Publications by authors named "Andreja Dimic"

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Open Surgical Treatment of Acute Spontaneous Isolated Abdominal Aortic Dissection.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: The aim of this paper is to report our single-center experience in the open surgical treatment of acute spontaneous infrarenal isolated abdominal aortic dissection (siIAAD).

Methods: This was a single center retrospective study. Between January 2015 and 2020 ten patients were treated due to acute siIAAD with open surgery. There were no patients treated for chronic siIAAD in this time period. Patients who had concomitant thoracic aortic involvement were excluded from this report.

Results: The group consisted of 7 male and 3 female patients. History of hypertension was present in nine patients and six were active smokers. The abdominal/back pain was described in 9 patients, two had acute limb ischemia and three had aortic rupture. Median dissection length was 91 mm (65.7 - 106), median distance from the lowest renal artery was 30 mm (20.7 - 49.3) and median abdominal aortic diameter was 58.5 mm (32.5 - 66.2). Supracoeliac clamp was used in three cases with a ruptured aorta and suprarenal in two patients. The mean duration of proximal clamping time was 24.3 ± 7.49 min. One patient died of postoperative acute myocardial infarction, one suffered nonfatal pulmonary embolism and one had deep venous thrombosis. No aortic-related deaths and/or reinterventions occurred during the median follow-up of 32 months.

Conclusions: Acute siIAAD is a rare event which affects mostly male smokers with hypertension. Open surgery is a technically demanding procedure with acceptable complication rates and should be performed in specialized high-volume centers for the treatment of aortic disease. Future efforts to establish a multicenter registry to evaluate the prevalence of the disease and treatment options could provide better and more comprehensive guidelines for the treatment of acute siIAAAD.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2021.02.035DOI Listing
April 2021

Long Term Degeneration and Spontaneous Rupture of an Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Graft.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2021 03 13;61(3):531. Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Serbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.10.006DOI Listing
March 2021

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient with Right Pelvic Kidney and Previous Left Nephrectomy.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2020 Oct 24;60(4):593. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.05.044DOI Listing
October 2020

Vascular Injuries in Intravenous Drug Addicts-A Single-Center Experience.

Ann Vasc Surg 2020 Aug 23;67:185-191. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: Infected false aneurysms (IFA) caused by intravenous drug abuse are uncommon but challenging lesions. The best approach for the surgical management of this condition is still unknown. The aim is to present a single-center 14-year experience in the IFA treatment in intravenous drug abusers, thus providing additional data regarding the treatment options and outcome in these patients.

Methods: A retrospective analysis of 32 consecutive patients with vascular injuries secondary to intravenous drug abuse, during the period from January 2004 to April 2018, was performed. Data of interest were extracted from patients' medical history records, anesthesia charts, and database implemented in daily practice, or were obtained by personal contact. The diagnosis was set based on history, physical examination and/or color Doppler sonography, multidetector computed tomographic angiography, and digital subtraction angiography. The outcome included graft patency, limb amputation, and mortality.

Results: During study period, 32 heroin abusers, predominantly males (81%), were surgically treated due to vascular injuries, with mean age of 35.2 years. The vast majority of patients have had an injury of the lower extremity blood vessels (84.3%) and the common femoral artery was the most common site of injury (59.4%). Three-quarters of patients underwent resection of the false aneurysm and ligation of the artery without reconstruction of the blood vessel. In 7 cases (21.9%), arterial reconstruction was performed with overall failure rate of 42.86%. The overall mortality rate was 6.25% and the rate of extremity salvage was 96.7%.

Conclusions: The best treatment option is yet to be found, but based on the results of the present study, ligation of affected artery without revascularization seems to be an efficient, safe, and optimal treatment method, with minor risk of the extremity loss.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2020.02.041DOI Listing
August 2020

Superior Thyroid Artery Perforation During Carotid Artery Stenting.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2020 02 30;59(2):294. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.11.013DOI Listing
February 2020

Treatment of pediatric vascular injuries: the experience of a single non-pediatric referral center.

Int Angiol 2019 Jun 15;38(3):250-255. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: Pediatric peripheral vascular trauma carries significant risk of complications including limb loss and long-term invalidity. Mechanisms and types of morphological lesions are very diverse. The objectives of this study are to present the experience of a single vascular center in the surgical approach to pediatric vascular injuries, and to analyze the main challenges related to this clinical entity.

Methods: Over a period of 25 years, 17 pediatric peripheral vascular injuries were treated in our institution. Patient's age ranged between one day (newborn) and 15 years (mean: 10.7 years). There were five injuries of upper and 12 injuries of the lower extremity. Preoperative diagnosis was established by clinical examination (N.=4), ultrasonography (N.=1) and angiography (N.=12). Blunt trauma mainly caused arterial thrombosis while penetrating trauma caused arterial laceration or complete transection. Five patients had associated orthopedic injuries (29,4%). There were two posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms and two arterio-venous fistulas.

Results: There was no perioperative mortality. Vascular reconstructions included arterial suture (N.=4), thrombectomy + patch angioplasty (N.=1), termino-terminal anastomosis (N.=3), venous anatomic bypass (N.=6), PTFE graft reconstruction (N.=2), and venous extra-anatomic reconstruction (N.=1). Two patients had associated venous injury demanding both arterial and venous reconstruction. In the only case of war trauma treatment ended with limb loss. Other reconstructions presented good early and long-term patency.

Conclusions: Pediatric vascular injuries are extremely challenging issues. Treatment includes broad spectrum of different types of vascular reconstructions. It should be performed by vascular surgeon trained in open vascular treatment or pediatric surgeon with significant experience in vascular surgery.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0392-9590.19.04124-5DOI Listing
June 2019

Impact of diabetes mellitus on early outcome of carotid endarterectomy.

Vasa 2019 Mar 7;48(2):148-156. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

1 Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of ischaemic stroke in the general population but its impact on early outcome after the carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is controversial with conflicting results.

Patients And Methods: This prospective study includes 902 consecutive CEAs. Patients were divided into non-diabetic and diabetic groups and subsequently analysed. Early outcomes in terms of 30-day stroke and death rates were then analysed and compared.

Results: There were 606 non-diabetic patients. Among 296 diabetic patients, 83 were insulin-dependent. The cumulative TIA/stroke rate was statistically higher in the diabetic group (2.6 vs. 5.7 %, P = 0.02). Stroke was more frequent in the diabetic group (2.0 vs. 4.4 %, P = 0.04) comparedto TIA (0.7 vs. 1.4 %, P = 0.45). Mortality was statistically more frequent in diabetic patients (0.2 vs. 1.7 %, P = 0.01). The 30-day stroke/death rate (2.6 vs. 5.7 %, P = 0.02) was also statistically higher in the diabetic group. Factors that were identified to increase risk of death and stroke in multivariate analysis were: use of insulin for blood glucose control (OR = 2.47, 95 % CI 1.61-4.68, P = 0.01), higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol value (OR = 1.52, 95 % CI 1.15-2.22, P < 0.01), presence of coronary disease (OR = 2.04, 95 % CI 1.40-3.31, P = 0.03), peripheral artery disease (OR = 2.14, 95 % CI 1.34-3.65, P = 0.02), complicated plaque (OR = 1.77, 95 % CI 1.11-3.68, P = 0.03), contralateral carotid artery occlusion (OR = 2.37, 95 % CI 1.25-4.74, P = 0.02), shunt use (OR = 3.46, 95 % CI 1.18-7.10, P < 0.01), and among diabetic patients higher HbA1c levels (OR = 1.28, 95 % CI 1.05-1.66, P = 0.03). Clamp toleration was associated with lower risk of death and stroke rates (OR = 0.43, 95 % CI 0.23-0.76, P < 0.01).

Conclusions: In our study, perioperative neurological complications and mortality were statistically higher in diabetic patients compared to non-diabetic patients during CEA. Further research will have to show whether other treatment modalities of carotid artery stenosis and better glycaemia and dyslipidaemia controlling in diabetics can reduce this risk.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526/a000737DOI Listing
March 2019

Abdominal Aortic Surgery in the Presence of Inferior Vena Cava Anomalies: A Case Series.

Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Feb 22;39:137-142. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: Left-sided inferior vena cava (LIVC) and duplicated inferior vena cava (DIVC) are rare asymptomatic congenital abnormalities. Unrecognized, these anomalies can be the source of major injuries and cause serious life-threatening bleeding complications especially during abdominal aortic surgery.

Methods: Retrospective data for patients with 2 major inferior vena cava (IVC) anomalies that underwent aortic surgery over a 13-year period were collected. Patient demographics, type of aortic disease and caval anomaly, surgical approach, type of aortic reconstruction associated with procedure on caval vein, postoperative complications, and in-hospital mortality were recorded.

Results: There were 9 patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) anomalies who underwent aortic surgery. All of them were men, with a median age of 66.2 years. Seven had an LIVC and 2 had DIVC. Five patients were operated on due to abdominal aortic aneurysm and 4 due to aortoiliac occlusive disease. In all patients, a midline transperitoneal aortic approach was performed. In 5 cases, the left IVC had to be temporarily resected and later reconstructed, and in the other 4 it was just mobilized. There were no postoperative complications except in one patient who developed deep vein thrombosis in the left calf; this was successfully treated with anticoagulant therapy.

Conclusion: Due to favorable results and low incidence of perioperative complications and in the absence of other associated abdominal pathology, we propose the midline transperitoneal approach with mobilization or temporary resection of LIVC.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2016.06.022DOI Listing
February 2017

[High rate of native arteriovenous fistulas: how to reach this goal?].

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2015 Mar-Apr;143(3-4):226-9

The types of vascular accesses for hemodialysis (HD) include the native arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenous graft (AVG) and central venous catheter (CVC). Adequately matured native AVF is the best choice for HD patients and a high percentage of its presence is the goal of every nephrologist and vascular surgeon. This paper analyses the number and type of vascular accesses for HD performed over a 10-year period at the Clinical Center of Serbia, and presents the factors of importance for the creation of such a high number of successful native AVF (over 80%). Such a result is, inter alia, the consequence of the appointment of the Vascular Access Coordinator, whose task was to improve the quality of care of blood vessels in the predialysis period as well as of functional vascular accesses, and to promote the cooperation among different specialists within the field. Vascular access is the "lifeline"for HD patients. Thus, its successful planning, creation and monitoring of vascular access is a continuous process that requires the collaboration and cooperation of the patient, nephrologist, vascular surgeon, radiologist and medical personnel.
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October 2015

Images in vascular medicine. Graft angulation due to the shortening of a body stature - an (un)predictable late complication of axillobifemoral bypass grafting.

Vasc Med 2014 Dec 9;19(6):508-9. Epub 2014 Sep 9.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1358863X14550853DOI Listing
December 2014

Indirect surgical management of a penetrating vertebral artery injury.

Vascular 2014 Dec 25;22(6):468-70. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Introduction: Vertebral artery injury caused by penetrating neck trauma is a rare occurrence. Direct surgical repair is difficult due to anatomy and exposure. Proximal and distal ligation or/and embolization represent the most common management in cases which require intervention.

Case Report: A young man accidentally stabbed in the neck was admitted to the emergency department with active arterial bleeding from the wound. Immediate surgical exploration revealed an isolated injury of the left vertebral artery intraosseous segment. Lesion was managed by proximal segment ligature and distal Fogarty catheter balloon-tamponade. Postoperative angiography excluded the need for further interventions. Balloon-catheter was successfully extracted after 72 hours and patient discharged neurologically intact on postoperative day 7. Fourteen months later, there are no signs of vascular or neurologic complications.

Conclusion: Balloon-tamponade is a valuable technical adjunct in either temporizing or definitive management of surgically inaccessible vascular trauma.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1708538114529278DOI Listing
December 2014

[Hybrid procedure in the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: case report].

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2013 Jan-Feb;141(1-2):89-94

Introduction: Treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is a major problem in vascular surgery. Conventional open repair is associated with significant rates of mortality and morbidity and therefore, there is a need for better solutions. One of them is a hybrid procedure that includes visceral debranching. This paper presents the first such case performed in Serbia, with a brief overview on all published procedures worldwide.

Case Outline: A 57-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of thoracoabdominal aneurysms type V by Crawford-Safi classifications. Because of the significant comorbidities it was concluded that conventional treatment would bear unacceptably high perioperative risk, and that the possible alternative could be the hybrid procedure in two stages. In the first stage aortobiliacal reconstruction with bifurcated Dacron graft (16 x 8 mm) and visceral debranching with hand made tailored branched graft was done. In the second act, the thoracoabdominal aneurysm was excluded with implantation of the endovascular Valiant stent graft, 34 x 150 mm (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA). Control MSCT angiography showed a proper visceral branch patency and positioning of the stent graft without endoleaks. Nine months after the procedure the patient was symptom-free, with no aneurysm, diameter change and no graft-related complication. All visceral branches were patent.

Conclusion: So far about 500 cases of visceral debranching have been published with the aim of treating thoracoabdominal aneurysms, and still we have no valid guidelines concerning this method. However, in carefully selected high-risk patients this is an excellent alternative to open surgery of thoracoabdominal aneurysms.
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September 2013

[Axillobifemoral bypass grafting].

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2004 May-Jun;132(5-6):157-62

Introduction: Axillo-femoral bypass (AxF) means connecting the axillar and femoral artery with the graft that is placed subcutaneously. Usually, this graft is connected with contralateral femoral artery via one accessory subcutaneous graft, and this connection is known as axillobifemoral bypass (AxFF). This extra-anatomic procedure is an alternative method to the standard reconstruction of aortoiliac region when there are contraindications for general or local reasons.

Objective: The objective of this paper is to show early and late results of AxFF bypass grafting as well as to show the indications for AxFF bypass.

Methods: The sample consisted of 37 patients. The procedure was performed in 28 patients who suffered from aortoiliac occlusive disease and who were at high risk due to the comorbidity--in one patient with the rupture of juxtarenal aneurysm of abdominal aorta; in five patients with aortoenteric fistula, in two patients with latrogenic lesion of abdominal aorta and in one female patient with anus preternaturalis definitivus who was treated for rectovaginal fistula. Donor's right axillary artery was used in 26 cases (70.3%), and donor's left axillary artery was used in 9 cases (29.7%). Dacron graft was used in 34 patients and Polytetrafluoroethlylene graft was used in three patients. Simultaneously, profundoplastic was done in four patients and femoro-popliteal bypass was performed in three patients. In five patients who suffered from aortoenteric fistula, simultaneous intervention of gastrointerstinal system has been done. Chi2 test was used for statistical evaluation and life table method was used for verification of late graft patency.

Results: The rate of early postoperative mortality was 13.5%. The causes of death were: sepsis--1, MOFS--3, and infarct myocardium--1. The mean follow up period was 40.1 months, ranging from six months to 17 years. During the follow up period, an early graft thrombosis was identified in two and late graft occlusion was reported in four patients. As the cause of occlusion, the progression of occlusive disease of receptive artery was identified in three patients, while anastomotic neointimae hyperplasia of recipient artery was identified in one patient. Three patients died during the follow up period. As the cause of death, CVI was reported in two patients and malignancy of the urinary tract was found in one patient. The other complications were--artery angulation on the level of proximal anastomosis in one patient (Figure 1), false aneurysm in one patient, perigraft seroma in one patient and graft infection in three patients. Life table method has shown that cumulative rate of late graft patency is 80.39% after five years (Graph 1).

Discussion: Our results were analyzed and compared with the results of the study on 283 patients who had undergone aortobifemoral bypass (AFF) operation due to the aortoiliac occlusive disease. This study was completed in 1995 (18). The results showed that there was no statistically significant differences between AxFF and AFF group (p > 0.05), considering early mortality rate and late graft patency (Graph 2). The review of mortality and late patency rate after AxFF bypass grafting in a world well known studies has shown the similar results (Table 1). CONCLUSION The authors suggest that axilobifemoral bypass is indicated when there are contraindications or difficulties to perform anatomic reconstruction due to the abdomen condition (infection, adhesion, comorbidity) as well as in high risk patients with low life expectancy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/sarh0406157dDOI Listing
November 2004