impact of flow-diverter device on intra-aneurysmal flow in complex aortic aneurysm from the viewpoint of hemodynamics is presented. The aim of this study is to investigate the hemodynamic effects of an endovascular flow-diverter technique using multiple overlapping uncovered stents (MOUS) in the treatment of complex aortic aneurysm involving side branch. The placement of porous barrier such as MOUS across the aneurysm alters the blood flow pattern in the aneurysm sac...
September 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876423/thrombosed-aneurysm-of-saphenous-vein-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Rogério Nastri, Marcus Antônio Ferez, Mauro José Brandão da Costa, Claudio Benedini Laguna, Marcus Vinicius Nascimento Valentin
We describe the case of a male patient, aged 76 years, referred for cardiac investigation due to retrosternal chest pain and dyspnea. He had a history of acute myocardial infarction and angioplasties in the last 30 years, including a saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafting (SVCABG). Echocardiogram showed hypoechoic oval formation near the right ventricle, suggesting a pericardial cyst. Computed angiotomography revealed a predominantly fusiform and thrombosed aneurysmal dilation of the SVCABG to the right coronary artery...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868105/primary-fusiform-superior-vena-cava-aneurysm
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Rajesh Sharma, Manoj Ravi, T Govindan Unni
Superior vena cava (SVC) aneurysms are rare mediastinal vascular lesions. We report a case of a 42-year-old female, who presented to the outpatient department with features suggestive of lower respiratory tract infection. Chest X-ray showed abnormal contour and widening of right border of mediastinum. Computed tomography (CT) thorax revealed fusiform aneurysmal ectasia of SVC measuring 4.5 × 5.5 × 8.9 cm without internal thrombosis or dissecting flap. Management options include observation with follow-up and in some cases anticoagulation and surgical excision may be considered...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861437/saccular-kommerell-aneurysm-a-potential-pitfall-on-mdct-imaging-a-review-of-imaging-features-and-potential-mimics
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Hui Lin Wong, Charlene Jin Yee Liew, Angeline Choo Choo Poh
Saccular Kommerell aneurysm represents a potential pitfall on Multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging, mimicking conditions such as saccular aneurysm of the thoracic aorta, ductus diverticulum and dilated Kommerell diverticulum. Accurate diagnosis of this condition is critical in the management of this potentially fatal condition. This paper reviews the MDCT imaging features of Kommerell aneurysms and its mimics and demonstrates how to make an accurate diagnosis through a series of four cases. MDCT features of Kommerell aneurysms, either saccular or fusiform types arising from a Kommerell diverticulum with atherosclerotic plaque and mural thrombus are discussed...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838123/microsurgical-management-of-large-fusiform-partially-thrombosed-middle-cerebral-artery-m2-aneurysm-with-end-to-end-m2-anastomosis-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Harminder Singh, Harley Brito da Silva, David C Straus, Mehdi Zeinalizadeh, Laligam N Sekhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826706/flow-diversion-and-outcomes-of-vertebral-fusiform-aneurysms-after-stent-only-treatment-a-hemodynamic-study
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Wenqiang Li, Jian Liu, Yisen Zhang, Kun Wang, Zhongbin Tian, Qianqian Zhang, Chuhan Jiang, Xinjian Yang, Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of treating vertebral fusiform aneurysms (VFAs) only with stents. Using computational fluid dynamics, we evaluated the hemodynamic patterns of VFAs following stent-only treatment (SOT) and monitored hemodynamic changes in the side branches. METHODS: Between September 2014 and December 2015, we enrolled 10 consecutive patients with VFAs who underwent SOT. Successful aneurysm reconstruction is defined as perfect reconstruction of the parent artery and complete or nearly complete occlusion of the aneurysm...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801322/portal-vein-aneurysm-in-thalassaemia
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Simi Das, Mousam Dey, Vinay Kumar, Hira Lal
Arterial aneurysms are more common than visceral venous aneurysms. Portal vein aneurysms being the most common type of visceral venous aneurysms. Here, we present an 18-year-old young woman with thalassaemia major, who presented with headache, palpitation, shortness of breath and a recent increase in blood transfusion rate. On clinical examination, she had hepatosplenomegaly. Ultrasonography revealed hepatosplenomegaly with fusiform dilatation of extrahepatic portal vein, which was confirmed to be portal vein aneurysm on contrast enhanced CT...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770205/fatal-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-caused-by-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-patient-with-pituitary-adenoma-and-meningitis
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Martin Winterholler, Roland Coras, Walter Geißdörfer, Rudolf Rammensee, Philipp Gölitz, Christian Bogdan, Roland Lang
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) frequently occur in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe the case of an immunocompetent 64-year-old man who presented with diplopia, right-sided hemiparesis, and a mild headache after cleaning and replacing nesting boxes of wild birds during the preceding months. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis, elevated protein, and lactate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Initial imaging showed ischemia in the left thalamus and an enlargement of the sellar region...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748256/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-interventional-neuroradiology
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Anil Arat, Ergun Daglioglu, Ilkay Akmangit, Ahmet Peker, Murat Arsava, Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu, Deniz Belen
PURPOSE: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have changed practice patterns in cardiology. These resorbable stents have not yet been utilized in the cerebrovascular circulation. We report the initial experiences with these devices in interventional neuroradiology. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical presentations, imaging findings and follow-up results of all patients treated using a BVS by our neurovascular team was carried out using hospital electronic charts and the hospital radiographic archive system...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715558/prevalence-of-intracranial-aneurysm-in-women-with-fibromuscular-dysplasia-a-report-from-the-us-registry-for-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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Henry D Lather, Heather L Gornik, Jeffrey W Olin, Xiaokui Gu, Steven T Heidt, Esther S H Kim, Daniella Kadian-Dodov, Aditya Sharma, Bruce Gray, Michael R Jaff, Yung-Wei Chi, Pamela Mace, Eva Kline-Rogers, James B Froehlich
Importance: The prevalence of intracranial aneurysm in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is uncertain. Objective: To examine the prevalence of intracranial aneurysm in women diagnosed with FMD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study included 669 women with intracranial imaging registered in the US Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia, an observational disease-based registry of patients with FMD confirmed by vascular imaging and currently enrolling at 14 participating US academic centers...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689945/chimney-stent-graft-repair-for-concurrent-inferior-mesenteric-artery-aneurysm-and-infra-renal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-case-report
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Zhen Wei Choo, Zhiwen Joseph Lo, Chun Hai Tan, Sundeep Punamiya, Sriram Narayanan
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of concurrent inferior mesenteric aortic (IMA) aneurysm and infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a novel indication for the use of chimney-stent graft technique in this patient. CASE REPORT: 82-year-old man with an asymptomatic 4.4-cm fusiform AAA and 3.6-cm IMA aneurysm, coupled with chronic occlusion of celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) at the ostia, underwent endovascular repair of both aneurysms...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680733/unilateral-isolated-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-due-to-pathologically-adherent-pica-fusiform-aneurysm-a-case-report
#15
Mike E Ekuma, Tetsuya Goto, Yoshiki Hanaoka, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo, Samuel C Ohaegbulam
BACKGROUND: Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to mechanical compression by a vascular lesion is rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 72-year-old man who presented with a 4-year history of swallowing disturbance and subsequently progressively worsening left-sided tongue atrophy. He was referred to our department by a neurologist due a magnetic resonance imaging detected left vertebral artery compression of the medulla. Neurological examination was unremarkable except for left hypoglossal nerve dysfunction, which presented as left-sided atrophy and impaired movement of the tongue...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674268/oral-steroid-use-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-expansion%C3%A3-positive-association
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Yuta Tajima, Hitoshi Goto, Masato Ohara, Munetaka Hashimoto, Daijiro Akamatsu, Takuya Shimizu, Noriyuki Miyama, Ken Tsuchida, Keiichiro Kawamura, Michihisa Umetsu, Shunya Suzuki, Noriaki Ohuchi
BACKGROUND: The maximum axial diameter (MAD) of a fusiform abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an indicator of the risk of expansion or rupture. Apart from smoking and MAD itself, few expansion risk factors have been reported. In this study, we investigated expansion risk factors for AAA.Methods and Results:This retrospective cohort study included 176 patients who attended Tohoku University Hospital with infrarenal fusiform AAA. AAA expansion rate was determined on multidetector computed tomography, and the correlations between expansion rate and the clinical data were analyzed...
June 30, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670064/coronary-arterial-aneurysms-in-previously-transplanted-donor-hearts
#17
Nitin Kondapalli, William C Roberts
Described herein is a 57-year-old man who had had a cardiac transplant 5 years earlier (at age 52) and died of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The donor heart was found to have a fusiform aneurysm, each filled with thrombus, in 2 major epicardial coronary arteries.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664014/super-selective-balloon-test-occlusion-of-the-posterior-communicating-artery-in-the-treatment-of-a-posterior-cerebral-artery-fusiform-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Makoto Isozaki, Hiroshi Arai, Hiroyuki Neishi, Ryuhei Kitai, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta
We report the case of a 49-year-old man with underlying hypertension who developed diplopia lasting 2 months. Magnetic resonance imaging and digital subtraction angiography showed multi-lobular unruptured aneurysms in the P2 portion of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) migrating into the interpeduncular cistern of the midbrain. Because the shapes of the aneurysms were serpentine fusiform and the posterior communicating artery (PCoA) was the fetal type, we planned anastomosis of the occipital artery to the P4 portion of the PCA followed by endovascular obliteration of the parent artery including the aneurysms...
October 2016: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639918/midterm-analysis-of-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#19
Gerard M Healy, Ciaran E Redmond, Sam Gray, Lucian Iacob, Stephen Sheehan, Joseph F Dowdall, Mary Barry, Colin P Cantwell, David P Brophy
PURPOSE: To assess rates of complications, secondary interventions, survival, and cause of death following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair over a 10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-institution retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing primary endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) between July 2006 and June 2015. The population constituted 175 patients with 163 fusiform and 12 saccular AAAs. Of these, 149 (85%) were male, with mean age 75...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589068/endovascular-treatment-of-large-unruptured-fusiform-fenestrated-vertebrobasilar-junction-aneurysm
#20
Saeed A Alqahtani, Daniel R Felbaum, Alex Tai, Ai-Hsi Liu, Rocco A Armonda
Fenestrated vertebrobasilar junction aneurysms are rare vascular lesions. Microsurgical intervention is extremely difficult due to the complex anatomy in the vicinity of these aneurysms. Endovascular neurosurgery appears to be safe and should be considered as the first modality of treatment. This case study details the treatment of an unruptured fusiform fenestrated vertebrobasilar junction aneurysm with endovascular occlusion with stent-assisted coiling. The optimal angiographic exposure and selective microcatheterization of the aneurysm were challenging due to the patient's body habitus, and the aneurysm was large with one dominant fenestrated limb...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
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