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Hilin Yildirim, Guus W van Lammeren, Çagdas Ünlü, Eric P van Dongen, Rob Hw van de Mortel, Jean-Paul Pm de Vries
Objectives To evaluate long-term outcome and quality of life after open and endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Methods All consecutive ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm patients at the St. Antonius Hospital treated for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm between January 2005 and January 2015 were included. Mortality, morbidity, and re-interventions within 30 days and during follow-up were registered. Quality of life was measured with Short Form-36 questionnaire among survivors. Additional subgroup analysis between open repair and endovascular repair was performed...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
Manjiri Joshi, Robert Tulloh
Kawasaki disease is an acute, systemic vasculitis of childhood and confers a 25% risk of developing coronary artery aneurysms. Its etiology is unknown, but the incidence is increasing rapidly with linked gene polymorphisms having been identified. A constellation of symptoms, epidemics and seasonality all implicate an unidentified infective or environmental cause. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, aspirin and steroids all form the mainstay of acute treatment and reduces the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms if given before 7 days...
August 22, 2017: Future Cardiology
Sunita M C De Sousa, Emily J Meyer, Wayne Rankin, Peter J Brautigan, Morton G Burt, David J Torpy
PURPOSE: Internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms have rarely been found in association with marked hyperprolactinemia in the absence of prolactinoma; the cause of hyperprolactinemia has never been investigated. We aimed to determine if the observed hyperprolactinemia is due to a vascular-derived or known prolactin secretagogue from the injured ICA, analogous to pregnancy-associated hyperprolactinemia putatively due to placental factors. METHODS: We conducted a case series and literature review of individuals with severe hyperprolactinemia in association with ICA aneurysms...
August 21, 2017: Pituitary
Krishna Prasad Bellam Premnath, Gigy Kuruttukulam, Anil Kumar Shivan
pCONus is a stent-like endovascular device which aids in retention of coils within wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms. It is retrievable even after complete deployment and is detached electrolytically. The pCONus aided coiling of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms has a high technical success rate and a good safety profile. Different complications have been described in literature with the usage of pCONus. This case report describes a unreported complication of inappropriately deployed pCONus device.
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Antonio Pierro, Savino Cilla, Eleonora Cucci, Giuseppina Sallustio
Congenital absence of internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare anomaly seen in around 0.01% of the population. High incidence of aneurysms is reported in these patients population. Many patients are asymptomatic as the development of a collateral circulation ensures cerebral perfusion. The embryology, the common collateral pathways, and the imaging findings associated with this anomaly are illustrated with 2 new cases. We reported the cases of 2 totally asymptomatic patients at the time of imaging in which ICA agenesis was proved on computed tomography angiography...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
Ângela Massignan, Felipe Victora Wagner, Pedro Toniolo de Carvalho, Alexandre da Silveira Cima
The persistent sciatic artery is a rare anatomical variant, representing the persistence of the sciatic artery in adult life that is responsible for the major blood supply to the lower limb in early embryologic development. Such persistence may be bilateral and can remain asymptomatic for many years. However, aneurysmal degeneration has been described as a complication of the persistent sciatic artery, which may cause critical limb ischemia resulting from thrombosis or embolization of aneurysm thrombus. Digital subtraction angiography, Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography are the most frequently used diagnostic tools to detect, classify and determine the presence of complications of a PSA...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
Elizabeth M Johnson, Jamie T Caracciolo
Solid variant aneurysmal bone cyst is a rare benign bone lesion, representing a small fraction of all aneurysmal bone cysts. The imaging appearance and histologic features may overlap with other benign and malignant neoplasms, posing a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians, pathologists, and radiologists. We present a case of solid variant aneurysmal bone cyst of the distal fibula and review the radiologic and histologic features important for diagnosis.
September 2017: Radiology case reports
Kohei Hamamoto, Emiko Chiba, Katsuhiko Matsuura, Tomohisa Okochi, Keisuke Tanno, Osamu Tanaka
Pulmonary varix is a rare entity that presents as a focal aneurysmal dilatation of the pulmonary vein and is frequently mistaken for a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). It is important to distinguish between pulmonary varix and PAVM because the former does not usually require treatment. We present the findings of non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography with the time-spatial labeling inversion pulse technique in case of pulmonary varix and PAVM and the utility of this method for differentiating between these diseases...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
So Hyeon Bak, Heon Han
Bronchial artery aneurysm is a rare vascular abnormality, with an incidence of <1% based on diagnosis by selective bronchial angiography. It is manifested in various forms, ranging from an incidental finding on radiologic examination to life-threatening hemorrhage resulting from aneurysm rupture. We report a case of a 60-year-old man with a mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm which was incidentally detected on chest computed tomography.
September 2017: Radiology case reports
Roxana Elena Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Cristian Mihalea, Bogdan Dorobat, Eliza Elena Cinteza, Adriana Dan, Magdalena Mihai, Adela Dimitriade, Cristian Boros, Mircea Dumitru, Ionut Gobej, Octavian Munteanu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu
Located under the cerebral hemispheres and draining the anterior and central regions of the brain into the sinus of the posterior cerebral fossa, the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is considered to be a rare cause of hydrocephaly. The presence of this condition in the neonatal period typically includes intractable heart failure and a poor prognosis. We report a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks of gestation, with the delivery at term by caesarean section of a female infant...
December 2016: Mædica
Yu Shao, Lei Wan, Jianhua Zhang, Zhengdong Li, Ningguo Liu, Ping Huang, Donghua Zou, Yijiu Chen
Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and PMCT angiography (PMCTA) are rapidly becoming effective and practical methods in forensic medicine. In this article, the authors introduce a whole-body PMCTA approach involving left ventricle cardiac puncture. This procedure was performed in 9 males and 3 females. PMCT was performed first. Then a biopsy core needle was used for a percutaneous puncture into the left ventricle through the intercostal area under CT guidance. 1000 mL of contrast media (diatrizoate meglumine and normal saline [0...
2017: PloS One
Bow Wang, Yi-Fang Tu, Yi-Shan Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Neurology
C-M Luo, C-Y Chan, Y-S Chen, S-S Wang, N-H Chi, I-H Wu
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Endovascular repair (EVAR) of mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) has become an alternative treatment for high risk patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term survival and outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 40 consecutive patients with MAAs undergoing EVAR and subsequent intravenous antibiotic treatment between September 2009 and April 2015. Follow-up was truncated on 30 April 2015. Uni- and multivariate logistic regression were used to assess risk factors of adverse outcomes...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Stanisław Hendryk, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Sabrina Ben Ahmed, Adrien Louvancourt, Guillaume Daniel, Pierre Combe, Ambroise Duprey, Jean-Noël Albertini, Jean-Pierre Favre, Eugenio Rosset
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the early and long-term outcome of cryopreserved arterial allografts (CAAs) used for in situ reconstruction of abdominal aortic native or secondary graft infection and to identify predictors of mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively included 71 patients (mean age, 65.2 years [range, 41-84 years]; men, 91.5%) treated for abdominal aortic native or secondary graft infection (65 prosthetic graft infections; 16 of them had secondary aortoenteric fistula, 2 venous graft infections, and 4 mycotic aneurysms) by in situ reconstruction with CAA in the university hospitals of Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Etienne from 2000 to 2016...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Sonia Yousef, Xiaoming Guo, Xuequan Feng, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of the upper posterior circulation (UPC), including the superior cerebellar [SCA] and posterior cerebral arteries [PCA], may be necessary as part of the surgical treatment of complex UPC aneurysms or vertebrobasilar insufficiency. The existing bypass options have relative advantages and disadvantages. However, the use of a superficial temporal artery graft (STAg) in a bypass from the internal maxillary artery (IMA) to the UPC has not been previously assessed...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Takayuki Kikuchi, Akira Ishii, Hideo Chihara, Daisuke Arai, Mitsushige Ando, Yohei Takenobu, Tomohisa Okada, Yasushi Takagi, Susumu Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: Management after stent-assisted coiling (SAC) for unruptured intracranial aneurysm is sometimes difficult because close monitoring for ischemic events for a long period of time after the procedure is necessary. The purpose of this study was to clarify the usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) at follow-up after SAC. METHODS: Sixty-six consecutive cases of SAC for unruptured intracranial aneurysm in our institute and affiliated hospitals were retrospectively reviewed for a delayed ischemic event...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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
Ryosuke Takeda, Shumpei Mori, Tomomi Akita, Akira Nagasawa, Shinsuke Shimoyama, Tatsuya Nishii, Shiho Abe-Suzuki, Shota Hasegawa, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita, Ken-Ichi Hirata
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August 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Yosuke Sato, Kazuhiro Ando, Makoto Kawaguchi, Kenichi Kakinuma
INTRODUCTION: Distal medial lenticulostriate artery (LSA) aneurysms associated with isolated intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) are extremely rare. We report a very rare case of the isolated IVH due to the rupture of the distal medial LSA pseudoaneurysm that was not visible at the initial angiography but later emerged and grew. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman with a history of hypertension had sudden onset of severe headache and mild consciousness disturbance. The computed tomography scan revealed the IVH, but the initial angiographies showed no evidence of aneurysm...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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