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Verena Tscholl, Abdullah Khaled-A Lsharaf, Tina Lin, Barbara Bellmann, Sebastian Biewener, Patrick Nagel, Saba Suhail, Klaus Lenz, Ulf Landmesser, Mattias Roser, Andreas Rillig
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of the second-generation cryoballoon (CB) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) has been demonstrated previously. Data on the efficacy of CB ablation in patients with persistent AF are sparse. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the 2-year success rate of pulmonary vein isolation in patients with persistent AF using the second-generation CB. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients (mean age 64...
September 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
A Gombert, H Jalaie, M J Jacobs, J Grommes
A common reason for painful lesions of the popliteal fossa are baker's cysts. An important differential diagnosis is the popliteal artery aneurysm, which is rare, but is associated with severe complications. The preferred method of diagnosis is the colour-coded duplex ultrasound. By showing the case of a 58-year-old man, who experienced life-threatening complications caused by an insufficient diagnosis before the operation of a Baker's cyst, we want to underline the importance of preoperative duplex ultrasound diagnosis in this context...
March 2015: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
Oliver Kirschberg, Andreas Scheding, Thomas Saers, Bernd Krakamp
BACKGROUND: Massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage can be the dominant symptom of decompensated liver cirrhosis, varices and ulcerations in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Postoperative complications are known to lead to these bleedings. Commonly, emergency endoscopy will be performed. Here we report of a patient with extensive bleeding caused by an aneurysma spurium of the arteria hepatica dextra induced by a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The condition was diagnosed by the Doppler ultrasound scan of the liver...
2013: BMC Gastroenterology
Ioana Grigorescu, Dan Lucian Dumitraşcu, Simona Manole, Daniela Fodor
True and false aneurysmas (pseudoaneurysmas) of veins are very rare conditions. We present the case of a 58 year old woman with a progressive spheric enlargement with pusatile character of the right laterocervical area. Ultrasonography established the diagnosis showing the vascular mass with turbulent flow belonging to the external jugular vein and the communication with the internal jugular vein.. The particularities of this case are the absence of an obvious etiology and the particular variant of flow direction from internal towards the external jugular vein...
September 2012: Medical Ultrasonography
D Avazashvili, Z Nonikashvili, Z Gugulashvili, L Huhunaishvili
UNLABELLED: Case reports of two patients with aneurysms, description of clinical sings, steps of diagnostic protocols and surgical techniques are presented in this article. The first case - false aneurysm of the proper lateral artery of the ІV finger of the right hand; second case - false aneurysm of the right hand. In both cases operation of aneurismal sac resection with ligation of aneurysma forming vessels were performed. After surgical interventions compensation of blood circulation and full restoration of the function of operated segments were found...
November 2011: Georgian Medical News
Jing Yang, Dong Xu, Zhu-jun Shen, Chong-hui Wang, Shu-yang Zhang, Zhong-jie Fan, Xiao-feng Jin, Yong Zeng, Zhen-yu Liu, Hong-zhi Xie, Quan Fang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and coronary angiographic features of patients with systemic vasculitis and coronary artery disease. METHOD: Fifteen patients (11 male) with systemic vasculitis and coronary artery diseases admitted to our hospital from January 1999 to October 2009 were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 6 patients with Behcet's disease, 3 patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome, 2 patients with Takayasu arteritis, 1 patient with polyarteritis nodosa, 1 patient with microscopic polyangiitis, 1 patient with Wegner's granulomatosis and 1 patient with Kawasaki disease...
August 2011: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
H I Secer, B Duz, I Solmaz, E Gonul
BACKGROUND: Arachnoid cysts are often associated with subdural hematoma following head trauma. The incidental finding of an aneurysma and a cyst is rare. We describe for the first time the treatment of such a case using endoscopic techniques. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a mild headache and a hemifacial spasm attack at the right side of his face. The radiological examinations demonstrated bilateral slyvian fissure arachnoid cysts and an aneurysm with the dome projecting superolaterally, at the bifurcation of the right middle cerebral artery in the arachnoid cyst...
June 2010: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery: MIN
Z Halloul, J Tautenhahn, M Weber, D Hay, S Wolff, F Meyer
BACKGROUND: A popliteal venous aneurysm is rare but needs to be considered a silent threat due to the risk of pulmonary embolism. CASE REPORT AND METHOD: Using the report of an exemplary case, the diagnostic and therapeutic management including outcome is described. In particular, the favourable, case-adapted surgical approach of aneurysma resection and direct suture of the vascular wall because of the extraordinary aneurysma of the right popliteal vein is emphasised...
August 2010: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
Lars Henrik Frauchiger, Roger Harstall, Jennifer Kajahn, Suzanne Anderson, Stefan Eggli
The authors report on bilateral simultaneous knee arthroplasty in a 40-year-old male patient with haemophilia A, high inhibitor titre and an aneurysma spurium of the right popliteal artery. Both knees showed a fixed flexion deformity of 20 degrees. To build up haemostasis, treatment with activated prothrombin complex concentrate (APCC) and recombinant activated factor seven (rFVIIa) was initiated preoperatively. A tourniquet was used on both sides during the operation and factor VIII (FVIII) was administered to further correct coagulopathy...
2010: Swiss Medical Weekly
N Pipitone, C Salvarani, H H Peter
Chronic periaortitis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder which affects the abdominal aorta and may spread into the retroperitoneum, often encasing the ureters. An aneurysma of the abdominal aorta and vasculitis of the thoracic aorta and of supra-aortic vessels may also coexist. Chronic periaortitis can be idiopathic or secondary to different triggers such as drugs, tumors and infections. Abdominal and/or low back pain is the hallmark symptom. Laboratory markers of inflammation are usually increased. The diagnosis rests on computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, which typically show a retroperitoneal mass displacing the aorta anteriorly and the ureters medially...
January 2010: Der Internist
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October 2008: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
M B Joković, D Radulović, G M Tasić, B M Djurović, V T Jovanović, I M Nikolić, E E Slavik, M Lj Rakić
Spontaneus intracerebral haemorrhage is a common cause of stroke especially in the young. The term "spontaneuos intracerebral haemorrhage" refers to bleeding without coincident trauma. About 80% of this haemorrhage occur supratentorial in the basal nuclei and they are associated with hypertension. Etiological factors range from congenital vascular malformations (aneurysmas, AVM, cavernomas) to acquired and degenerative vascular and brain conditions. In primary intracerebral hemorrhage arterial hypertension and consequent vascular changes are the major etiological factors...
2008: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
Lj B Vujotić, M Lj Rakić, D V Radulović, E E Slavik, L R Danilović, B D Nestorović, L G Rasulić, V T Jovanović
In development of intracranial aneurysms contribute genetic factors together with smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus. Epidemiology studies suggest that as many as 5% of people harbour a cerebral aneurysm by age 75. Rupture of cerebral aneurysm is the most frequent cause of spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage (up to 80%.) Annual incidence of SAH is 10-14/100 000, but only 15-20% of aneurysms will rupture, and that will happen probably between 40-60 years. The morbidity and mortality of aneurismal subarachnoid (SAH) continues to be high...
2008: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
R Kopp, J Linn, K Stelter, R Weidenhagen, G Meimarakis, J Berndt
BACKGROUND: A left recurrent nerve palsy caused by left atrium hypertrophy, dilatation of the left pulmonary artery or a thoracic aortic arch aneurysma is named Ortner's syndrome. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 84-year old male patient with a posttraumatic aneurysm of the distal aortic arch known for 20 years, which became symptomatic by new presentation of an acute hoarseness caused by a left sided recurrent nerve palsy due to rapid aneurysma expansion. Because of the aneurysma localization, the advanced age and the patient?s morbidity he was treated by a hybrid procedure with an extrathoracic reconstruction of the supraaortic arteries by a right to left carotid-carotid bypass and transposition of the left subclavian artery followed by endovascular implantation of aortic stent grafts for aneurysma exclusion...
October 2008: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
G Freund, D Dürschmied, Q Zhou, S Richter, R Macharzina, R Haas, A Becherer, C Bode, C Hehrlein
BACKGROUND: Pseudoaneurysm is a common complication of cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention with an incidence of 2% even in experienced centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a feasibility study conducted between December 2004 and February 2006 we enrolled 76 patients consecutively to receive local thrombin injection (mean 329 IU; range 100-800 IU) into the aneurysma sac. RESULTS: Ultrasound guided thrombotic occlusion of pseudoaneurysms was successful after one injection in 83% of the patients, 17% of the patients required more than one injection...
May 2007: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Z Voboril
INTRODUCTION: Aortointestinal fistula is a patological communication between the aorta and the gut. Two groups of these fistulas are described. The primary fistulas originated as complications of aneurysma of the abdominal aorta and the secondary fistulas as a consequence of reconstruction of the abdominal aorta or the iliac arteries. CASE REPORT: A case report of 69-year-old man operated for aneurysma of abdominal aorta with implanted aortal prosthesis is described...
June 2006: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Laura Rizzo, Stefania Greco Crasto, Daniele Savio, Simona Veglia, Ottavio Davini, Marco Giraudo, Paolo Cerrato, Roberto De Lucchi
Evaluate Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) sensibility in the diagnosis and follow-up of dissection of Internal Carotid and Vertebral Artery (ICA/VA). We revalued MR examination of 36 patients, 24 men, 12 women, aged 18-69 years. All patients underwent brain TC and MR (GE 1 Tesla); in 16 subjects 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF-3D) MRA was performed and in 20 subjects a Contrast-Enhanced MRA (CEMRA) of neck and head arteries. Thirty-one patients underwent a MRA follow-up. Dissection involved ICA in 30 and VA in 8...
September 2006: Emergency Radiology
Jorge Vega S, Jaime Duclós H
We report a 22 years old male with chronic allergic rhinitis, who presented with asthma, prolonged fever, eosinophilia, cutaneous vasculitis, subcutaneous nodules, polyarthritis, ulcers in the nasal mucosa and external auditory canal, hematuria, proteinuria, renal failure, severe hypertension, pulmonary infiltrates and mesenteric ischemia with a perforation of the sigmoid colon. Arteriography showed multiple aneurysmae of intrarenal arteries and a skin biopsy showed a leukocytoclastic vasculitis. A diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome was made...
January 2006: Revista Médica de Chile
M Michael, H John, S Wildermuth, C Ruedi, B Marincek, T Boehm
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to prospectively compare intravenous pyelography (IVP) and combined unenhanced and excretory phase multidetector-row CT (MDCT) with respect to image quality, diagnostic certainty and diagnostic concordance with the final clinical diagnosis in patients with painless microhematuria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unenhanced MDCT, IVP and excretory phase MDCT were performed in 59 consecutive patients (21 women, 38 men, mean age 56 +/- 19 years, range 23 - 83 years) with painless microhematuria of unknown origin during a single examination with a single contrast media application (100 ml, non-ionic iodinated contrast media)...
October 2005: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
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