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Type 2 endoleak incidence and fate after EVAR in a multicentric series: different results with different devices?

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Deprtment of Surgery "P Stefanini", Policlinico "Umberto I", "Sapienza" University of Rome.

Objectives: Aim of this work is describing incidence and fate of type 2 endoleaks (T2EL) in a multi-centric cohort of patients treated by EVAR with Ovation device (Endologix), and compering them with a group treated by Excluder (W.L. Gore & Associates). Read More

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November 2018
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Successful Endovascular Aneurysm Repair For Brucella Mycotic Aneurysm Acquired From Ingestion Of Sheep Placenta.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, South Wing, 14(th) Floor K Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

An aortic aneurysm infected by Brucella is rarely seen. In this case report, we describe a Brucella mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm acquired from ingestion of sheep placenta. Clinical symptoms included fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.032DOI Listing
November 2018
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Successful Smoking Cessation Associated with Walking Behavior In Patients With Claudication.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine / Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030. Electronic address:

Introduction: Behavioral economics theories suggest that a preference for delayed benefits promotes positive behavioral change, a concept relevant to both smoking cessation and community-based exercise regimens for claudication. Given the high rate of smoking among older Veterans, we were interested in examining the association between smoking cessation, exercise regimen adherence, and preferences for delayed vs. immediate benefits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.017DOI Listing
November 2018

Readmissions after Firearm Injury Requiring Vascular Repair.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Preventative Medicine & Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

Introduction: Firearm injuries can be morbid and potentially have high resource utilization. Historically, trauma and vascular surgery patients are at higher risk for readmissions. Our goal was to assess the risk for readmission among patients undergoing vascular repair after a firearm injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.026DOI Listing
November 2018

Successful Endovascular Treatment of a Ruptured Type I Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm… Twice.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto; Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Hospital de S. João, Porto, Portugal.

Introduction: Only a minority of vascular surgeons have personal experience on thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA) repair, and even less have performed surgery on these formidable lesions for rupture. Unsurprisingly, when open surgery was the only treatment option available, these impressive pathologies were frequently deemed inoperable and managed conservatively. Endovascular techniques brought new hope in these scenarios, but despite current advances, morbidity and mortality remains high, even in experienced centres. Read More

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November 2018
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Carotid artery involvement in advanced recurrent head and neck cancer: a case report and literature review.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Background: Surgical management of advanced head and neck tumours involving the carotid artery remains controversial with compromised survival outcomes and heightened risks of morbidity and mortality.

Case: We describe a case of a 74-year-old lady with previous T1N0M0 left tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), who developed a left nodal recurrence encasing the left external carotid artery from the carotid bifurcation. She underwent an extended left radical neck dissection with carotid artery patch plasty and remains well to date, 10-months post-surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.027DOI Listing
November 2018
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Single-centre experience and preliminary Results of intravascular ultrasound in endovascular aneurysm repair.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

University of Palermo, Vascular Surgery Unit, AOUP "P. Giaccone", Palermo, Italy.

Aim: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has been introduced as diagnostic adjunct to provide new insights in the diagnosis and therapy of vascular disease. Herein we compared the outcomes of conventional endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and EVAR with IVUS in patients presenting infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm using a propensity-matched cohort.

Methods: From May 2013 to August 2017, 221 patients were retrospectively analysed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.016DOI Listing
November 2018
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Endovascular repair of a large ilioiliac fistula using a reversed iliac limb endograft.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

German Aortic Center Hamburg, Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany.

Ilioiliac fistulae are a rare condition whose diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. We describe the case of a 74-year old patient with a high-flow fistula between the left common iliac artery and the ipsilateral common iliac vein presenting with heart failure. The fistula was probably iatrogenic, caused by prostatic surgery one year earlier. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.104DOI Listing
November 2018

True giant ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm in nonagenarian female patient: a case report and review of the literature.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, A. O. Ordine Mauriziano, Umberto I Hospital, Torino, Italy.

Atherosclerotic superficial femoral artery (SFA) true aneurysm is rare, often associated with others aortic or peripheral aneurysms and usually discovered when have reached a considerable diameter or become symptomatic. We present the case of a 92-year old woman admitted in the emergency department with a huge ruptured SFA aneurysm. The patient underwent successful aneurysmectomy followed by bypass grafting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.105DOI Listing
November 2018
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Modified Candy-Plug Technique for Rescue Type B Aortic Dissection with False-Lumen Rupture.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, 5 Fu-Shing Street, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Despite recent advances in surgical techniques and endovascular devices, the management of ruptured type B aortic dissection remains challenging. Herein, we describe a patient with a history of chronic type B aortic dissection who presented to the emergency department with a massive left hemothorax and profound shock. Computed tomography demonstrated a thoracic dissecting aneurysm with false-lumen rupture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.109DOI Listing
November 2018
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Timing of Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and its Relationship with VTE Prevention Measures in Immobile Patients.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Jobst Vascular Institute. Electronic address:

Objective: To describe the timing of venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis in patients with cerebral or spinal trauma and stroke and describe the relationships between VTE prophylaxis and timing of VTE diagnosis at a community hospital.

Methods: Retrospective cohort observational study over a span of 10 years from 200 to 2016.

Results: Lower extremity ultrasound surveillance identified 138 patients who developed VTE during their hospital stay (mean age 62 years, 61. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.014DOI Listing
November 2018

Celiac Artery Vasculitis.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, 150 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220.

Isolated celiac artery vasculitis is an uncommon disease rarely reported in western literature. In this case report, we describe a 52-year-old Chinese male presenting with abdominal pain who was diagnosed with non-specific celiac artery vasculitis and was successfully treated with a short course of oral corticosteroids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.106DOI Listing
November 2018
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An Unusual Case of Bilateral Upper Extremity IschemiaCaused by Forearm Vessel Fibromuscular Dysplasia.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

UNC Division of Vascular Surgery, Chapel Hill (NC).

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-atherosclerotic disease that generally affects medium-sized arteries. The distribution typically involves the renal, extracranial carotid/vertebral, and iliac arteries. FMD in other vascular beds is rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.110DOI Listing
November 2018
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Evolving Trends in Insurance Coverage of Vascular Surgery Patients in Academic Practice.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Brookfield, WI, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: Insurance coverage of vascular surgery patients may differ from patients with less chronic surgical pathologies. The goal of this study is to identify trends in insurance status of vascular surgery patients over the last 10 years at a busy academic center.

Methods: All consecutive patient visits for a vascular procedure from 2006 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed from a prospectively collected institutional database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.011DOI Listing
November 2018

Treatment of complex aortic aneurysms using combination of renal and visceral bypass and fenestrated/branched stent-grafts.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report our experience of treatment of aortic aneurysms using combination of renal and visceral arteries bypass and fenestrated/branched stentgraft in various complex anatomical situations.

Methods: Between November 2005 and March 2017, 10 patients underwent a hybrid strategy combining bypasses for renal and/or visceral arteries and custom-made fenestrated/branched stent-grafts. Two patients had abdominal aortic aneurysm (1 juxtarenal and 1 suprarenal) and 8 patients had thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (1 type I, 2 type II including one dissection, 2 type III, 1 type IV and 2 type V). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.025DOI Listing
November 2018
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Leiomyosarcoma of the great saphenous vein: case report and literature review.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Vascular surgery department, Faculty of medicine and pharmacy of Fez Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, UHC Hassan II Fez, Morocco.

Vascular leiomyosarcomas are extremely rare, and involve veins five times more often than arteries. In the lower extremity, the great saphenous vein is the most frequent site of origin. We report the case of a healthy 45-year-old presented with a painless mass located proximally in the right thigh in the line of great saphenous vein. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.111DOI Listing
November 2018

Results of Telehealth Electronic Monitoring for Post Discharge Complications and Surgical Site Infections Following Arterial Revascularization with Groin Incision.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Centers for Clinical Sciences Research, Charleston Area Medical Center Health Education and Research Institute, Charleston, WV.

Introduction: Post-surgical discharge complications result in increased hospital readmissions, cost, and patient dissatisfaction. Telehealth technology to monitor patients, especially those in geographically isolated areas, may reduce post-operative complications, improve health and financial outcomes.

Objective: The primary objective was to compare outcomes between patients that received Telehealth electronic monitoring (THEM) to those with routine discharge instructions and no monitoring, Standard Of Care (SOC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.023DOI Listing
November 2018
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Aortic curvature remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair: assessing device conformability, employing image vector analysis.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Hospital Clínic. Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: Aortic arch curvature can be straightened by endograft placement. However, different measurement methods with dissimilar follow-up and endografts have been published. The aim of this study is to corroborate, for the first time, the pliability of the C-TAG thoracic endograft (W. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.019DOI Listing
November 2018
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The Epidemiology of Micro-Arteriovenous Fistulas in the Lower Legs.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Objective: Patients presenting with edema, skin redness, pain, and itching in their lower legs are common and encountered often in daily practice. However, although commonly recognized diseases, such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), stasis dermatitis due to varicose veins, lymphedema, and cellulitis, are diagnosed correctly in most cases, micro-arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) may often be overlooked due to low awareness and rarity. This study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence of micro-AVF in patients presenting with foot skin symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.008DOI Listing
November 2018
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Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) not yet applicable for widespread out-of-hospital use: a Case of nonsurvivable complication from prolonged REBOA inflation.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA.

Background: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is being considered for temporizing catastrophic hemorrhage prior to arriving at a specialty center for definitive surgical management.

Case: We describe the clinical case of a 72-year-old male with a ruptured infrarenal aortic abdominal aneurysm, initially stabilized with REBOA at an outside facility and transferred to our care. Transport time was >100 minutes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.108DOI Listing
November 2018
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Angiosarcoma of a Thrombosed Arteriovenous Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Attikon" University Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Angiosarcomas developing in non-functioning arteriovenous fistulae in renal transplant recipients are quite rare clinical entities with very poor prognosis. Herein we present a 60-year-old male who developed an angiosarcoma in a thrombosed radiocephalic fistula six years after renal transplantation. The patient presented with pain and swelling at the site of a previously asymptomatic fistula. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.10.014DOI Listing
November 2018
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Protocol adaptation of OCT in lower limb arteries revascularisation.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Vascular surgery, Aortic centre, CHU Lille, France; Inserm U1008, University of Lille, France.

In lower limb arteries, assessment of stent apposition and/or the single opening of the diseased artery remains poor since this relies on 2D angiogram. Extrapolating experience gained with coronary arteries, optical coherence tomography (OCT) could provide 3D reconstructions of the arterial wall and the stent implanted. A modified protocol of OCT acquisition, which usually includes large amount of iodine contrast flush, is presented here in 3 patients with long and complex occlusion of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.031DOI Listing
November 2018
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Clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of limb-sparing surgery with vascular reconstruction for soft tissue sarcomas.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: The standard of treatment for lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is limb-sparing surgery. For a small subset of the patients, concomitant vascular reconstruction may be required to preserve limb viability and function while completely excising the tumor with an adequate resection margin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes and clinical characteristics of patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities requiring vascular reconstructions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.018DOI Listing
November 2018

Association between perioperative fibrinogen levels and mid-term outcome in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Vascular Surgery Unit, 5th, Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: We investigated the potential association between perioperative fibrinogen levels and outcome in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).

Methods: Consecutive patients with an intact AAA undergoing elective EVAR with a specific bifurcated endograft (ENDURANT, MEDTRONIC) were recruited between December 2012 and October 2016. Preoperative and 24-hour postoperative fibrinogen levels were recorded and potential associations with outcome were tested. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.021DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cost Effectiveness In Carotid Surgery.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid.

Objective: The purpose is to determinate the cost-effectiveness of Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) versus transfemoral (TFS) and transcervical (TCS) stenting in a short & long term in symptomatic and asymptomatic.

Methods: January-2003 to December-2014, patients from the Vascular Department, with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid stenosis who were clinically and anatomically suitable for TFS, TCS or CEA were included. Prospective cost data for each individual procedure and complication during follow-up were obtained from Diagnostic-Related Group (DRG). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.013DOI Listing
November 2018

Treatment of Retrograde Type B Aortic Dissection After Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, 
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Retrograde ascending aortic dissection during or after thoracic endovascular aortic repair is a non-frequent complication (2.4%) especially in patients for type B aortic dissections with a high mortality rate (42%). This complication can occur not only during the index hospitalization but also after discharge up to 3 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.107DOI Listing
November 2018
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Intravenous Lymphatic Cyst in Inferior Vena Cava - A Rare Cause of Budd-Chiari Syndrome.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center, Peking University, Beijing, 100044, China. Electronic address:

A case with an extremely rare intravenous cystic lesion in suprahepatic inferior vena cava was reported, which originated from the lymphatic system and had induced Budd-Chiari syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a benign cystic lesion originating from the wall of suprahepatic inferior vena cava that results in Budd-Chiari syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.113DOI Listing
November 2018
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Influence of Type of Fixation and other Characteristics on Outcome after Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Nuovo Ospedale Civile S. Agostino-Estense, Baggiovara, Modena, Italy.

Introduction: Endovascular treatment represents nowadays a valuable option in the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs). Aim of the present study was to evaluate a 15-year, single center experience with endovascular treatment of rAAAs and the role of the type of fixation in outcome.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective analysis of all consecutive hemodynamically stable and unstable patients with a diagnosed rAAA, treated at this hospital with an endovascular procedure between December 1999 and January 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.022DOI Listing
November 2018
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Prospective study on diagnostic performance of color Doppler ultrasound using trans stenotic mean arterial pressure gradient as a reference in stented superior mesenteric artery.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Translational Medicine, Division of Medical Radiology, Lund University, Sweden.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) after stenting of Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) stenosis using mean arterial pressure (MAP) gradients as a reference method.

Patients And Methods: Prospective study. Thirty-one patients underwent 51 paired measurements of MAP gradients and CDU after endovascular intervention with endoprosthesis in the SMA for mesenteric atherosclerotic disease between March 2009 and July 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.020DOI Listing
November 2018
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Primary External Iliac Vein Leiomyosarcoma.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Oncology, Alchemist Hospital, Sector-21, Panchkula-134112 (Haryana, India).

Leiomyosarcomas of vascular origin are uncommon. They arise from the smooth muscles of tunica media of major blood vessels. Most of the cases present in women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.030DOI Listing
November 2018
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The Effect of Vascular Morphology on Selective Left Vertebral Artery Catheterization in Right-sided Radial Artery Cerebral Angiography.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Affiliated RuiKang Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, 10 Huadong Road, Nanning, China, 530011.

Subject: To determine, via retrospective study, the effects of vascular morphology and related factors on the success of selective arterial catheterization of the left vertebral artery when approached via right-sided radial artery cerebral angiography.

Method: Patients that had undergone diagnostic cerebral angiography were enrolled, and their medical history, catheter type, and vessel morphology were analyzed.

Result: A total of 205 patients were enrolled in this study from Feb 2014 to Dec 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.08.112DOI Listing
November 2018
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Infections of Prosthetic Grafts and Patches Used for Infrainguinal Arterial Reconstructions.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Northwell Health System, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY, 11030, USA.

Objectives: Prosthetic grafts are often used as alternative conduits in patients with peripheral vascular disease who do not have an adequate autologous vein for bypass. Prosthetic grafts, unfortunately, carry an increased risk of infection and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to identify potential risk factors and subsequent outcomes associated with lower extremity prosthetic graft infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.015DOI Listing
November 2018

Superficial femoral venous aneurysm in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: the inguinal hernia mimic.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Venous aneurysms are a rare vascular anomaly characterised by a solitary area of dilatation containing all three layers of the venous vessel wall. Described throughout the venous system, venous aneurysms can be classified as deep or superficial based on the vein involved. Whilst generally asymptomatic, superficial venous aneurysms can be associated with venous insufficiency or venous thromboembolism and are often confused for soft tissue masses or hernias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.028DOI Listing
November 2018
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Pre-operative aneurysm thrombus volume, but not density, predicts type 2 endoleak rate following endovascular aneurysm repair.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: The impact of aneurysm thrombus characteristics on type 2 endoleak rate following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of pre-operative aneurysm thrombus volume and density on the incidence of type 2 endoleak following EVAR for infrarenal AAA.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was completed on all patients who underwent standard EVAR at an academic medical institution between May 1, 2010 and June 1, 2016 with a minimum follow-up period of 12 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.012DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cryopreserved Allograft in the Management of Native and Prosthetic Aortic Infections.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA. Electronic address:

Background: The management of patients with aortic native and prosthetic infections is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe a single center experience with the use of cryopreserved allografts for the treatment of aortic infections, and compare outcomes with rifampin-soaked grafts and extra-anatomic bypass.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent an operative intervention for aortic infection at our tertiary care center from August 2007 to August 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.010DOI Listing
November 2018
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Comparison of Clinical Outcomes between Endovascular Therapy with Self-Expandable Nitinol Stent and Femoral-Popliteal Bypass for Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) II C and D Femoropopliteal Lesions.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Kansai Rosai Hospital Cardiovascular Center, 3-1-69 Inabaso, Amagasaki, Hyogo, 660-8511, Japan.

Objective: Femoral-popliteal (F-P) bypass is the standard treatment for lower extremity peripheral artery disease with severe femoropopliteal (FP) artery lesions. However, in clinical settings, these patients are treated with endovascular therapy (EVT) because of frailty and difficulties with general anesthesia. We compared the clinical outcomes of F-P bypass and EVT for severe FP artery lesions and investigated the types of patients for whom EVT would be as appropriate as F-P bypass. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.024DOI Listing
November 2018
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Ultrasound guided angioplasty of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: Benefits and limitations.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Service de chirurgie cardiovasculaire et thoracique, CHU François Miterrand, Dijon, France. Electronic address:

Background: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous angioplasty of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) makes it possible to avoid contrast agents and X-rays, to optimize the puncture site and to locate some stenoses on the fistulography, but is it really useful? Our objective was to report the results of our experience.

Material And Methods: Between November 2012 and November 2017, all the patients treated according to this method in our center were collected retrospectively. The surgical indications were an insufficient maturation of the AVF, an increase in the venous pressure, an inadequate outflow, difficulties in puncture, a prolonged bleeding time, a flow drop, or an aneurysmal evolution. Read More

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November 2018
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Intentional targeted false lumen occlusion after aortic dissection: a systematic review of the literature.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

German Aortic Center, Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany.

Background: Residual patent false lumen (FL) after chronic type B (cTBAD) or type A aortic dissection (TAAD) treatment is independently associated with poor long-term outcome. The aim of our study was to present endovascular techniques and the existing experience of targeted false lumen (FL) thrombosis after cTBAD or type A TAAD treatment.

Material And Methods: A systematic review was performed (PRISMA) searching in MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and Cochrane databases including studies reporting on targeted FL occlusion after cTBAD or TAAD. Read More

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November 2018

Three cases of large-diameter true brachial and axillary artery aneurysm and a review of the literature.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, MD, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

Aneurysms of the upper extremity mostly originate from trauma, mycotic lesions, thoracic outlet syndrome, previous arteriovenous fistulae and atherosclerosis. True aneurysms of the brachial and axillary artery are encountered rarely. They can be diagnosed by simple physical examination as a pulsatile mass. Read More

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November 2018
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Endovascular and surgical management in intact splenic artery aneurysm.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Vascular Surgery department of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China.

Objective: This study aims to reveal the experience with endovascular and surgical management of intact splenic artery aneurysms in our single center.

Method: Between January 2011 and June 2017, 42 patients with intact splenic artery aneurysm were enrolled in this study. Twenty patients undergoing surgical intervention were classified as the surgical group, and twenty-two patients who received endovascular repair were categorized as the endovascular group. Read More

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November 2018

Complete laparoscopic retrieval of inferior vena cava filter: A case report and literature review.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of General & oncological surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, 10 Tieyi Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, People's Republic of China.

Background: In recent years, retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) have been increasingly used to prevent pulmonary embolism. However, these IVCFs are occasionally difficult to retrieve, and their long-term retention in the body can cause various complications.

Methods: A 22-year-old woman underwent a prophylactic IVCF placement for puerperal deep venous thrombosis six months ago. Read More

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November 2018

Ultra Long Inflation in SFA Stenosis and Occluded Lesions Using Guide Liner ("Ultra SOUL"): A Case Report.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Saiseikai Yokohama City Eastern Hospital, Japan; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saiseikai Yokohama City Eastern Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Yokohama 230-8765, Japan.

Following an era of the use of several drug-coated balloons in angioplasty, "leave nothing behind" and stent-less strategies have been gaining attention. In stent-less strategies, it is necessary to avoid major dissections and limit flow. Balloon dilation is an important step in vessel preparation. Read More

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November 2018

Postoperative Low-Dose Heparin Infusion Does Not Change Complication Rates Following Limb Revascularization.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery.

Objective: Postoperative sub-therapeutic low-dose heparin infusion (LDHI) is sometimes administered in patients undergoing extremity arterial revascularization to maintain graft patency, and decrease risk of thrombosis. However, the safety of this management strategy is unknown.

Methods: From 2013 to 2015, we retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing upper and lower extremity arterial revascularization at a single university-affiliated medical center. Read More

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November 2018

Tuberculous false aneurysm of the aortic isthmus treated by stentgraft.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Avicenne Military Hospital Vascular Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Mohamed VI, Cady-Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco.

Tuberculous aortic aneurysms are rare. Localization in the isthmus of the aorta is still exceptional. It often presents as a false aneurysm, which exposes to the risk of rupture, whatever the size of the aneurysm, and worsens the prognosis. Read More

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November 2018
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Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma Masquerading As An Impending Rupture of Inflammatory Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

5(th) Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: We present a unique case scenario of a periaortic liposarcoma masquerading as an impending rupture of an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Case Report: A 57-year-old man was referred to our unit for an emergency endovascular repair of "an inflammatory AAA with CT features of impending rupture". He underwent an uneventful endovascular repair with a bifurcated endograft (C3, Gore, Flagstaff, AZ, USA). Read More

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November 2018
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A Complex Case of Synchronous Thoracic And Abdominal Endoleak Repair With Custom-Made Relay Nbs Thoracic Stent Graft And Abdominal Open Reconstruction.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

; Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

A 71-year old patient with previous thoracic aneurysm endovascular repair (TEVAR) and endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) presented with simultaneous type-III endoleak from the thoracic components and type-Ia endoleak from migration of the abdominal endograft, leading to enlargement of both aneurysms. A custom-made reverse tapered RELAY NBS thoracic endograft was used to bridge the thoracic stent-grafts. While a low-flow type 3 endoleak persisted in the immediate postoperative phase, due to incomplete apposition of the new stent-graft, further deployment of its Nitinol skeleton resulted in resolution of the endoleak at 1-week follow-up. Read More

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November 2018
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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JZ.

Objectives: To assess the current available evidence examining the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).

Data Sources: PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, CINAHL Plus, Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials and Clinical Trials Registry electronic databases were searched up to November 2017 for terms related to ESWT in DFU.

Review Methods: Articles were identified and data extracted by two independent reviewers onto Review Manager 5. Read More

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November 2018
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Bilateral external iliac venous aneurysms in a long-distance runner.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

Aneurysms of the iliac veins are very rare, but are potentially fatal due to their potential to cause thromboembolic complications or even rupture. We herein report an unusual case of bilateral external iliac venous aneurysms in a 50-year-old male long-distance runner who presented with bilateral groin pain. The aneurysms were successfully treated with tangential aneurysmectomy with lateral venorrhaphy. Read More

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November 2018
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Kinetic Elephant Trunk Technique, Early Results in Chronic Symptomatic Aortic Dissection Management.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Western Vascular Institute, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Galway, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland; Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery, Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Affiliated Hospitals, Galway, Ireland.

Objective: The aim was to expand our understanding of the dynamic evolution of the aorta throughout the dissection time course. We investigated how the disease process can be modulated to equalise lumen pressure, enhance perfusion, and stabilise the aorta along its entire length using the kinetic elephant trunk (kET) technique.

Technique: We performed the kET on nine patients with chronic symptomatic aortic dissection (CSAD) as a primary or secondary intervention regardless of the chronicity of the dissection. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes of Open Repair, Fenestrated Stent Grafting, and Chimney Grafting in Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Is it Time for a Randomized Trial?

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: The well-established, gold standard treatment for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (JAAA) is open repair (OR). However, endovascular treatment with fenestrated or chimney grafts has been increasingly performed in the past decade. This study compared the outcomes of OR with two endovascular methods in JAAA. Read More

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November 2018
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