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Venous lake

Stephan L Waelti, Françoise Rypens, Amélie Damphousse, Julie Powell, Gilles Soulez, Michael Messerli, Josée Dubois
BACKGROUND: Bleeding, ulceration and cardiac failure can occur in rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH). Bleeding intensity ranges from superficial to life-threatening. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are sonographic criteria associated with an increased risk of bleeding, ulceration or cardiac failure in RICH in order to identify children who need close monitoring or prophylactic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included RICH patients over a period of 13 years...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Manuel Valdebran, Brent Martin, Kristen M Kelly
Notable milestones in the treatment of vascular lesions have been achieved over the past century. Many cutaneous vascular lesions can be successfully treated with lightbased devices. In this review, we will discuss the treatment of port-wine birthmarks, lymphatic malformations, infantile hemangiomas, rosacea, venous lakes, pyogenic granulomas, cherry angiomas, and angiofibromas using lasers, total reflection amplification of spontaneous emission of radiation, intense pulsed light, and photodynamic therapy. In addition, for several of these diagnoses, we will review medical therapies that can be combined with light-based devices to provide enhanced results...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Colette M Shaw, Shrenik Shah, Baljendra S Kapoor, Thomas R Cain, Drew M Caplin, Khashayar Farsad, M-Grace Knuttinen, Margaret H Lee, Joseph J McBride, Jeet Minocha, Elizabeth V Robilotti, Paul J Rochon, Richard Strax, Elrond Y L Teo, Jonathan M Lorenz
Obtaining central venous access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in hospital settings. Multiple devices such as peripherally inserted central venous catheters, tunneled central venous catheters (eg, Hohn catheter, Hickman catheter, C. R. Bard, Inc, Salt Lake City UT), and implantable ports are available for this purpose. The device selected for central venous access depends on the clinical indication, duration of the treatment, and associated comorbidities. It is important for health care providers to familiarize themselves with the types of central venous catheters available, including information about their indications, contraindications, and potential complications, especially the management of catheters in the setting of catheter-related bloodstream infections...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Torcular dural sinus malformations (tDSMs) are described as slow flow dural arteriovenous fistulae with frequently poor outcomes in the neuroangiographic literature, but other etiologies have been proposed in the obstetric literature, where outcomes have been more favorable. OBJECTIVE: To review tDSMs reported in the literature of multiple specialties for features that support a common etiology, and to identify key prognostic factors, with an emphasis on tDSM trajectory highlighted in part I...
May 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Christian Bacci, Luca Sacchetto, Gastone Zanette, Stefano Sivolella
OBJECTIVE: The current work examined a consecutive series of patients presenting vascular malformations (VMs) and venous lakes (VLs) of the lip and oral mucosa who were treated with transmucosal diode laser applications and assessed over a 1 year period. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-nine patients (31 males and 28 females) presenting low-flow VMs or VLs of the oral cavity were treated transmucosally using a diode laser (with an 830 nm operating wavelength and 1...
February 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Vickram Tejwani, Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Marcelo P Gomes, Abraham Levitin, James M Luethke, Christopher J Morin, Nicholas G Smedira, Gustavo A Heresi, Wayne F Yakes
Venous malformations have static venous lakes that predispose to spontaneous venous thrombosis within the malformation due to its low-flow static state. Thrombi of varying sizes can then embolize continually into the pulmonary arterial circulation, and occlude and narrow elastic pulmonary arteries causing chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is potentially curative in CTEPH, but has not been previously reported in the setting of mediastinal and chest wall venous malformations...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
Jing Yang, Xiaohong Guo, Xiaorong Tong, Juan Tao
BACKGROUND: Multi-wavelength lasers are reportedly useful for treating venous lake (VL) in Caucasian patients. However, the same parameters may not be safe for Asian patients with Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) IV. PURPOSE: Report experience with using multi-wavelength laser for VL treatment in Asian patients with FST IV. METHODS: Seventeen episodes of VL in 15 Chinese patients with FST IV were treated. 595-nm pulsed dye (PDL) laser followed by 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser were administered...
May 24, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Priscila L Tobouti, Isabel Olegário, Suzana C O M de Sousa
BACKGROUND: Although not rare, vascular lesions occurring in the lips sometimes poses a difficult in properly diagnosing and handling them. In this study, vascular lesions occurring in the lips were retrieved from an Oral Pathology Service. METHODS: Among 5600 biopsies, 131 cases were found. The following diagnoses were attributed: caliber-persistent artery, infantile hemangioma, vascular malformation, venous lake, thrombus, papillary endothelial hyperplasia and pyogenic granuloma...
May 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Parvan P Voynov, Georgi T Tomov, Nonka G Mateva
INTRODUCTION: A venous lake (VL) is a vascular lesion with common occurrence in many patients, manifested as a dark blue-to-violet compressible papule, caused by dilation of venules. The main reasons for the treatment of VL are aesthetic. The haemorrhaging episodes or impairment of oral normal functions are also under considerations. Treatment of lip VL includes surgical excision, selective photocoagulation, cryotherapy, sclerotherapy and electrodessication. The high-intensity diode laser is an option...
April 2016: Folia Medica
Juan Carlos Cisneros, Paula Tardim Lopes, Ricardo Ferreira Bento, Robinson Koji Tsuji
Lateral and sigmoid sinus malformations are uncommon and dangerous anatomical variations that surgeons may encounter when performing a retroauricular approach. We report three cases of rare temporal bone venous sinus anomalies seen in patients who underwent cochlear implant surgery. The first patient had a diagnosis of CHARGE syndrome and presented a bilateral persistent petrosquamosal sinus with sigmoid sinus agenesis, which made mastoidectomy for cochlear implantation difficult. The second patient presented an anomalous venous lake in the occipital region, which communicated the left dural venous sinuses with a conglomerate of pericranial vessels in the left nuchal region, also consistent with left sinus pericranii...
June 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Spencer Galt, Mark Crawford, John Blebea, Eric Ladenheim, Barry Browne
BACKGROUND: The Venous Window Needle Guide (VWING; Vital Access Corp, Salt Lake City, Utah) is a surgically implanted titanium device designed to facilitate cannulation of uncannulatable dialysis access arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) because of excessive depth, aneurysm formation, or tortuosity but that exhibit sufficient flow volume to support hemodialysis. We report the 18-month fistula patency, functionality, and complications of the use of the VWING device. METHODS: This retrospective study examined AVF patency, VWING functionality, interventions, and device infections at 18 months after VWING implantation...
September 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Stephanie Mlacker, Vidhi V Shah, Adam S Aldahan, Colin A McNamara, Preetha Kamath, Keyvan Nouri
Venous lake is a benign vascular malformation commonly seen in elderly patients, typically arising in sun-exposed areas of the body. Patients often seek treatment to prevent recurrent bleeding or because they find the lesion cosmetically unacceptable. Venous lake may negatively affect quality of life, due to the cosmetic disfigurement it can create and the resulting psychological distress. Traditional treatments, such as surgical excision, cryosurgery, sclerotherapy, and electrocoagulation, result in varying degrees of success and can cause discomfort...
September 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Michael Vasquez, Antonios P Gasparis
Objectives * Varithena 017 Investigator Group: Michael Vasquez, MD, Venous Institute of Buffalo, Amherst, NY; Antonios Gasparis, MD, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY; Kathleen Gibson, MD, Lake Washington Vascular, Bellevue, WA; James Theodore King, MD, Vein Clinics of America, Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Nick Morrison, MD, Morrison Vein Institute, Scottsdale, AZ; Girish Munavalli, MD, Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC; Eulogio J. Sanchez, MD, Batey Cardiovascular Center, Bradenton, FL...
May 2017: Phlebology
Ravjit S Sagoo, Charles E Hutchinson, Alex Wright, Charles Handford, Helen Parsons, Victoria Sherwood, Sarah Wayte, Sanjoy Nagaraja, Eddie Ng'Andwe, Mark H Wilson, Christopher He Imray
Rapid ascent to high altitude commonly results in acute mountain sickness, and on occasion potentially fatal high-altitude cerebral edema. The exact pathophysiological mechanisms behind these syndromes remain to be determined. We report a study in which 12 subjects were exposed to a FiO2 = 0.12 for 22 h and underwent serial magnetic resonance imaging sequences to enable measurement of middle cerebral artery velocity, flow and diameter, and brain parenchymal, cerebrospinal fluid and cerebral venous volumes...
January 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Ya-qun Kong, Ji-zhi Zhao
New advances have been pioneered in the pathogenesis,clinicopathological features,and treatment of oral venous lakes. It is concluded that oral venous lakes can be classified as a venous malformation,and multidisciplinary approaches (in particular the involvement of department of dermatology and department of ear,nose and throat) may be adopted to achieve better management of this disease.
December 2015: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Dražen Ivetić, Goran Pavlićević, Branislav Antić, Dejan Kostić
INTRODUCTION: Sinus pericranii is a rare vascular anomaly. It is characterized by abnormal communication between the extracranial and intracranial venous system, usually involving the superior sagittal sinus and occasionally the transverse sinus. Off the midline lesions are extremely rare. Multiplicity, associated venous lakes, venous angioma and lateral location are unusual and unique presentation of sinus pericranii. CASE REPORT: A case of multiple congenital off-midline sinus pericranii in the left frontotemporal and parietal region is presented...
September 2015: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Hideaki Harada, Satoshi Suehiro, Takanori Shimizu, Emi Ohta, Yasushi Katsuyama, Kenji Hayasaka
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2015: Endoscopy
Alexander M Costidis, Sentiel A Rommel
Beaked whales are a poorly known but diverse group of whales that have received considerable attention due to strandings that have been temporally and spatially associated with naval sonar deployment. Postmortem studies on stranded carcasses have revealed lesions consistent with decompression sickness, including intravascular gas and fat emboli. These findings have been supported by analyses of intravascular gas emboli showing composition dominated by nitrogen gas. To increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of nitrogen bubble formation and intravascular embolization, we examined the gross and microscopic anatomy of the venous system in the head of beaked whales...
January 2016: Journal of Morphology
Alice Frigerio, Oon T Tan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Different subspecialists treat benign intraoral lesions using various approaches including surgical excision, medical therapy, sclerotherapy, and laser photocoagulation. The goal of this study was to establish whether lasers could effectively target and destroy oral lesions containing endogenous chromophores, while minimizing injury to unaffected adjacent tissues and critical structures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study involved 26 cases of benign oral lesions, both vascular and pigmented, which were addressed by means of selective laser treatment...
October 2015: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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