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Gentian Caco, Dhurata Golemi, Eriola Likaj
INTRODUCTION: The saphenous vein is commonly used as a vascular graft in peripheral artery surgery but rarely used for vascular access. The literature on straight configuration saphenous vein transposition to the popliteal artery is scarce. Here we present two cases of straight configuration saphenous vein transposition to the popliteal artery for vascular access, the surgical technique and respective follow-up. CASE REPORT: Two young men, aged 29 and 36 years, were chosen for lower-limb vascular access for hemodialysis...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Chao Jiang, Ni Leng, Changwei Liu, Congwei Jia, Xining Wu, Jianyi Wang, Bao Liu
Lipoma of the lower leg vein is rare, and the histopathological variant, fibrolipoma, is even rarer. Here, we report an intravascular fibrolipoma located at the junction of the deep femoral vein and the femoral vein in a 50-year-old male patient. Tumor resection and venous reconstruction with a prosthetic graft were performed. Eight months later, the patient was asymptomatic and did not exhibit swelling. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of an intravascular fibrolipoma in the literature. Lower vein venography, computed tomography venography, ultrasonography, and histologic images are presented, along with a description of the procedures employed for tumor resection and venous reconstruction...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Sergio Gianesini, Mirko Tessari, Primo Bacciglieri, Anna Maria Malagoni, Erica Menegatti, Savino Occhionorelli, Nino Basaglia, Paolo Zamboni
OBJECTIVE: Despite the fact that muscle pump activation is known to positively impact chronic lower limb edema, objective measurements of standardized exercises for venous-lymphatic rehab are lacking. The aim of this investigation is to determine the effectiveness of an addressed physical activity exploiting the advantages of an aquatic environment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-two lower limbs of 16 patients affected by bilateral chronic leg swelling were included (12 females, 4 males)...
October 18, 2016: Phlebology
Iftah Nudel, Luis Dorfmann, Gal deBotton
Compartment syndrome (CS) occurs when the pressure in an enclosed compartment increases due to tissue swelling or internal bleeding. As the intra-compartmental pressure (ICP) builds up, the blood flow to the tissue or the organ is compromised, resulting in ischemia, necrosis and damage to the nerves and other tissues. At the present there are no established diagnostic procedures, and clinical observations such as pain, paralysis and even compartment pressure monitoring are an unreliable determinant of the presence of the syndrome...
October 18, 2016: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
Hyung-Kee Kim, Deokbi Hwang, Sujin Park, Won-Ju Jeong, An Na Seo, Seung Huh
In this study, we describe our diagnosis and treatment of two patients who presented with femoral vessel compression caused by a cystic lesion in the groin. One case was diagnosed as adventitial cystic disease (ACD) of the common femoral artery resulting in leg claudication and the other was diagnosed as a ganglion cyst (GC) causing femoral vein compression and unilateral leg swelling. The operative findings differed between these two cases with respect to the dissection of the cyst and femoral vessel, but the postoperative histological examination results were similar...
September 2016: Vascular Specialist International
C Harzendorf, A Schmidt, T Hirsch
Prostate carcinomas are often associated with lymphedemas of the leg following surgical treatment. Lymphedema is treated using complete decongestive therapy (CDT) with manual lymph drainage and compressive bandaging or stockings. Lymphedema resulting from a distinct iliac lymph node metastasis is a rare condition. A 73-year-old patient with a diagnosed prostate carcinoma presented with distinct swelling in the right leg. Iliac and leg vein thrombosis could not be ruled out. An ultrasound image revealed a large lesion surrounding the right iliac arteries...
September 29, 2016: Der Internist
Christoph Windisch, Steffen Brodt, Eric Röhner, Georg Matziolis
PURPOSE: It is an established fact that post-operative (p.o.) soft-tissue swelling and lymphoedema after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have a major influence on the p.o. early functional outcome. Kinesio taping has a proven clinical effect in increasing lymph drainage. Despite the decades of experience gained and the assumed positive effects, hardly any investigations have been conducted to date on the influence of Kinesio taping on the p.o. healing process after TKA. The objective of the present study was to test the hypothesis that Kinesio taping used as a lymph application leads to a reduction of p...
September 29, 2016: International Orthopaedics
F Greve, M Crönlein, M Beirer, C Kirchhoff, P Biberthaler, K F Braun
Anterior tibial pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication after interlocking screw insertion in tibial nailing. We present the case of a 28-year-old male patient with this complication with a 6-week delay after tibial nailing of a right tibial fracture type 42-A1 of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO/ASIF) classification. On presentation to our emergency department, the patient's complaints were solemnly intermittent pain and occasional swelling of his proximal lower leg. Deep vein thrombosis, compartment syndrome, and implant dislocation were ruled out, and the patient was discharged after his symptoms improved without further intervention...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Medical Research
Masataka Fukuoka, Ichiro Kuki, Hisashi Kawawaki, Kiyohiro Kim, Yuka Hattori, Hitomi Tsuji, Asako Horino, Megumi Nukui, Shin Okazaki
An 11-year-old boy presented with progressive leg hypesthesia but no history of trauma. Dysuria and constipation appeared subsequent to gait difficulty. He was admitted 8days after onset. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed longitudinal hyperintensity with cord swelling and hypointensity on T2-weighted images, suggesting severe inflammation and microbleeding change, respectively. Gadolinium contrast-enhanced MRI demonstrated mild enhancement in the lesions. Platelet count and coagulation findings were normal, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed no pleocytosis...
September 26, 2016: Brain & Development
Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon
BACKGROUND: Measurements of tissue compressibility and extracellular fluid (ECF) are used to monitor progression of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the subcutaneous tissue. Later stages of lymphedema are characterized by fibrotic induration in the subcutis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. Several devices are available to measure these changes, but previous reliability and validity studies have been conducted primarily on adult women with unilateral arm lymphedema using contralateral limbs as controls...
September 27, 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Jimei Yu, Chaojun Lu, Xiaohua Pan, Weihua Li
Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) of the common femoral vein is a rare vascular disorder. It becomes more difficult to recognize preoperatively especially when the femoral vein is affected. We report the case of a 62-year-old female patient who presented with a one-month history of painless swelling in her right lower extremity. She had no specific past medical history and no history of trauma, and had a full coagulopathy profile that was negative for any hypercoagulable syndrome. On examination, her lower right leg was significantly swollen with a palpable mass in her right inguinal region...
August 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Kenate Bekele, Kebede Deribe, Tsige Amberbir, Geleta Tadele, Gail Davey, Abdi Samuel
OBJECTIVE: Podoconiosis is a neglected tropical disease characterised by a slowly progressive swelling of the foot and lower leg. It is prevalent among subsistence barefoot farmers who live and work in highland areas of the tropics. This study was conducted in Wayu Tuka 'woreda' (district), western Ethiopia to determine the prevalence of podoconiosis and assess factors associated with acute adenolymphangitis (ALA) episodes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A two phase, community-based cross-sectional study was conducted between January and March 2015...
2016: BMJ Open
Peng Chen, Min Zeng, Jie Xie, Long Wang, Weiping Su, Yihe Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of total knee arthroplasty on patients with knee osteoarthritis combined with mild to moderate valgus knee deformity.
 METHODS: A total of 15 patients received total knee arthroplasty for correcting mild (10°-15°) to moderate (15°-30°) valgus knee between January 2011 and February 2014 in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University. We adopted a stable prosthesis surgery through patellar medial approach, osteophytes cleaning, conventional osteotomy, a selective soft tissue release and balance technical correcting of knee valgus deformity...
September 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Werner Blättler, Hans-Jürgen Thomae, Felix Amsler
OBJECTIVE: The core symptoms of venous disease include leg discomfort or pain accompanied by sensations of heavy, weighty, or swollen legs. This suggests the presence of a cause and effect relationship between swelling and pain, resulting in the assumption that a venous disorder is responsible. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between leg volume increase and symptoms provoked by a period of stationary standing and also to investigate the effect of medical compression stockings (MCS)...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Y-R Yim, K-E Lee, D-J Park, S-H Kim, S-S Nah, J H Lee, S-K Kim, Y-A Lee, S-J Hong, H-S Kim, H-S Lee, H A Kim, C-I Joung, S-H Kim, S-S Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) exhibit significant clinical heterogeneity, in terms of physical, social and psychological functions, as well as therapeutic responses. Here, we examined FM patients in terms of pain, physical, social and psychological variables to identify clinical subgroups that may be predictive of treatment patterns. METHODS: A total of 313 FM patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire that included sociodemographic data, current or past FM symptoms and current use of relevant medications...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Esma Altinel Acoglu, Meltem Akcaboy, Melahat Melek Oguz, Mustafa Kilic, Pelin Zorlu, Saliha Senel
INTRODUCTION: Cow's milk allergy is the most common food allergy in children. Symptoms usually involve the skin and the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Gastrointestinal tract manifestations of cow's milk allergy are nonspecific, and are the only type that can be diagnosed in all age groups. Here, we report a rare case of cow's milk allergy in an infant with hypoalbuminemia and malnutrition. CASE PRESENTATION: A nine-month-old girl was admitted to Dr. Sami Ulus maternity and children's health and diseases training and research hospital, Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013, for weakness and swelling of the legs that had endured for two days...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Sangeeta Ramanan, Jude Chapman-Wardy, Roy Watson
A 43-year-old woman presented with severe anaemia secondary to menorrhagia. Pelvic ultrasound showed a large intramural posterior fundal fibroid. Hysteroscopy showed the fibroid distorting the endometrial cavity, precluding Mirena® device insertion. As she was initially hesitant to have a hysterectomy, medical management with the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) and tranexamic acid was instituted, with good effect. Months later, after a long road trip, she presented with left leg swelling, and a Doppler ultrasound confirmed an extensive deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fernando Diaz Dilernia, Ezequiel E Zaidenberg, Sebastian Gamsie, Danilo E R Taype Zamboni, Guido S Carabelli, Jorge D Barla, Carlos F Sancineto
Gluteal compartment syndrome (GCS) is extremely rare when compared to compartment syndrome in other anatomical regions, such as the forearm or the lower leg. It usually occurs in drug users following prolonged immobilization due to loss of consciousness. Another possible cause is trauma, which is rare and has only few reports in the literature. Physical examination may show tense and swollen buttocks and severe pain caused by passive range of motion. We present the case of a 70-year-old man who developed GCS after prolonged anterior-posterior pelvis compression...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Scott Masson, Matthew Villerot, Bhavinkumar Dalal
Hydromorphone, unlike other opioids associated with histamine release, has never been reported to cause angioedema. We report a rare case of hydromorphone-induced angioedema in a 34-year-old woman with history of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism who presented with leg swelling and pain after trauma. Hydromorphone was administered with subsequent rapid development of stridor and edematous changes of the tongue, uvula, and surrounding mucosa. The difficult airway response team was activated, and the airway was secured by emergent awake fiberoptic intubation in the operating room...
August 22, 2016: A & A Case Reports
A Neufang, S Savvidis
BACKGROUND: The use of autologous superficial femoral veins (SFV) as an arterial or venous substitute represents a valuable technique in modern vascular surgery with versatile indications. The SFV autografts exhibit excellent control of infection and durable long-term results in terms of graft patency in prosthetic or arterial infections. In cases of elective use of the SFV, duplex ultrasound evaluation of the deep leg vein system should be implemented to confirm the patency of the profunda femoris vein...
2016: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
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