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Axillary vein

Garrison Glavich, Jeffrey Gourley, Victor Fong
Paget-Schroetter syndrome, also known as effort thrombosis, is a relatively rare disease process characterized by primary thrombosis to the subclavian and axillary veins. It usually presents in younger individuals, commonly affecting the dominant side upper extremity, and the diagnosis relies on a combination of imaging, laboratory tests, and clinical presentation. Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis can also lead to pulmonary emboli, as in this case of a 20-year-old female discovered to have right sided Paget-Schroetter syndrome...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Yong Kook Hong, Kyung Hoon Kang, Tae Hwan Kim, Hee Chul Yang
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of vein rupture by Arrow-Trerotola percutaneous thrombolytic device (Trerotola PTD) during a treatment of thrombosed arteriovenous graft (AVG). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 77-year-old woman with a problem of thrombosed AVG underwent an endovascular treatment including a procedure of angioplasty of axillary vein. After angioplasty of axillary vein, we found a newly developed thrombus in axillary vein and performed thrombolysis using an over-the-wire 7F Trerotola PTD...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Keamogetswe Molokoane-Mokgoro, Lara Nicole Goldstein, Mike Wells
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound assessment of the inferior vena cava (IVC) has gained favour in aiding fluid management decisions for controlled, mechanically ventilated patients as well as in non-mechanically ventilated, spontaneously breathing patients. Its utility in spontaneously breathing patients during positive pressure non-invasive ventilation has not yet been determined. The use of the axillary vein, as an alternative option to the IVC due to its ease of accessibility and independence from intra-abdominal pressure, has also not been evaluated...
March 9, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Kamran Mohiuddin, David C Bosanquet, Nafi Dilaver, Anthony Davies, Christopher G Davies
BACKGROUND: Significant stenoses in arteriovenous fistulae or grafts (AVFs or AVGs) with limitation of flow and dialysis inadequacy should prompt consideration for fistuloplasty. We sought to identify fistulae, lesions and patient specific variables which predict for outcomes after fistuloplasty. METHOD: ology: Data were extracted retrospectively from renal access database from 2011 to 2016 of patients undergoing fistuloplasty. Demographics, co-morbidities, outcome of intervention and flow rate documented on pre and post intervention duplex were collected...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Chao Liu, Zhi Mao, Hongjun Kang, Xin Hu, Shengmao Jiang, Pan Hu, Jie Hu, Feihu Zhou
Background: A long-axis in-plane (LA-IP) approach and a short-axis out-of-plane (SA-OOP) approach are the two main approaches used in ultrasound (US)-guided vascular catheterization. However, the efficacy and safety of these approaches remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to compare the two techniques in vascular catheterization. Materials and methods: Relevant studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases from database inception until August 2017...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Sadanori Kameda, Osamu Tanaka, Hayato Terayama, Teruhisa Kanazawa, Reinii Sakamoto, Shuhei Tetsu, Kou Sakabe
BACKGROUND: Clinicians should understand that jugulocephalic vein variants may be occasionally found. This study aims to classify jugulocephalic vein variants and obtain their frequency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated anatomical variants of the cephalic vein in 55 human cadavers during a gross anatomy course at our medical school. RESULTS: The percentage of jugulocephalic veins that pass through the anterior part of the clavicle and anastomose to the jugular vein as per previous studies and our study was approximately 2 to 5%...
March 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Mariko Ishizuka, Yu Tsubota, Aiko Ueda, Noriko Sueoka, Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Daigo Yamamoto
Advanced breast cancer has a poor prognosis compared to early breast cancer; however, quality of life and radical operation can be improved in some case by using multidisciplinary treatment. A 54-year-old woman was examined at the hospital because of an enlarging tumor in the left breast. She was aware of a lump for 3 years. Results of the initial examination indicated invasive ductal carcinoma with liver metastasis. She first received chemotherapy(AC followed by weekly paclitaxel). After 4 courses of weekly paclitaxel, computed tomography revealed axillary lymph nodes involved in the axillary vein...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Meena M Archie, Johnathon C Rollo, Hugh A Gelabert
INTRODUCTION: Surgical management of spontaneous subclavian thrombosis due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) results in durable relief of symptoms. The need to re-operate is rare. We report our experience with re-operation for vTOS. METHODS: Patients evaluated for vTOS between 1996 and 2016 were identified in a prospective database. Data recorded included demographics, initial presentation, initial surgery, recurrent presentation, re-operation, and final outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Vatsal Khanna, Manikandan Rajan, Trishya Reddy, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
INTRODUCTION: Nodular Fasciitis, also known as infiltrative or pseudosarcomatous fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue tumour of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic differentiation, that was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This is a case report of a 27-year old male with complaints of a swelling in the right axilla for 2 and ½ years measuring 12 cm × 10 cm. Chest X-Ray was normal. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right arm and chest showed an irregular mass in the axilla in the muscular-subcutaneous plane measuring 10...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Stefano Bongiolatti, Daniela Massi, Vincenza Maio, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Luca Voltolini
We report a case of intravenous lobular capillary hemangioma in the subclavian vein, causing venous thoracic outlet syndrome. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our unit with facial and left arm oedema. Ultrasound evaluation, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a hypervascular mass in the middle portion of the subclavian vein, with arrest of venous flow. Through an infraclavicular approach, we excised the venous axis with the endovascular palpable tumour that extended from the axillary-subclavian junction to the jugular-subclavian junction, without reconstruction...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Christina Rao, Stephanie Fox, Sapan S Desai
Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic's disease, is an autoimmune disorder that leads to the inflammation and demyelination of nerves. Devic's disease primarily affects the optic nerve and spinal cord, but can lead to a significant loss of function throughout the body if not treated with steroid therapy or plasmapheresis. We recently saw a 62-year-old patient who received plasmapheresis for Devic's disease through a PTFE arteriovenous graft in her left arm. Her graft clotted without warning, and percutaneous thrombolysis was not successful...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
Mónica Fructuoso, Joana Ferreira, Pedro Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Cephalic arch problems, mainly stenosis (CAS), are a common cause of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) failure and the most effective treatment is yet to be clearly defined. Restenosis usually occurs soon and multiple interventions become necessary to maintain patency and functionality. The authors present the experience of their center with cephalic vein transposition in a group of patients with different problems involving the cephalic arch. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After consultation of the medical records, an observational retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate the outcomes of surgical treatment in cephalic arch problems of AVFs treated at the author's center between January of 2013 and December of 2015...
February 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Isao Matsumoto, Kenji Iino, Hirofumi Takemura
Cavernostomy and fenestration were performed in a patient who developed a lung abscess and empyema in the left lung, which was damaged after multimodality therapy for advanced thymoma. The hospitalized patient suddenly experienced cardiopulmonary arrest due to major bleeding from the left main pulmonary artery. We immediately performed the main pulmonary arterial embolization, and the patient was resuscitated. Subsequently, the patient underwent supercharged free omental flap plombage performed in the following manner: first, laparoscopic harvesting of the omentum was performed in the supine position...
February 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kotaro Sato, Kenya Murakami, Yoshikuni Mimata, Yuki Kikuchi, Ryunosuke Oikawa, Minoru Doita
Superficial ulnar artery (SUA) is defined as arterial variation of an ulnar artery of high origin that lies superficially in the forearm. Because an SUA may be mistaken for a superficial vein, there is a risk of arterial damage. During routine dissection of the cadaver, we incidentally detected a case of unilateral SUA in the left arm. SUA arose from the axillary artery and descended superficial to the axillary artery and median nerve. At the wrist, the SUA crossed over palmaris longus (PL) tendon from the radial side to the ulnar side...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Bruna Bolzan, Martina Morosato, Domenico Caponi, Luca Tomasi, Giuseppe Silvestre, Giovanni Morani
OBJECTIVES: Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators have become more common in younger individuals, owing to broader indications and technological advances. Our goal was to report our long-term experience of implanting cardiac devices in young adults via a subaxillary approach with a hidden single incision, to minimize the aesthetic impact of the device. METHODS: From 2003 to 2012, 23 patients underwent cardiac device implantation via a subaxillary approach while they were under general anaesthesia...
February 1, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
G Samoila, C P Twine, I M Williams
Introduction Paget-Schroetter syndrome is a rare effort thrombosis of the axillary-subclavian vein, mainly occurring in young male patients. Current management involves immediate catheter directed thrombolysis, followed by surgical decompression of the subclavian vein. This has been invariably performed using a transaxillary or supraclavicular approach. However, the subclavian vein crosses the first rib anteriorly just behind the manubrium and can also be accessed via an infraclavicular incision. Methods MEDLINE® and Embase™ were searched for all studies on outcomes in patients undergoing infraclavicular first rib resection for treatment of Paget-Schroetter syndrome...
February 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Roman Steckiewicz, Elżbieta Barbara Świętoń, Magdalena Bogdańska, Przemysław Stolarz
BACKGROUND: During cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation procedures cardiac leads have been mostly introduced transvenously. The associated injury to the selected vessel and adjacent tissues may induce reflex vasoconstriction. PURPOSE: To assess the incidence of cephalic vein (CV) vasoconstriction during first-time CIED implantation. METHODS: Of the 146 evaluated first-time CIED implantation procedures conducted in our center in 2016, we selected those during which CV vasoconstriction was recorded...
January 18, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Mattia Liccardo, Pasquale Nocerino, Salzano Gaia, Carmine Ciardiello
PURPOSE: Subclavian access is a reliable technique for lead insertion in pacemaker and defibrillator (ICD) implantation, but it is often accompanied by complications. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the ultrasound-guided axillary approach to the subclavian method. METHODS: This randomized comparative study was performed on 174 patients: as a first attempt, 116 patients underwent the ultrasound-guided axillary access and 58 patients underwent the subclavian approach...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Jaber Mustafa, Ilan Asher, Zev Sthoeger
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Paolo De Filippo, Fabrizio Giofrè, Cristina Leidi, Michele Senni, Paola Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: A number of challenges can affect long-term performance of endocardial implanted systems in pediatric patients. Select Secure™ lead offers potential advantages for this population. This analysis aims to evaluate long-term performance of this lead in children, with and without congenital heart disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients younger than 16years, implanted with at least one Select Secure™ lead at our institution, was performed...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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