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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325938/aortic-coarctation-complicated-with-intracranial-aneurysm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Hui Zhang, Lei Feng
BACKGROUND: Cases of aortic coarctation complicated with rupture and hemorrhage of intracranial aneurysms are not common in clinical practice. This paper reports a case of middle-aged female patient presented with acute severe headache. CASE DESCRIPTION: Head CT demonstrated her extensive subarachnoid hemorrhage. DSA demonstrated coarctation and occlusion of proximal thoracic aorta and occlusion of terminal aortic arch. Aortic-intracranial CTA confirmed that the patient had aortic coarctation complicated with anterior communicating artery aneurysm...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323743/differential-expression-profile-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-human-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#2
Yang Li, Yang Liu, Suxuan Liu, Feng Wu, Songhua Li, Fan Yang, Ying Gu, Guokun Wang, Zhiyun Xu
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is progressive fatal aortic pathological dilation, which is characterized by increased proteoglycans and loss of elastic fibers. Recent advances on long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), an important regulator in many biological processes, suggested the close correlation between expression patterns and disease progression. In the present study, the ascending aortic tissues were collected from ascending TAA patients (n = 33) and organ donors (n = 16). Microarray analysis and real-time PCR were then applied to detect the lncRNA expression profiles...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322658/successful-resection-to-treat-idiopathic-azygos-vein-aneurysm
#3
Go Hatachi, Takuro Miyazaki, Tomohiro Obata, Yuka Kitamura, Keitaro Matsumoto, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Yamasaki, Naoe Kinoshita, Takeshi Nagayasu
Azygos vein aneurysm is a rare disease. Surgical resection is usually performed when it ruptures. To avoid the thromboembolism, procedures that do not touch or push the aneurysm are recommended. Herein, we report a case of idiopathic azygos vein aneurysm. A 56-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for right lateral chest pain. Chest enhanced multi-detector CT revealed an azygos vein aneurysm in the posterior mediastinal space. No thrombus in the aneurysm was detected before surgery. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was performed to treat the aneurysm...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320978/two-vessel-branched-stent-graft-for-severely-angulated-aortic-arch-aneurysm-in-a-jehovah-s-witness
#4
Chung S Lim, A Dhutia, Celia Riga, A Dharmadasa, Richard G J Gibbs, Mohamad S Hamady
Aneurysmal disease involving the origins of supra aortic vessels often requires complex open and/or endovascular repair that is not only associated with significant risk of mortality and morbidity but also often with perioperative blood loss requiring transfusion. We report a successful repair of a large thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) involving the aortic arch with a custom-made Bolton Relay 2-vessel branched thoracic aortic endograft in a 42-year-old Jehovah's Witness who would otherwise be very unlikely to survive an open repair...
February 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313372/optimization-of-three-dimensional-modeling-for-geometric-precision-and-efficiency-for-healthy-and-diseased-aortas
#5
Christopher P Cheng, Yufei D Zhu, Ga-Young Suh
The study purpose is to optimize modeling parameters, specifically segmentation spacing and centerline extraction, to efficiently construct accurate 3D aortic models. Models are constructed by centerline extraction and orthogonal 2D segmentations. We examine the effect of segmentation interval spacing (2, 1, 0.5, 0.25 cm) and orthogonal segmentation and centerline extraction iteration (one, two, three iterations) for constructing models of Healthy, Tortuous, Aneurysmal, and Dissected human thoracic aortas...
January 9, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312721/retrospective-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-28-patients-surgery-or-endovascular-techniques
#6
Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Background: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital pulmonary malformation. In this study, we aimed to retrospect and evaluate the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of PS in 28 patients at our institute. Methods: The files of 28 patients with PS who were treated with surgery (21 cases) or endovascular intervention (7 cases) between May 2005 and June 2016 from a single institute were retrospectively reviewed. The following data of all patients were analyzed: age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods, operative techniques, and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310814/microarray-expression-profile-analysis-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#7
Yang Li, Nan Yang
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a highly lethal vascular disease. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are newly discovered as a regulator of protein genes and play critical roles in cardiovascular physio-pathological processes. However, there were a few studies looking at lncRNAs in TAA. In this study, we profiled differential expression of lncRNAs between TAA (TAA group, N = 6) and normal thoracic aorta (control group, n = 6) by third-generation lncRNA microarray. We identified 1352 up-regulated and 1624 down-regulated lncRNAs with differential expression (log fold-change > 2...
January 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301789/consideration-of-sex-differences-in-design-and-reporting-of-experimental-arterial-pathology-studies-statement-from-atvb-council
#8
REVIEW
Peggy Robinet, Dianna M Milewicz, Lisa A Cassis, Nicholas J Leeper, Hong S Lu, Jonathan D Smith
There are many differences in arterial diseases between men and women, including prevalence, clinical manifestations, treatments, and prognosis. The new policy of the National Institutes of Health, which requires the inclusion of sex as a biological variable for preclinical studies, aims to foster new mechanistic insights and to enhance our understanding of sex differences in human diseases. The purpose of this statement is to suggest guidelines for designing and reporting sex as a biological variable in animal models of atherosclerosis, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial disease...
January 4, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301465/outcomes-following-operative-management-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-in-the-pediatric-patients
#9
Jesus M Matos, Lorena Gonzalez, Elias Kfoury, Angela Echeverria, Carlos F Bechara, Peter H Lin
Objectives Thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition commonly reported in adults, occurs infrequently in the pediatric population. The objective of this study was to assess the outcome of surgical interventions of thoracic outlet syndrome in pediatric patients. Methods Clinical records of all pediatric patients with thoracic outlet syndrome who underwent operative repair from 2002 to 2015 in a tertiary pediatric hospital were reviewed. Pertinent clinical variables and treatment outcomes were analyzed. Results Sixty-eight patients underwent a total of 72 thoracic outlet syndrome operations (mean age 15...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300374/clinical-history-and-management-recommendations-of-the-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-due-to-acta2-arginine-179-alterations
#10
Ellen S Regalado, Lauren Mellor-Crummey, Julie De Backer, Alan C Braverman, Lesley Ades, Susan Benedict, Timothy J Bradley, M Elizabeth Brickner, Kathryn C Chatfield, Anne Child, Cori Feist, Kathryn W Holmes, Glen Iannucci, Birgit Lorenz, Paul Mark, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki, Shaine A Morris, Anna L Mitchell, John R Ostergaard, Julie Richer, Denver Sallee, Sherene Shalhub, Mustafa Tekin, Anthony Estrera, Patricia Musolino, Anji Yetman, Reed Pyeritz, Dianna M Milewicz
PurposeSmooth muscle dysfunction syndrome (SMDS) due to heterozygous ACTA2 arginine 179 alterations is characterized by patent ductus arteriosus, vasculopathy (aneurysm and occlusive lesions), pulmonary arterial hypertension, and other complications in smooth muscle-dependent organs. We sought to define the clinical history of SMDS to develop recommendations for evaluation and management.MethodsMedical records of 33 patients with SMDS (median age 12 years) were abstracted and analyzed.ResultsAll patients had congenital mydriasis and related pupillary abnormalities at birth and presented in infancy with a patent ductus arteriosus or aortopulmonary window...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283918/clinical-utility-of-intraoperative-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-to-prevent-postoperative-spinal-cord-injury-in-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-repair-an-audit-of-the-japanese-association-of-spinal-cord-protection-in-aortic-surgery-database
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Kenji Yoshitani, Kenichi Masui, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Mikito Kawamata, Manabu Kakinohana, Shinya Kato, Kyoko Hasuwa, Michiaki Yamakage, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Kimitoshi Nishiwaki, Tadashi Aoyama, Yoshimi Inagaki, Kazumasa Yamasaki, Mishiya Matsumoto, Kazuyoshi Ishida, Atsuo Yamashita, Katsuhiro Seo, Shinichi Kakumoto, Hironobu Hayashi, Yuu Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Takashi Ishida, Hiroyuki Uchino, Takayasu Kakinuma, Yoshitsugu Yamada, Yoshiteru Mori, Shunsuke Izumi, Kunihiro Nishimura, Michikazu Nakai, Yoshihiko Ohnishi
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord ischemic injury is the most devastating sequela of descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) have been used to intraoperatively assess motor tract function, but it remains unclear whether MEP monitoring can decrease the incidence of postoperative motor deficits. Therefore, we reviewed multicenter medical records of patients who had undergone descending and thoracoabdominal aortic repair (both open surgery and endovascular repair) to assess the association of MEP monitoring with postoperative motor deficits...
December 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281610/aortic-replacement-in-cardiac-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Eric E Roselli
The number of aorta procedures performed annually in the United States has grown substantially during the past decade. Cleveland Clinic is a leader in research on the risk of aortic dissection in patients with a bicuspid or tricuspid aortic valve and associated aneurysm, which has led to changes in the recommendations of when to operate. Safety and efficacy data support more proactive treatment for most patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or dissection with a growing emphasis on the need to provide life-long care to patients with aortic conditions...
December 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279784/endovascular-repair-of-aortobronchial-fistula-due-to-saccular-aneurysm-of-thoracic-aorta
#13
Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos, Kyriakos Stavridis, Ioannis Lazaridis, Nikolaos Saratzis
Aortobronchial fistula (ABF) is a rare condition which can be lethal if left untreated. Open surgical treatment carries high morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in endovascular technology have made thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) the treatment of choice. We present a successful endovascular repair of aortobronchial fistula due to a saccular aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta.
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276439/endovascular-treatment-of-distal-aortic-arch-aneurysm-associated-with-coarctation-of-aorta-in-a-jehovah-s-witness
#14
Luigi Di Tommaso, Vito A Mannacio, Ettorino Di Tommaso, Giovanni B Pinna, Immacolata Fontana, Gabriele Iannelli
Late aneurysm formation in the proximal aorta or distal aortic arch is a recognized sequela of untreated stenosis of the aortic isthmus and is associated with substantial risk of aortic rupture. We describe the case of a 44-year-old man with untreated coarctation of the aorta who presented with a prestenotic dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm. He declined surgery because he was a Jehovah's Witness. Instead, we performed emergency endovascular aortic repair in which 2 stent-grafts were placed in the descending aorta...
December 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276106/natural-history-of-the-proximal-aorta-in-patients-with-descending-thoracic-aortic-disease
#15
Paul C Tang, Paul D DiMusto, Nilto C De Oliveira, Brooks L Rademacher, Jennifer L Philip, Shahab A Akhter, Charles W Acher
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the growth and behavior of the ascending aorta in patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. METHODS: We examined 200 patients with descending thoracic aortic disease including acute type B dissection (n = 95), chronic type B dissection (n = 38), intramural hematoma (n = 23), and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (n = 44). Images from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were evaluated after three-dimensional reconstruction to examine the growth rate in those with >1 year of imaging follow-up (n = 108)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275829/risk-modeling-to-optimize-patient-selection-for-management-of-the-descending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#16
Akiko Tanaka, Harleen K Sandhu, Wande B Pratt, Rana Afifi, Charles C Miller, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, Maria E Codreanu, Naveed U Saqib, Ali Azizzadeh, Hazim J Safi, Anthony L Estrera
BACKGROUND: A single-institutional study comparing early and long-term outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) was performed to determine the appropriate treatment option for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA). METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, 438 DTAA patients were treated (TEVAR, 88; OSR, 350). Acute dissection and traumatic injury were excluded. Perioperative and follow-up data were reviewed. Stratified analyses were conducted to identify patients most likely to benefit from TEVAR...
December 21, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274600/evidence-of-intimal-tear-in-type-a-intramural-hematoma-of-the-aorta-a-case-series
#17
Gianfranco Filippone, Giovanni Caruana, Claudia Calia, Violetta Moscaritolo, Vincenzo Argano
INTRODUCTION: Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is described as "dissection without intimal tear" due to rupture of vasa vasorum, which results in bleeding within the tunica media in the absence of intimal disruption or blood flow communication. The aim of our study is to validate perioperative evidence of intimal entry tear in patients with IMH and to suggest that this entity may represent a part of a disease and not a separate disease. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We report two patients admitted to our institution with sudden onset thoracic pain...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249976/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-development-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-what-is-the-role-of-endothelial-cells
#18
REVIEW
Vera van de Pol, Kondababu Kurakula, Marco C DeRuiter, Marie-José Goumans
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital cardiac malformation. Patients with a BAV have a predisposition for the development of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). This pathological aortic dilation may result in aortic rupture, which is fatal in most cases. The abnormal aortic morphology of TAAs results from a complex series of events that alter the cellular structure and extracellular matrix (ECM) composition of the aortic wall. Because the major degeneration is located in the media of the aorta, most studies aim to unravel impaired smooth muscle cell (SMC) function in BAV TAA...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249788/-usefulness-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-treatment-of-massive-hemoptysis-due-to-bronchiectasis-report-of-two-cases
#19
Akihiko Sasaki, Shuhei Nishijima, Hitoki Hashiguchi
Massive hemoptysis caused by bronchiectasis threatens life, so early bronchial arterial embolization (BAE) is needed. In case 1, a 80-year-old female complained of hemoptysis and back pain caused by bronchiectasis and Stanford type B aortic dissection. In case 2, a 78-year-old male had history of the surgery of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and bronchiectasis combined with aortopulmonary fistula. Both cases in bronchiectasis with massive hemoptysis were difficult to perform BAE due to complicated with acute aortic dissection and aortopulmonary fistula...
December 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249769/open-conversion-for-type-a-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-by-the-chimney-graft-technique
#20
Hirofumi Kasahara, Yoshito Inoue, Takashi Hachiya
An 83-year-old man with aortic arch aneurysm underwent zone 0 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) by the chimney graft technique with two supra-aortic arch debranching grafts and developed subacute type A ascending aortic dissection. We performed emergency open conversion with circulatory arrest under deep hypothermia. The tip of the chimney graft (around the sino-tubular junction in the ascending aorta) was stiff, making it difficult to inspect the lumen and perform anastomosis. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and cutting the endograft stents to mobilize the graft were necessary for secure anastomosis...
December 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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