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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901573/validation-of-a-novel-cartoseg%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-for-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hasan Imanli, Shaun Bhatty, Jean Jeudy, Yousra Ghzally, Kiddy Ume, Rama Vunnam, Refael Itah, Mati Amit, John Duell, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm M Dickfeld
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of left atrial (LA) anatomy using image integration modules has been associated with decreased radiation exposure and improved procedural outcome when used for guidance of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We evaluated the CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module (Biosense Webster, Inc.) that offers a new CT-specific semi-automatic reconstruction of the atrial endocardium. METHODS: The CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module software was assessed prospectively in 80 patients undergoing AF ablation...
September 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892784/ileal-angiodysplasia-presentation-as-a-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report
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Ons Ghdes, Ali Gaja, Ahlem Blel, Hichem Jarraya, Najla Mnif
INTRODUCTION: Angiodysplasia is a common vascular abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, found in the elderly and most frequently revealed by gastrointestinal bleeding. We report an original case of ileal angiodysplasia in an 83-year-old woman presenting as a bowel obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old woman with a medical history of chronic untreated anemia, presented with cardinal symptoms of bowel obstruction. Computed tomography revealed diffuse ileal wall thickening with multiple zones of stenosis, which were aggravated by an ileal perforation and associated with vascular abnormalities compatible with angiodysplasia...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887680/cervical-vertebroplasty-under-sedoanalgesia-using-combined-ultrasonography-and-fluoroscopy-guidance-a-novel-technique
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Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz, Havva Sayhan, Mustafa Erkan İnanmaz, Mustafa Orhan
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to describe a case using combined USG and fluoroscopy for cervical VP via a percutaneous route under sedoanalgesia. METHODS: A 70-year-old male patient had severe neck pain for 6 weeks because of metastatic mass lesions in C6. After the decision to VP, the patient was placed on the operating table and 2 mg midazolam and 75 µg fentanyl were administered for conscious sedation. Localisation of the carotid artery, internal jugular vein, and trachea had been determined with USG...
September 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856324/decalcification-of-a-heavily-calcified-common-femoral-artery-and-its-bifurcation-with-a-cavitron-ultrasonic-surgical-aspirator
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S Maeda, T Nakamura
INTRODUCTION: Surgical endarterectomy is the preferred method for treating occlusive disease of the common femoral artery (CFA). However, endarterectomy is not always straightforward in cases with heavily calcified plaque. To overcome this limitation, a new method for decalcification, which utilizes a Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) has been developed. REPORT: The method involves full exposure of the calcified lesion. Following an arteriotomy, protruding calcification is removed using the CUSA, taking care to avoid vessel perforation...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836250/-clinical-efficacy-of-superior-mesenteric-artery-oriented-laparoscopic-complete-mesocolic-excision-in-the-treatment-of-right-colonic-cancer
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Yong Wang, Dongsheng Zhang, Yifei Feng, Zan Fu, Ziwei Xu, Yueming Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of superior mesenteric artery (SMA)-oriented laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) with a medial-to-lateral approach in the treatment of right colonic cancer. METHODS: A total of 166 patients with right colonic cancer who were admitted to The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2015 to December 2016 underwent SMA-oriented laparoscopic CME by the same surgical team. Clinical data of these patients were retrospectively analyzed...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835832/suprapubic-varicose-vein-formation-during-pregnancy-following-pre-pregnancy-pelvic-vein-embolisation-with-coils-without-any-residual-pelvic-venous-reflux-or-obstruction
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Emma Dabbs, Jaya L Nemchand, Mark S Whiteley
Suprapubic varicose veins are usually indicative of unilateral iliac vein occlusion and venous collateralisation. We report two cases of suprapubic varicose veins following pelvic vein embolisation and subsequent pregnancy; both presented without residual pelvic venous reflux or pelvic venous obstruction. In both cases, there was no significant flow in the suprapubic veins indicating that they were not acting as a collateral post-pregnancy. One patient had this venous abnormality treated successfully with TRansluminal Occlusion of Perforators, followed by foam sclerotherapy to the main part of the suprapubic vein...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835050/-implantation-of-the-irradiation-stent-system-intoportal-vein-studies-on-normal-beagles
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T K Li, G Y Zhu, W M Li, J Lu, C Wang, T F Pan, Y Wang, J H Guo
Objective: To assess the feasibility and safety of the irradiation stent system in portal vein on normal beagles. Methods: A portal vein irradiation stent system was composed of an Iodine-125 seeds-carrier and a conventional stent.Twenty beagle dogs were randomly assigned to receive treatment with a conventional stent (5 beagle dogs) or an irradiation stent system (15 beagle dogs in three groups received 11.1, 22.2, 33.3 MBq radioactivity, n=5 in each dose group). Follow-up methods included blood biochemical test, color Doppler sonographyand CT scan at 0, 15, 30, 60, and 120 days after implantation of irradiation stent system...
August 15, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806622/case-report-on-the-non-operative-management-of-a-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filter-perforating-the-duodenum
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Joseph S Fernandez-Moure, Keemberly Kim, M Haseeb Zubair, Wade R Rosenberg
INTRODUCTION: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) continues to be a significant source of morbidity for surgical patients. Placement of a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is used when patients have contraindications to anticoagulation or recurrent pulmonary embolism despite therapeutic anticoagulation. Although retrievable IVC filters are often used, they carry a unique set of risks. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old man presents to the Emergency Room (ER) following large volume melena and complaining of syncope...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765178/stercoral-perforation-of-the-colon-in-a-heroin-addict
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Cameron Douglas Brown, Fraser Maxwell, Paul French, Gary Nicholson
A 27-year-old female heroin addict presented with a peritonitic and distended abdomen. Her medical history included depression and a 3-year history of heroin abuse with attendant constipation. CT scan showed free intraperitoneal gas, massive faecal distension of the rectum and sigmoid colon and likely bowel necrosis. She underwent an emergency Hartmann's procedure for perforation of the sigmoid colon. Pathology identified two areas of stercoral ulceration, one of them being the area of perforation. Postoperatively, the patient developed a deep vein thrombosis and is now on anticoagulant therapy...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761039/atrio-esophageal-fistula-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Craig A Schuring, Luke J Mountjoy, Ashley B Priaulx, Robert J Schneider, Hayden L Smith, Geoffrey C Wall, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Percutaneous catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation of the left atrium and pulmonary vein ostia have become successful therapeutic modalities in the management of atrial fibrillation. Atrio-esophageal fistula is a rare complication. Awareness of complication risk is imperative because without prompt diagnosis and urgent surgical intervention, the outcome is often fatal. We present 3 cases of atrio-esophageal fistula following percutaneous catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA). CASE REPORT Case 1: A 72-year old white male presented 27 days after percutaneous RFA for atrial fibrillation with fever, altered mental status, and melena...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758229/time-dependent-factors-in-diep-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Rosaria Laporta, Benedetto Longo, Michail Sorotos, Alessio Farcomeni, Vittoria Amorosi, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
BACKGROUND: The process of harvesting and performing microsurgical anastomosis may lengthen deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction affecting results and patient safety. The aim of the study was to investigate the associations between predictors and operative time (OT). METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 336 immediate and 68 delayed unilateral reconstructions were performed in 404 patients. Age, weight, height, body mass index (BMI), nulliparity, or pluriparity condition were collected to determine the impact of patient characteristics on OT...
July 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757695/iatrogenic-subretinal-injection-of-ozurdex-%C3%A2-implant-and-its-effect-on-macular-edema
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Smita Shriram Karandikar, George J Manayath, Veerappan Saravanan, Siddharth Narendran, Venkatapathy Narendran
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report a rare case of subretinal lodgement of Ozurdex(®) implant (Allergan Inc., Irvine, CA, USA) and its effect on macular edema in a case of central retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: A rare complication of subretinal lodgement of Ozurdex(®) implant without retinal perforation was encountered in a case of RVO with intractable macular edema. As associated retinal perforation was not noted, no intervention was done...
May 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753219/the-retrograde-transverse-cervical-artery-as-a-recipient-vessel-for-free-tissue-transfer-in-complex-head-and-neck-reconstruction-with-a-vessel-depleted-neck
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Pedro Ciudad, Mouchammed Agko, Oscar J Manrique, Shivprasad Date, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Wei Ling Chang, Fabio Nicoli, Federico Lo Torto, Michele Maruccia, Georgios Orfaniotis, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction in a vessel-depleted neck is challenging. The success rates can be markedly decreased because of unavailability of suitable recipient vessels. In order to obtain a reliable flow, recipient vessels away from the zone of fibrosis, radiation, or infection need to be explored. The aim of this report is to present our experience and clinical outcomes using the retrograde flow coming from the distal transverse cervical artery (TCA) as a source for arterial inflow for complex head and neck reconstruction in patients with a vessel-depleted neck...
July 28, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745442/modification-of-pedicle-lengthening-through-perforator-transposition-in-free-anterolateral-thigh-flaps-with-pedicle-size-discrepancy-a-case-report
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Hyun Ho Han, Daiwon Jun, Goo Hyun Mun, Suk-Ho Moon
In spite of thorough presurgical planning, emergency situations requiring longer pedicle length may arise during anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap surgeries. While performing vessel graft for pedicle lengthening, discrepancy may occur because of a certain genetic predisposition or vascular variation at the anastomosis site of the graft vessel and the flap pedicle. A 76-year-old male patient with neurofibromatosis type I had a 15 x 10 cm defect, which was caused by radical excision of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor on his back...
July 26, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742737/the-azygos-vein-is-at-potential-risk-of-injury-from-malpositioning-of-left-thoracic-pedicle-screw-in-thoracic-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
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Jun Jiang, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A computed tomography study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changed position of azygos vein in patients with thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to analyze the potential risk of injury of azygos vein from thoracic pedicle screw placement in these patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It has been widely recognized that the anatomic positions of structures adjacent to the vertebrae may change in patients with AIS. To date, no study had evaluated such change of azygos vein in patients with AIS...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740779/using-the-venous-pectoral-branch-from-the-thoracoacromial-system-as-a-lifeboat-in-autologous-breast-reconstruction
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Michael Tarakji, Matthew J Bartow, Charles Dupin, Oren Tessler
The most common recipient vessels for autologous free flap breast reconstruction are the internal mammary vessels. At times, there are problems with the exposed internal mammary vein (IMV) that require other options such as using the contralateral IMV, superior rib resection to access proximal IMV, retrograde IMV use, and thoracodorsal vein access with or without a vein graft. This case demonstrates using the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial venous system without a vein graft as a lifeboat option when the IMV is not suitable for anastomosis...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740774/unilateral-internal-mammary-recipient-vessels-for-bilateral-diep-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Jeffrey H Lee, David E Varon, Eric G Halvorson
The deep inferior epigastric perforator flap has become increasingly popular for breast reconstruction with the most common recipient vessels being the internal mammary artery and vein. In certain cases, however, these recipient vessels are inadequate due to an absent or diminutive vein. Moreover, patients at high risk for future coronary artery disease may sacrifice the best conduit for coronary revascularization if the internal mammary recipients are used. Alternative recipient vessels, including the thoracodorsal, thoracoacromial, external jugular, and cephalic vessels have significant limitations...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739461/perforator-vein-access-for-venous-pharmacomechanical-thrombolysis
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Afsha Aurshina, Arkady Ganelin, Anil Hingorani, Borislav Kheyson, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
A 28-year-old Hispanic female with a history of deep vein thrombosis presented to the emergency room with left lower extremity swelling and pain. On duplex venous exam, an extensive left lower extremity DVT extending to her left common iliac vein was identified. A perforator vein measuring 2.6 mm located in the mid-calf area was used to access and perform mechanical and chemical thrombolysis. Complete resolution of symptoms was observed.
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739194/perforator-based-rectus-free-tissue-transfer-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-new-reconstructive-advantages-from-an-old-friend
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Stephen Y Kang, Matthew E Spector, Douglas B Chepeha
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate three reconstructive advantages of the perforator based rectus free tissue transfer: long pedicle, customizable adipose tissue, and volume reconstruction without muscle atrophy within a contained space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with defects of the head and neck were reconstructed with the perforator based rectus free tissue transfer. RESULTS: Transplant success was 93%. Mean pedicle length was 13.4cm...
July 21, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721190/a-case-of-fatal-internal-jugular-vein-perforation-during-nasogastric-tube-insertion
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Katherine A Smith, Jeffrey P Fleming, Robert D Bennett, Andrew A Taitano
Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion is a routine procedure in the management of surgical patients. We report the second case of internal jugular vein perforation during NGT insertion. A 79-year-old man presented with diffuse abdominal pain secondary to a perforated viscus. Abdominal CT revealed pneumoperitoneum, necessitating emergent exploratory laparotomy. On post-operative Day 7, the patient developed mild abdominal distension and subjective nausea for which NGT placement was ordered for decompression. Tube placement was confirmed by insufflation of air without aspiration of gastric contents...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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