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Clayton J Brinster, Ross Milner
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has revolutionized the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), with consistently low reported perioperative morbidity and mortality. Universal applicability of EVAR to treat AAA is hindered by several specific anatomic constraints, however, and many patients cannot be treated with commercially available stent grafts within the device specific instructions for use. Treatment of these complex pararenal aneurysms is increasingly accomplished by extension of EVAR into the visceral segment of the abdominal aorta with branches or fenestrations that allow perfusion of the visceral and renal arteries...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mimi M Li, Mohamad S Hamady, Colin D Bicknell, Celia V Riga
Flexible robotic catheters are an emerging technology which provide an elegant solution to the challenges of conventional endovascular intervention. Originally developed for interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures, remotely steerable robotic catheters such as the Magellan system enable greater precision and enhanced stability during target vessel navigation. These technical advantages facilitate improved treatment of disease in the arterial tree, as well as allowing execution of otherwise unfeasible procedures...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Michaela Lichtenegger, Oleksandra Tiapko, Barbora Svobodova, Thomas Stockner, Toma N Glasnov, Wolfgang Schreibmayer, Dieter Platzer, Gema Guedes de la Cruz, Sarah Krenn, Romana Schober, Niroj Shrestha, Rainer Schindl, Christoph Romanin, Klaus Groschner
Transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channels TRPC3, TRPC6 and TRPC7 are able to sense the lipid messenger diacylglycerol (DAG). The DAG-sensing and lipid-gating processes in these ion channels are still unknown. To gain insights into the lipid-sensing principle, we generated a DAG photoswitch, OptoDArG, that enabled efficient control of TRPC3 by light. A structure-guided mutagenesis screen of the TRPC3 pore domain unveiled a single glycine residue behind the selectivity filter (G652) that is exposed to lipid through a subunit-joining fenestration...
March 19, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
Tara Talaie, Christopher Werter, Charles Drucker, Brittany O Aicher, Robert Crawford, Shahab Toursavadkohi
We report a case of a complex chronic type B aortic dissection treated by thoracic endovascular aortic repair and laser fenestration of the false septum to preserve flow to branch vessels originating from both the true and false lumen. Dissections complicated by thoracoabdominal aneurysmal degeneration with critical organs being perfused by branches arising from both true and false lumens are rare and leave limited options for repair. Despite advancements in endovascular techniques, fenestration remains one of the only means of preserving flow to both the true and false lumens and thus was necessary in the management of our patient...
April 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Ali A Alattar, Kate Carroll, Brian R Hirshman, Rushikesh S Joshi, Parag Sanghvi, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Limited information is available on the natural history and etiology of cystic formation after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastasis (BM). We aimed to characterize the natural history of cyst formation after SRS of BM and analyze potential risk factors. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 214 consecutive patients who underwent 1,106 SRS for BM. Demographic, clinical, dosimetric, and MRI data were reviewed. Statistical analysis was accomplished with Student's t-test, univariate and multivariate logistic regression...
March 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Rami O Tadros, Alex Sher, Martin Kang, Ageliki Vouyouka, Windsor Ting, Daniel Han, Michael Marin, Peter Faries
OBJECTIVE: The ideal treatment option for patients with complex aneurysm morphology remains highly debated. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with active fixation on outcomes in patients with complex aneurysm morphology. METHODS: There were 340 consecutive patients who underwent EVAR using active fixation devices, 234 with active infrarenal fixation (AIF; Gore Excluder; W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) and 106 with active suprarenal fixation (ASF; 85 Medtronic Endurant [Medtronic, Santa Rosa, Calif] and 21 Cook Zenith [Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind])...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Keiji Uchida, Norihisa Karube, Keiichiro Kasama, Tomokazu Minami, Shota Yasuda, Motohiko Goda, Shinichi Suzuki, Kiyotaka Imoto, Munetaka Masuda
OBJECTIVE: The control of malperfusion is the key to improving the outcomes of surgery for type A acute aortic dissection. We revised our treatment strategy to reperfuse each ischemic organ before central repair. METHODS: Our current early reperfusion strategy consists of percutaneous coronary artery intervention for coronary malperfusion, direct surgical fenestration for carotid artery occlusion, active perfusion of the superior mesenteric artery for visceral malperfusion, and external shunting from the brachial artery to the femoral artery for lower limb ischemia...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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
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