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Bruno Freitas, Yvonne Bausback, Johannes Schuster, Matthias Ulrich, Sven Bräunlich, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert
INTRODUCTION: To report our preliminary experience with endovascular revascularization of patients with acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI), using thrombectomy devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients admitted to our hospital due to AMI and who were subjected to concomitant or exclusive endovascular treatment, from January 2011 to January 2016. Patients were admitted at the emergency department, underwent imaging investigation and were referred to the endovascular specialist...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Caspar Brekenfeld, Einar Goebell, Holger Schmidt, Henning Henningsen, Christoffer Kraemer, Jörg Tebben, Fabian Flottmann, Götz Thomalla, Jens Fiehler
BACKGROUND: To satisfy the increasing demand of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for acute ischemic stroke treatment, new organizational concepts for patient care are required. This study evaluates time intervals of acute stroke management in two stroke care models, including one based on transportation of the interventionalist from a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) to treat patients in two primary stroke centers (PSC). We hypothesized that time intervals were not inferior for the 'drip-and-drive' concept compared with the traditional 'drip-and-ship' concept...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Adrien Daigeler, Cornelius Schubert, Tobias Hirsch, Björn Behr, Marcus Lehnhardt
INTRODUCTION: There are many techniques to identify vessels in perforator surgery, each with specific disadvantages. Handheld Dopplers are easy to use, but inaccurate with respect to the exact localisation of the perforator. Angio-CT is invasive, time consuming, and expensive. In contrast, duplex sonography is a reliable, easy-to-use and availabe alternative for pre-, intra-, and postoperative visualisation of vessels. Power Doppler further increases sensitivity and allows visualisation of vessels smaller than 0...
February 12, 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Mathew Wooster, Adam Doyle, Sean Hislop, Roan Glocker, Paul Armstrong, Michael Singh, Karl A Illig
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether rehearsal using patient-specific information loaded onto an endovascular simulator prior to carotid stenting improves procedural efficiency and outcomes. METHODS: Patients scheduled for carotid artery stenting who had adequate preoperative computed tomography (CT) imaging were considered for enrollment. After obtaining informed consent, patients were randomized to control versus rehearsal groups. Those in the rehearsal group had their CT scans loaded into an endovascular simulator (Angio Mentor) followed by case rehearsal by the attending on the simulator within 24 hours prior to the procedure; control patients underwent routine carotid stenting without rehearsal...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Jérémie Peidro, Mourad Boufi, Anderson D Loundou, Olivier Hartung, Bianca Dona, Florent Vernet, David Bensoussan, Yves S Alimi
BACKGROUND: Technical and clinical success of thoracic aortic endovascular procedures rests mainly on the choice of the proximal sealing zone (PSZ). The latter can be affected by multiple complications, all of them having a potential gravity and a direct link with the quality of the PSZ. The objective of this study was to analyze the risk factors of the occurrence of complications of the PSZ. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2015, all the patients treated by a thoracic stent graft in zones 2, 3, or 4 were retrospectively reviewed, with analysis of the preoperative and postoperative angio-computed tomography...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
J-M Fichelle
Long-term iliofemoral complications induced by radiation include vascular (arterial and venous) lesions, nervous lesions and soft tissue loss that can be cutaneous and subcutaneous and potentially lead to radionecrosis with vessel exposure. We present five cases of groin radionecrosis. There were three men and two women (age 30-73 years). Radiotherapy had been delivered 15 years earlier in three cases, and 2 years earlier in two cases. Symptoms were intermittent claudication (n=1), critical ischemia (n=1), and septic hemorrhage (n=1)...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
Monika Czaja, Zbigniew Wygoda, Agata Duszańska, Dominik Szczerba, Jan Głowacki, Mariusz Gąsior, Jarosław P Wasilewski
This article discusses the protocol for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy performed with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Indications for SPECT are listed with consideration given to the results of the increasingly more common angio-CT examinations of the coronary arteries (multislice computed tomography). The paper also presents basic information about interpreting the results, including the scores of left ventricle myocardial perfusion using the 17-segment polar map, and explains the concept of total perfusion deficit...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Jinxin Fu, Fengyong Liu, Kai Yuan, Jieyu Yan, Yan Wang, Jinlong Zhang, Bing Yuan, Maoqiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the performance of hybrid angio-CT in preoperative detection and localization for insulinomas. METHODS: Fifty-four postoperative pathology-confirmed patients from April 2015 to March 2017 were retrospectively reviewed; all patients underwent angio-CT with administration of contrast media in SMA, GDA and SA due to negative, inconclusive or controversial findings by several preoperative diagnostic methods including TAUS, CEUS, EUS, ECT, EMRI and DSA...
November 22, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Alexander Gerdom, Martial Vergauwen, Pierre Gianello, Catherine Behets, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: In the field of Vascularized Composite tissue Allotransplantation (VCA), the surgical design of facial subunit grafts is an evolving concept. The purpose of the present paper is to study the possibilities to divide the historical nose and lips face transplant into several morphological and functional subunit grafts, depending on their respective supply. METHODS: Our study was conducted in 20 adult cadavers. The facial artery and its branches were dissected bilaterally in 16 fresh and 4 embalmed heads...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, João Sargento-Freitas, Fernando Silva, Joana Parra, Patrícia Mendes, Vera Seara, Miguel Mesquita, Mariana Baptista, Gustavo Cordeiro, Luis Cunha
BACKGROUND: Calcifications are an important element of atherosclerotic plaques and have been used as a marker of atherosclerosis and clinical outcome predictor in different vascular territories. CT-scan, performed in the acute ischemic stroke setting, can reliably detect intracranial arterial calcifications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between intracranial internal carotid artery calcification and functional outcome, symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), recanalization, and death...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
José L Fernández-Torre, Alicia Paramio-Paz, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Borregán, Pedro Orizaola, Pilar Bosque-Varela, Miguel A Hernández-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Metaldehyde self-poisoning in adults is uncommon and, to the best of our knowledge, an episode of super-refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus (sr-NCSE) following an suicide attempt has not been previously demonstrated. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in coma. On neurologic examination, the pupils were reactive, brainstem reflexes were present and plantar responses were flexor bilaterally. Routine laboratory tests were unremarkable...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Marios-Nikos Psychogios, Daniel Behme, Katharina Schregel, Ioannis Tsogkas, Ilko L Maier, Johanna Rosemarie Leyhe, Antonia Zapf, Julia Tran, Mathias Bähr, Jan Liman, Michael Knauth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intrahospital time delays significantly affect the neurological outcome of stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion. This study was conducted to determine whether a one-stop management can reduce intrahospital times of patients with acute large-vessel occlusion. METHODS: In this observational study, we report the first 30 consecutive stroke patients imaged and treated in the same room. As part of our protocol, we transported patients with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of ≥10 directly to the angio suite, bypassing multidetector computed tomography (CT)...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Tadeusz A Mendel, Beata Błażejewska-Hyżorek, Grażyna M Szpak, Tomasz Stępień, Eliza Lewandowska, Sylwia Tarka, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska, Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz
In patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) the incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is estimated at about 37% and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) at 1% of patients. A case with coincident occurrence of ICH, SAH and CVT in a patient with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is reported. A 79-year-old woman was admitted to the Neurological Department after the occurrence of generalized seizures, the first in her life. On admission she was unconscious with right hemiparesis and deviation of eyes to the left...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
N Benleghib, L Boukabache, B Aziza, L Boudine, A Boulacel, B Boussafsaf
The Persistent Sciatic Artery (PSA) is an unusual anatomical variation due to the persistence of an embryological artery, which should disappear before the 3rd month of intrauterine life. The reported case is that of a woman who developed an acute ischemia of the right lower limb, revealing the presence of persistent sciatic artery. Diagnosis was made only belatedly by means of angio-CT. The amputation was the inevitable choice of treatment.
September 19, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
Jérôme Duisit, Hadrien Amiel, Giuseppe Orlando, Adeline Dedriche, Catherine Behets, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: As a route towards face bioengineering, our group previously reported the production of a complete scaffold production by perfusion-decellularization of a porcine ear subunit graft and partial recellularization. In order to extend the scaffold to the whole face and to down-scale it, we applied our findings to a rodent hemi-facial graft model. METHODS: After euthanasia, seven full-thickness rat hemi-face grafts were harvested with the CCA and the EJV as pedicle, and cannulated...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Theodoros Kratimenos, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Dimitrios Tomais, Michalis Argiriou
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become lately the procedure of choice in the treatment of most pathologies of descending thoracic aorta. Aortic arch aneurysms also came to be treated by TEVAR with various hybrid techniques or custom-made scalloped/fenestrated stent grafts. Zone 0; ascending TEVAR is more challenging than TEVAR of the descending thoracic aorta or aortic arch because of the more complex pathology, hemodynamics, and anatomy. Ascending TEVAR can be a lifesaving treatment in selected high surgical risk patients...
February 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Péter Tamáska, Gergely Ráski, Ákos Pataki, István Lázár
PURPOSE: The role of interventional radiology in the treatment of hepatic malignancies is steeply raising. Our purpose is to present the importance of cone-beam CT (CBCT) during TACE (transarterial chemoembolization) procedures for liver tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1st of June 2013 and 31st of July 2016, we performed 130 TACE procedures in 64 patients in the Borsod University Teaching Hospital at Miskolc. During some of the treatments of 44 patients CBCT was also performed...
September 2017: Magyar Sebészet
Jang Yoo, Bom Sahn Kim, Jin Chung, Hai-Jeon Yoon
We evaluated the prognostic value of quantitative parameters using dual time point (DTP) F-FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) in invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC) with metastatic axillary lymph nodes (ALN) as compared with dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI.Seventy patients with IDC and metastatic ALN were retrospectively registered. Static PET parameters including maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of primary tumor, SUVmax of ALN (SUVALN), and percentage changes (Δ%) in those parameters were measured with DTP PET/CT...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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