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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528073/simple-identification-of-the-adamkiewicz-artery-in-extended-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Kenji Minatoya, Junjiro Kobayashi
Spinal cord injury remains a major adverse event of extended thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures. Preoperative identification of the Adamkiewicz artery and prompt reattachment of the targeted intercostal arteries during operation should contribute to preventing spinal cord injury. In this report, we describe a simple and definite identification of the critical intercostal artery during extended descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgical procedures.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527678/patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Andrew J Meltzer, Peter H Connolly, Sharif Ellozy, Darren B Schneider
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess patient-reported physical and emotional well-being during follow-up after endovascular repair of TAAA. METHODS: All patients were treated in the context of a physician-sponsored investigational device exemption clinical study for patients at high risk for open TAAA repair. The SF-36 instrument was administered preoperatively, and at 1, 6, and 12 months. Results were analyzed using paired t-tests, with sub-group comparisons to assess impact of adverse events and technical results on quality of life...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526092/transapical-aortic-perfusion-using-a-deep-hypothermic-procedure-to-prevent-dissecting-lung-injury-during-re-do-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
#3
Yuya Kise, Yukio Kuniyoshi, Mizuki Ando, Hitoshi Inafuku, Takaaki Nagano, Satoshi Yamashiro
BACKGROUND: Avoiding various complications is a challenge during re-do thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old man had undergone surgery for type I aortic dissection four times. The residual thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm that had severe adhesions to lung parenchyma was resected. Since the proximal anastomotic site was buried in lung parenchyma, deep hypothermia was essential to avoid lung dissection and to protect the spinal cord during the proximal anastomosis...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514896/-snare-ride-a-bailout-technique-to-catheterize-target-vessels-with-unfriendly-anatomy-in-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#4
Marcelo Ferreira, Athanasios Katsargyris, Eduardo Rodrigues, Diego Ferreira, Rodrigo Cunha, Guilherme Bicalho, Gustavo Oderich, Eric L G Verhoeven
PURPOSE: To describe a novel endovascular bailout technique for successful completion of target vessel stenting during branched stent-graft repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) after encountering difficulties with standard catheterization techniques. TECHNIQUE: Technical difficulties when using fenestrated and branched grafts should be expected, especially in difficult anatomy or when an off-the-shelf device (eg, standard 4-branch device) is used that does not perfectly "match" the anatomy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513189/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-the-transaortic-approach
#5
Simon Cy Chow, Gary Sh Cheung, Alex Pw Lee, Eugene B Wu, Jacky Yk Ho, Micky Wt Kwok, Peter Sy Yu, Innes Yp Wan, Malcolm J Underwood, Randolph Hl Wong
Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been established as a safe and effective treatment option for patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk. However, some patients may not be suitable for the transfemoral approach due to severe iliofemoral disease or aneurysmal disease of the thoracoabdominal aorta. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of the transaortic approach. Methods From May 2015 to June 2016, 5 patients (mean age 78.4 ± 3.9 years) with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation after a heart team discussion...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508462/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-distinguishing-thoracoabdominal-neuroblastic-tumours-of-various-histological-types-and-differentiation-grades
#6
Yang Wen, Yun Peng, Xiao Min Duan, Nan Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) has demonstrated a great potential to help distinguish benign from malignant tumours in paediatric body. Our purpose is to evaluate whether DWI allow discrimination of thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours of various histological types and differentiation grades. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed DWI scans of the thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours in 25 children (11 girls, 14 boys). DWI was performed with two b-values of 0 and 800 s/mm(2) on a 3...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503337/complete-ectopia-cordis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Simon Pius, Halima Abubakar Ibrahim, Mustapha Bello, Mohammed Bashir Tahir
Ectopia cordis is a congenital heart exposure defined as complete or partial protrusion of heart through ventral defect in the thoracoabdominal wall alone or with other viscera in cases of pentalogy of Cantrell. This condition was first described by Haller et al. in 1706; since then many advances have been made. Diagnosis of ectopia cordis is done prenatally in well-equipped health facility by antenatal ultrasound scan so that early diagnosis and management plan can be initiated. The index case was delivered to uneducated rural family and admitted at 3 days of life and survived for seven days, even though most literatures state that majority died within four days even with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502540/trends-and-outcomes-in-endovascular-and-open-surgical-treatment-of-visceral-aneurysms
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Jason A Chin, Adele Heib, Cassius I Ochoa Chaar, Jonathan A Cardella, Kristine C Orion, Timur P Sarac
OBJECTIVE: Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) are rare but often repaired because of dire consequences of rupture. This is a population-based evaluation of chronologic trends in management, risk factors, and outcomes of endovascular and open therapy. METHODS: The 2003 to 2013 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was reviewed. Cases with primary diagnosis of VAA and undergoing endovascular or open repair were identified...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501656/perioperative-outcomes-of-open-versus-endovascular-repair-for-ruptured-thoracoabdominal-aneurysms
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Satinderjit S Locham, Joshua C Grimm, Isibor J Arhuidese, Besma Nejim, Tammam Obeid, James H Black, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVES: Open aneurysm repair (OAR) remains the gold standard for treating ruptured thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms (TAAA). The aim of our study is to compare the 30-day post-operative outcomes among patients with ruptured TAAA undergoing OAR versus endovascular aneurysm repair. METHODS: Using the NSQIP database (2006-2015), we identified patients who underwent OAR and endovascular repair for a ruptured TAAA. Postoperative outcomes of interest included: mortality, renal failure, stroke, and cardiopulmonary complications...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483620/clinical-outcomes-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-after-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-stent-grafting-during-total-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Takeshi Baba, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Koji Maeda, Hiroki Ohta, Soichirou Fukushima, Naoki Toya, Masayuki Hara
PURPOSE: In this single-center study, we assessed the clinical outcomes of fenestrated-endovascular aortic repair (f-EVAR) and branched EVAR on morbidity and mortality during total endovascular aortic repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). METHODS: Between July 2006 and June 2015, elective f-EVAR and multibranched EVAR (t-Branch) for TAAAs were performed in 99 patients at our institution [Crawford classification types I (7), II (13), III (6), IV (55), and V (18)]...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483178/-identifying-sleep-apnoea-and-hypopnoea-episodes-from-respiratory-polygraphy-signals
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Dayana Lizethe Guzmán Sierra, Mariano Carreño León, Luz Helena Camargo Casallas
OBJECTIVE: To design a diagnostic support system for sleep apnoea and hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS) using moving average based on knowledge, able to identify SAHS episodes from a respiratory polygraphy (RP) database. METHODS: An analysis was made of data obtained from a public database, that included the RP signals, nasobucal airflow, thoracoabdominal movement, and pulse oximetry of 23 patients between 28 and 68 years with suspected SAHS, and with a body mass index (BMI) from 25...
April 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480723/extrinsic-esophageal-compression-by-the-vertebral-body
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Laura Santos Santamaría, Mercedes Pérez Carreras, José Díaz-Tasende, Gregorio Castellano Tortajada
A 78-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and revascularized ischemic heart disease was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma in 2011, with suspected bilateral adrenal metastatic disease, and was treated with subtotal gastrectomy and palliative chemotherapy. A follow-up gastroscopy in 2015 identified a protruding, erosive mid-esophageal lesion suggestive of extrinsic compression or ulcerated submucosal lesion, which had not been described previously. Follow-up was advised, and the lesion persisted after three months...
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479427/inferior-mesenteric-artery-aneurysm-complicated-with-occluded-celiac-and-superior-mesenteric-artery-after-replacement-of-thoracoabdominal-aorta-for-chronic-dissected-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Takashi Igarashi, Akihiro Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Fujimiya, Shinya Takase, Hirono Satokawa, Hitoshi Yokoyama
We report a case of inferior mesenteric artery aneurysm after the replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta for a chronic dissected thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in which the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery were occluded. We performed the resection of the inferior mesenteric artery aneurysm and the revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery, inferior mesenteric artery, and the meandering artery. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, without bowel ischemia. From the findings of intraoperative flow measurement of the visceral arteries, revascularization of the SMA was judged to be appropriate in this situation...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467575/importance-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-the-assessment-of-the-diaphragm-after-left-thoracoabdominal-stab-wound-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Metin Yücel, Adnan Özpek, Hüseyin Kerem Tolan, Fatih Başak, Gürhan Baş, Ethem Ünal, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND: Stab wounds in the left thoracoabdominal region may cause diaphragmatic injury. The aim of the present study was to determine incidence of diaphragmatic injury and role of diagnostic laparoscopy in detection of injury in patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wound. METHODS: Total of 81 patients (75 male, 6 female; mean age 27.5±9.8 years; range 14 to 60 years) who presented with left thoracoabdominal stab wound between April 2009 and September 2014 were evaluated...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466645/gating-window-dependency-on-scanned-carbon-ion-beam-dose-distribution-and-imaging-dose-for-thoracoabdominal-treatment
#15
Shinichiro Mori, Masataka Karube, Shigeo Yasuda, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada
OBJECTIVE: To explore the trade-off between dose assessment and imaging dose in respiratory gating with X-ray fluoroscopic imaging, we evaluated the relationship between dose assessment and fluoroscopic imaging dose in various gating windows, retrospectively. METHODS: 4DCT images acquired for 10 patients with lung and liver tumors were used for 4D treatment planning for scanned carbon ion beam. Imaging dose from two oblique directions was calculated by the number of images multiplied by the air kerma per image...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464191/adjunct-perfusion-branch-for-reduction-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-in-the-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#16
Marwan Youssef, Oroa Salem, Fritz Dünschede, Christian F Vahl, Bernhard Dorweiler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460036/reoperative-repair-of-descending-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aneurysms%C3%A2
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Christopher Lau, Mario Gaudino, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Erin Mills, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard Girardi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of reoperation on descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms. METHODS: Sixty-nine consecutive patients undergoing reoperative aneurysm repair (20 descending thoracic and 49 thoracoabdominal) were compared to 602 contemporary primary repairs. Propensity matching was used to reduce observable differences in preoperative characteristics. RESULTS: The reoperation group was younger (60.2 vs 65.3 years, P  = 0...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458756/infected-aortic-and-iliac-aneurysms-clinical-manifestations-in-the-emergency-departments-of-two-hospitals-in-southern-taiwan-china
#18
Chang-Chih Tsai, Chien-Chin Hsu, Kuo-Tai Chen
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of infected aortic and iliac aneurysms is often delayed, hampering timely treatment and potentially resulting in a fatal consequence. The aim of this study was to discover useful clinical features that can help physicians to identify these patients. METHODS: We reviewed the discharge notes from two hospitals and identified all patients who had a diagnosis of infected aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal aorta and iliac arteries between July 2009 and December 2013...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451002/-costal-metastasis-revealing-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Mamadou Ngoné Gueye, Gnagna Diouf, Daouda Dia, Awa Boye, Thierno Fall, Jean Louis Diémé, Oumar Ba, Mouhamadou Mbengue
Esophageal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Its severity is linked to delayed diagnosis which is most often made once a cancer has metastasized, in Africa. Costal metastases are rare. We report a case of a 38-year old Senegalese patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower esophagus with lytic metastases to the ribs. Mrs. TD, aged 38, was admitted with painful swelling in right hemithorax associated with weight loss. The patient also reported mechanical dysphagia evolving during 4 months which had not motivated consultation...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449836/aortic-calcification-progression-in-heterozygote-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#20
Manal Al Kindi, Alexandre M Bélanger, Karl Sayegh, Soumia Senouci, Sumayah Aljenedil, Lojan Sivakumaran, Isabelle Ruel, Khalid Al Rasadi, Khalid Al Waili, Zuhier Awan, David Valenti, Jacques Genest
BACKGROUND: Patients with homozygous and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) develop severe aortic calcifications in an age- and gene dosage-dependent manner. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of progression of aortic calcification in patients with HeFH. METHODS: We performed thoracoabdominal computed tomography scans and quantified aortic calcium (AoCa) score in 16 HeFH patients, all with the null low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor DEL15Kb mutation...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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