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Jang W Yoon, Sara Ganaha, Clarence Watridge
BACKGROUND: Congenital agenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) can lead to the development of a prominent venous collateral system within and around the spine due to the development of venous collaterals. Surgery on such patients can harbor the risk of catastrophic bleeding or decompensation of a delicate venous drainage pattern during spinal manipulation or even epidural exploration. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year old man with a congenital agenesis of the IVC presented with signs and symptoms of an L5 radiculopathy...
March 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Athanasios Katsargyris, Pablo Marques de Marino, Hozan Mufty, Luis Mendes Pedro, Ruy Fernandes, Eric L G Verhoeven
OBJECTIVES: Visceral arteries in fenestrated and branched endovascular repair (F/BEVAR) have been addressed by fenestrations or directional side branches. Inner branches, as used in the arch branched device, could provide an extra option for visceral arteries "unsuitable" for fenestrations or directional side branches. Early experience with the use of inner branches for visceral arteries in F/BEVAR is described. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated by F/BEVAR for complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or thoraco-abdominal aneurysm (TAAA) using stent grafts with inner branches were included...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Sho Tamai, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Yasuo Sasagawa, Masahiro Oishi, Mitsutoshi Nakada
Background: Although it is well known that most choroid plexus cysts (CPCs) are asymptomatic, previous studies have reported that they can infrequently cause progressive hydrocephalus along with their increasing sizes. Among those cases, some patients needed cyst fenestration or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion to recover neurological deterioration. Meanwhile, some CPCs revealed spontaneous resolution, and in rare cases, they developed re-accumulation. Some reports have described series of radiological findings about their changes in location...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Xin Yang, Xiang-Chen Dai, Jie-Chang Zhu, Yu-Dong Luo, Hai-Lun Fan, Zhou Feng, Yi-Wei Zhang, Fan-Guo Hu
Despite being widely used for several years, the endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) remains challenging, particularly the revascularization of the abdominal aortic visceral branches. A 66-year-old male was admitted to hospital with abdominal bloating and pain. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) confirmed a Crawford type III TAAA from the distal descending aorta to the suprarenal abdominal aorta that involved the celiac axis, accompanied with an occlusion of the left subclavian artery...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Rimal H Dossani, Devi P Patra, Hai Sun, Anil Nanda, Hugo Cuellar
Spinal arachnoiditis (SA) is a rare and delayed complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We present a case of delayed SA associated with thoracic and lumbar arachnoid cysts in a patient with aSAH secondary to a ruptured vertebral artery aneurysm. The patient underwent a thoracic laminectomy for decompression of the spinal cord, lysis of arachnoid adhesions, and fenestration of an arachnoid cyst. We present the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of spinal arachnoiditis as a rare complication of aSAH...
January 6, 2018: Curēus
Stavros Dimitriadis, Fares Qeadan, Christopher L Taylor, Howard Yonas, Andrew P Carlson
BACKGROUND: Middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms continue to be viewed by many as primarily surgical entities. OBJECTIVE: To introduce a new, easily measurable dimension termed "neck overhang," defined as the amount of the aneurysm that extends proximal to the 2 dimensionally defined "neck" and to evaluate the utility of the intersecting clipping technique (use of straight clip and intersecting fenestrated clip) to adapt to this overhanging segment's specific dimensions and achieve better obliteration of the MCA aneurysms...
February 26, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Jian-Ying Zhang, Yan Liu, Hong-Yan Liu, Long Chen, Dai-Wen Su, Yun-Bing Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the recurrence rates of nonparasitic hepatic cysts that were treated with laparoscopy or open fenestration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Wan-fang data, CNKI, CqVip, and CBM were searched for randomized controlled trials, cohort, and case-control studies that reported on the treatment of nonparasitic hepatic cysts with laparoscopy or with open fenestration. Studies that were published from the establishment of the databases to October 1, 2016 were retrieved...
March 9, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Frédéric Cochennec, Jean Marzelle
Acute aortic syndromes include aortic dissections, intramural hematomas, penetrating ulcers, ruptured or contained ruptured aortic aneurysms. In presence of acute thoracic or dorsal pain, elevated D-Dimers and if acute coronary artery syndrome has been ruled out, additional imaging should be performed to detect acute aortic pathologies. Acute type A dissections involve the ascending aorta. Emergent open repair is the preferred treatment. Acute type B dissections involve the thoracic descending aorta. Endovascular treatment using thoracic stent grafts is indicated in complicated cases (malperfusion, rupture, uncontrolled hypertension) or in cases where risk factors of aortic degeneration are identified...
March 8, 2018: La Presse Médicale
Shernaz S Dossabhoy, Jessica P Simons, Kyle R Diamond, Julie M Flahive, Francesco A Aiello, Edward J Arous, Louis M Messina, Andres Schanzer
OBJECTIVE: Reinterventions after fenestrated or branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/B-EVAR) are sometimes necessary to maintain aneurysm exclusion or endograft and target artery patency. These reinterventions are nontrivial, potentially associated with morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. Whereas rates, types, and outcomes of reintervention after infrarenal EVAR have been well described, they have not been well described for F/B-EVAR. We sought to characterize the morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization due to reinterventions after F/B-EVAR...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Kazutaka Kojima, Masaji Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Ubara
Resected specimens of PCLD by laparoscopic fenestration surgery were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy. Epithelium lining the largest cyst (26 cm in size) showed prominent villous proliferation with positivity of Ki-67, while the epithelium of the small cyst (3 cm in size) showed slight proliferation (smooth) with small positivity of Ki-67.
March 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Neil P Reddy, Sung Wan Ham, Fred A Weaver, Vincent L Rowe, Kenneth R Ziegler, Sukgu M Han
Endovascular aneurysm repair has become the first-line treatment modality for infrarenal aortic aneurysms. However, obtaining successful long-term results frequently require re-interventions. Particularly, delayed type 1a endoleaks pose a challenging problem, as they are often associated with proximal extension of the aneurysmal process to juxta or para-renal aortic segments. We describe two remedial techniques to repair delayed type 1a endoleak by extending the seal zone to the suprarenal aorta, while incorporating the renal arteries...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Alireza Torabi, Babak Najafi, Howard J Drew, Emil G Cappetta
Improvement of smile esthetics is a major goal of modern dentistry. Various treatment modalities have been proposed to correct excessive gingival display (EGD), depending on the identified etiologies. This study reports on the clinical and patient-centered outcomes of a novel lip repositioning technique with vestibular shallowing approach in the treatment of three types of EGD with varying etiologies. Periosteal fenestration with cicatrization (scarification) was performed at the mucogingival junction to ensure the stability of esthetic outcomes...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Hozan Mufty, Athanasios Katsargyris, Sabrina Houthoofd, Inge Fourneau, Eric Verhoeven, Geert Maleux
INTRODUCTION: Fenestrated/branched thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (F/Br-TEVAR) is a new minimal invasive treatment option for patients with post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. This specific pathology is challenging to F/Br-TEVAR, especially when target vessels originate from the false lumen. Crossing from the true lumen into the false lumen to catheterize such target vessels may prove cumbersome in the usually thickened dissection flap. TECHNIQUE: We describe a bailout technique when standard catheterization techniques fail, by using a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-needle to perforate the dissection flap...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ivan Kuang Hsin Huang, Seyed Ameli Renani, Robert A Morgan
The application of endovascular strategies to treat aneurysms involving the abdominal and thoracoabdominal aorta has evolved significantly since the inception of endovascular aneurysm repair. Advances in endograft technology and operator experience have enabled the management of a wider spectrum of challenging aortic anatomy. Fenestrated endovascular and branched endovascular aneurysm repair represent two technical innovations, which have expanded endovascular treatment options to include patients with paravisceral and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Jesse Manunga, Timothy Sullivan, Ross Garberich, Peter Alden, Jason Alexander, Nedaa Skeik, Jessica Titus, Elliott Stephenson, Andrew Cragg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (cAAAs) treated with open repair (OR) or fenestrated/branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/B-EVAR) from a single center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with cAAAs treated electively by OR or F/B-EVAR between January 2010 and February 2017 was conducted. Demographics of the patients, cardiovascular risk factors, procedure time, number of vessels incorporated, radiation dose, estimated blood loss, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), and hospital LOS were recorded...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Cathelijne W van den Berg, Laila Ritsma, M Cristina Avramut, Loes E Wiersma, Bernard M van den Berg, Daniëlle G Leuning, Ellen Lievers, Marije Koning, Jessica M Vanslambrouck, Abraham J Koster, Sara E Howden, Minoru Takasato, Melissa H Little, Ton J Rabelink
Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived kidney organoids may facilitate disease modeling and the generation of tissue for renal replacement. Long-term application, however, will require transferability between hPSC lines and significant improvements in organ maturation. A key question is whether time or a patent vasculature is required for ongoing morphogenesis. Here, we show that hPSC-derived kidney organoids, derived in fully defined medium conditions and in the absence of any exogenous vascular endothelial growth factor, develop host-derived vascularization...
February 28, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Luca Bertoglio, Daniele Mascia, Tommaso Cambiaghi, Andrea Kahlberg, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of upper extremity access (UEA) with percutaneous closure of the axillary artery (AxA) during endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with fenestrated and branched endografts. METHODS: Between January 2014 and 2017, 34 out of 37 patients (92%) required UEA during a staged branched and fenestrated endovascular approach. A percutaneous AxA (pAxA) approach was used in 14 consecutive patients (41%) with the off-label use of two Perclose ProGlide (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, Calif) devices...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Nikolas Tsilimparis, Sebastian E Debus, Max Biehl, Konstantinos Spanos, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Sabine Wipper, Fiona Rohlffs, Tilo Kölbel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the immediate postoperative and midterm outcome of complex aortic aneurysm treatment necessitating four-vessel revascularization with either a total endovascular approach (fenestrated-branched stent graft [FBSG]) or a hybrid technique of visceral debranching plus stenting. METHODS: The clinical data of consecutively treated patients presenting with a complex aortic aneurysm that necessitated four-vessel revascularization between 2010 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ronen Nazarian, John T McElveen, Adrien A Eshraghi
The current advancements in otosclerosis therapy cannot be fully appreciated without studying the history, rediscovery, and modification of a once-forgotten procedure. The evolution of stapes surgery can be best summarized into 4 noteworthy eras: the preantibiotic era (which was forgotten and then rediscovered), the fenestration era (mainstreamed by Julius Lempert), the mobilization era (led by Samuel Rosen), and the modern stapedectomy era (revived and revolutionized by John Shea). Each era is unique with its own challenges and ingenious techniques to overcome what used to be among the leading causes of deafness...
April 2018: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Yusuke Kimura, Takeshi Mikami, Kei Miyata, Hime Suzuki, Toru Hirano, Katsuya Komatsu, Nobuhiro Mikuni
Recent advances in computed tomography angiography (CTA) enable repeated imaging follow up for post-clipping surgery. The purpose of this study was to clarify the critical volume and configuration of the aneurysmal clip in the postoperative evaluation using volume rendering (VR) imaging, and present four-dimensional (4D)-CTA for these larger metal artifacts. A total of 44 patients with cerebral aneurysm, treated using clipping surgery, were included in this study. The metal artifact volume was assessed using CTA and the association between the type of clips and its metal artifact volume was analyzed...
March 3, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
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