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Zone 0 Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Using Reverse Extra-Anatomical Aortic Arch Debranching Technique for an Anastomotic Pseudoaneurysm and Acute Aortic Dissection that Developed after Bentall's Surgery Combined with Sjögren's Syndrome.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):103-106

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tsukuba Memorial Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

A 66 year-old man with a previous history of Sjögren's syndrome was admitted with anastomotic pseudoaneurysm and aortic dissection in the ascending aorta, which developed after Bentall's surgery, a procedure that has severe complications and high mortality. Using the reverse extra-anatomical aortic arch debranching technique, zone 0 thoracic endovascular aortic repair was performed emergently. The postoperative course was uneventful. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140159PMC

Organ Protection for Radical Debridement to Prevent Recurrence of Infection after Zone 1 Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Case Report.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):100-102

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hyogo Brain and Heart Center, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan.

We present the case of a 73-year-old man with stent graft infection, who had undergone thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair with a supra-aortic bypass from the right axillary to the left common carotid and axillary arteries. The procedure included total stent graft removal, radical debridement, and in situ graft replacement via left anterolateral thoracotomy. Cerebral perfusion from the left axillary artery and cardioplegia using an occlusion balloon with moderate hypothermia were performed to reinforce organ protection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00116DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140163PMC

Pulmonary Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Word of Caution.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):96-99

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Chiba, Japan.

Pulmonary embolectomy is an effective treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (APE) but not for chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. We described surgical experience of two patients with APE in preexistent unidentified chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. One patient who presented with severe hypoxia but stable hemodynamics underwent successful pulmonary endarterectomy for proximal organized thrombus instead of pulmonary embolectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00089DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140157PMC

Cough, Aortobronchial Fistula, and Air Migration in the Remnant Aneurysm Sac: An Unforeseen Path?

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Kilsoo Yie

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):93-95

Jeju Soo CardioVascular Center (JSCVC), Jeju, South Korea.

The pressure gap between the aortic lumen and bronchial air spaces makes hemoptysis the most frequent feature of aortobronchial fistula (ABF). However, air migration can be a rare cause of ABF. The literature has demonstrated some "indirect routes" that would serve as a bridge between ABF and consecutive air migrations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00118DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140161PMC

Recurrence of Aortoenteric Fistula after Endovascular Aortic Repair.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):90-92

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tsukuba Memorial Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is a rare complication, with only 32 cases reported previously. A 71-year-old man who presented with severe duodenal bleeding due to primary AEF (PAEF) underwent successful EVAR. Four years later, the AEF recurred because of dilatation of the aneurysm sac. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140165PMC

A Case of Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia with Heel Ulcers Cured by Revascularization and Partial Calcanectomy.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):86-89

Department of Vascular Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan.

Ischemic limbs with infected heel ulcers are often difficult to salvage. We present a case of an 82-year-old woman who had bilateral heel ulcers owing to chronic limb-threatening ischemia. She underwent right femoral-terminal posterior tibial artery bypass surgery, but right calcaneus osteomyelitis occurred and inhibited wound healing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00122DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140168PMC

Successful Endovascular Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Presenting as Aortoduodenal Syndrome.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):81-85

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagoya Heart Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

Aortoduodenal syndrome is a rare duodenal obstruction caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Current treatment involves open aneurysmal repair according to the theory that this procedure releases the duodenum from mechanical compression. However, the mechanism of duodenal blockage remains unclear and reports of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for aortoduodenal syndrome are quite rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00092DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140162PMC

Hybrid Repair for Mega-Aortic Syndrome due to Giant Cell Aortitis in a Heart Failure Patient.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):76-80

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mimihara General Hospital, Sakai, Osaka, Japan.

The present report describes a case of mega-aortic syndrome accompanied with severe aortic regurgitation in a 75-year-old man who underwent a two-stage hybrid repair. Intraoperative pathologic findings at the first repair, consisting of Bentall operation and total arch replacement with a Lupiae graft, aided the identification of the giant cell aortitis. Despite complicating hemorrhagic stroke, steroid therapy was initiated and endovascular repair was subsequently completed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00096DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140156PMC

Stent-Graft Relining by Combined Aortic Cuff with Double-D Technique for Type IIIb or V Endoleak after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: A Case Report.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):72-75

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

We report the case of a 83-year-old man with aneurysmal sac enlargement after endovascular aneurysm repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, despite no overt endoleak (EL) detected on imaging. Occult type II EL was suspected, and treatment was performed. However, the aneurysm continued to enlarge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00069DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140164PMC

Mobile Thrombus in the Ascending Aorta.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):69-71

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

A 65-year-old male who presented with dizziness, dysarthria, and disability of his left hand was admitted to our hospital. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head revealed cerebral infarction and enhanced computed tomography revealed a suspicious thrombus in the ascending aorta. He did not have a coagulation disorder. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00063DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140152PMC

Predictors of Poor Quality of Life after Primary Lower Limb Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Perspective from a Developing Nation.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):63-68

Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

: We aimed to determine predictors of poor long term quality of life, using the VEINES Quality of Life (QOL) questionnaire, in patients with lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). : This study included adult patients with primary lower limb DVT between January 2007 and December 2017. Post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) was assessed using the Villalta score and Quality of Life (QoL) by the VEINES quality of life questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140158PMC

Duration from Wound Occurrence to Referral to a Vascular Center in Japanese Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):56-62

Department of Metabolic Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan.

Clinical guidelines have long recommended referring patients with clerical limb ischemia (CLI) to a vascular specialist early in the course of their disease to plan for revascularization options. However, no data were so far available on how promptly CLI patients were referred to a vascular center in the real-world settings in Japan. This study aimed to survey the duration from wound occurrence to referral to a vascular center in CLI patients in Japan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00102DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140155PMC

Development of a Web Application That Evaluates Suture Performance in Off-the-Job Training.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):52-55

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

To create a web application that can evaluate suture performance and assess its quality. We developed the web application using a few cloud computing systems, servers, database, and computing languages. We used 20 anastomosed graft samples for optimizing the application. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00108DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140167PMC

Acute Kidney Injury Following Elective Open Aortic Repair with Suprarenal Clamping.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):45-51

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Saitama, Japan.

: To investigate predictors of acute kidney injury (AKI) following open aortic repair (OAR) requiring suprarenal clamping. : The study included 833 nonhemodialysis patients who had undergone elective OAR (with suprarenal clamping, n=73; with infrarenal clamping, n=760). We evaluated AKI as defined by the criteria of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and compared in-hospital outcomes between the two groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00095DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140154PMC

Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Medically Ill Patients.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):38-44

Internal Medicine Resident, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains highly prevalent in medically ill patients, and often leads to increased mortality and cost burden during hospitalization and post-discharge. Nearly half of all VTEs occur during or after hospitalization, with pulmonary embolism accounting for 10% of inpatient mortality. Appropriate prophylaxis in high-risk medically ill patients has been shown to reduce risk of VTE and related mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ra.19-00115DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140153PMC

The Role of Carotid Stump Pressure in Carotid Endarterectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):28-37

Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, UK.

This review evaluates the carotid stump pressure (CSP)'s role as a single parameter at any given pressure as an indicator for selective shunting, or vice versa, in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A systematic review of literature in MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library from 1969 to 2019 was conducted. The primary end point was set at 0 to 30-day mortality, ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), and a secondary point at recognition of an optimal CSP pressure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ra.19-00100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140166PMC

Updates on Computed Tomography Imaging in Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):23-27

Department of Cardiology, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan.

Computed tomography (CT) is a primary imaging modality for the diagnosis of aortic diseases, because of its minimal invasiveness and agility. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is crucial especially for acute aortic diseases, and the guidelines for acute aortic dissection recommend the use of CT for initial diagnosis. For the follow-up observation of longstanding aortic diseases, the strategy of imaging management by CT must be different from that for emergency and acute phases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ra.19-00127DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140160PMC

Impact of Therapeutic Angiogenesis Using Autologous Bone Marrow-derived Mononuclear Cell Implantation in Patients with No-option Critical Limb Ischemia.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):13-22

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.

Recently, the limb salvage rate of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) has been improved due to the development of revascularization and wound care treatment. However, many patients with CLI are refractory to standard treatments, including revascularization such as endovascular treatment or surgical bypass. Establishment of a new cell therapy is required to improve the limb salvage rate and prognosis in patients with CLI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ra.20-00002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140169PMC

Therapeutic Arteriogenesis/Angiogenesis for Peripheral Arterial Disease by Nanoparticle-Mediated Delivery of Pitavastatin into Vascular Endothelial Cells.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):4-12

Department of Cardiovascular Research, Development, and Translational Medicine, Center for Disruptive Cardiovascular Innovation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.

Two decades have passed since therapeutic angiogenesis was proposed to promote reparative collateral growth as an alternative therapy for ischemic diseases in patients for whom neither surgical revascularization nor endovascular therapy was suitable. When therapeutic angiogenesis first began, local administration was conducted using recombinant growth factor proteins or gene-encoding growth factors for endothelial cells. Since then, autologous stem cells and endothelial progenitor cell transplantation therapy have been developed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ra.19-00130DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140170PMC

Flexions of the Popliteal Artery and the Culture Could Challenge the Outcomes of the Endovascular Procedures.

Ann Vasc Dis 2020 Mar;13(1):1-3

Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Surgical Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Recently a hinge point or the maximum bending stress point of the popliteal artery was identified when the knee bends using a lateral view dynamic angiography and a correlation between the lateral view angiography with the extended limb angiography to predict the potential location of the hinge point was defined. A hinge point has been correlated to stent fracture. These findings allowed us to develop a dynamic classification of the popliteal artery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.edit.19-00135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140171PMC

CONTENTS OF VOLUME 12, 2019.

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Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):593-602

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cv.19-01000DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957889PMC
December 2019

Vascular Surgery in Japan: 2013 Annual Report by the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):566-586

: This is an annual report indicating the number and early clinical results of annual vascular treatment performed by vascular surgeon in Japan in 2013, as analyzed by database management committee (DBC) members of the JSVS. : To survey the current status of vascular treatments performed by vascular surgeons in Japan, the DBC members of the JSVS analyzed the vascular treatment data provided by the National Clinical Database (NCD), including the number of treatments and early results such as operative and in-hospital mortality. : In total 100,470 vascular treatments were registered by 1,045 institutions in 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ar.19-00109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957902PMC
December 2019

Successful Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration for Gastric Varices Using Foam Sclerosant Followed by Glue Embolization of Gastrorenal Shunt via the Brachial Vein Approach in a Severely Obese Patient.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):562-565

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration is an effective treatment for gastric varices. In this report, we illustrate a consecutive treatment strategy via brachial vein approach and n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) packing of the gastrorenal shunt (GRS) after injecting sclerosing agent in a severely obese patient. The brachial vein approach reduced the burden on the patient, and the closure of the GRS using NBCA shortened the procedure time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00084DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957899PMC
December 2019

Reimplantation of a Stenotic Inferior Mesenteric Artery for Chronic Visceral Artery Occlusion after Failed Bypass to the Superior Mesenteric Artery.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):559-561

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.

The patient was a 71-year-old man complaining of postprandial abdominal pain and weight loss. Computed tomography angiography showed occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery and the celiac axis. The inferior mesenteric artery, supplying the mesenteric circulation, was stenotic at its origin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00053DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957906PMC
December 2019

Endovascular Repair of an Aortic Arch Aneurysm in a Patient with a Hypoplastic Left Vertebral Artery Terminating into the Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):555-558

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Higashihiroshima Medical Center, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan.

We present a 76-year-old male with an aortic arch aneurysm and a hypoplastic left vertebral artery (VA). Endovascular repair with left subclavian artery (SCA) closure was planned. The right VA was dominant, while the left VA was hypoplastic, barely connected to the basilar artery, and appeared to terminate at the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00078DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957897PMC
December 2019

Distal Bypass Grafting Using the Basilic-Cephalic Loop Vein for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia under Peripheral Nerve Blockades in a Patient with Severely-Reduced Heart Function and End-Stage Renal Disease.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):551-554

Department of Vascular Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan.

A 51-year-old man with severe comorbidities required redo revascularization due to left chronic limb-threatening ischemia caused by a previous vein graft occlusion. The saphenous veins were not available due to previous surgeries. Femoro-posterior tibial artery bypass surgery was successfully performed using the basilic-cephalic loop vein under peripheral nerve blockades. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00091DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957900PMC
December 2019

Aneurysmectomy and Revascularization of Anterior Tibial Artery Aneurysm: Case Report.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):548-550

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata Prefectural Central Hospital, Johetsu, Niigata, Japan.

An 86-year-old man presented with a pulsatile mass in the anterior compartment of the right lower leg. He had become aware of it two months earlier. Computed tomography angiography revealed a fusiform 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00059DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957885PMC
December 2019

A Case of Ruptured Immunoglobulin G4-Related Periaortitis.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):545-547

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okazaki City Hospital, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan.

An 80-year-old man had high serum immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) concentration and fibrous thickening of the soft tissue mass surrounding the region from the abdominal aorta to the bilateral iliac arteries, suggestive of IgG4-related periaortitis. He presented to our emergency department with sudden-onset abdominal pain and lumbago. Computed tomography revealed a ruptured abdominal aorta. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00066DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957895PMC
December 2019

An Infected Popliteal Aneurysm Simultaneously Treated with Resection and Revascularization.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):541-544

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan.

Infected popliteal aneurysm is a high-risk condition that may present as an emergency requiring an urgent attention with acute rupture and sepsis. The management of acute ischemia in the presence of local and systemic sepsis is challenging, and infection control and perioperative management during surgery are important. Here we report successful case of treating a patient with an infected popliteal aneurysm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957901PMC
December 2019

Direct Monitoring of Reconstructed Segmental Arterial Pressure during Deep Hypothermic Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):537-540

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan.

Deep hypothermia in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm operations is considered extremely useful for ensuring sufficient time to reconstruct the segmental arteries feeding the spinal cord. However, because the amplitude of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) decrease or disappear during deep hypothermia, feasible methods for assessing spinal cord circulation have not yet been reported. Performing additional segmental arterial reconstructions that rely on MEPs is also impractical. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00054DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957881PMC
December 2019

A Case of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection with Double Aortic Arch.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):534-536

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Iida Municipal Hospital, Iida, Nagano, Japan.

Double aortic arch (DAA) is extremely rare in adults. A 71-year-old woman suffered from syncope, and an acute-type aortic dissection with a DAA accompanied by a massive pericardial effusion was shown in a non-enhanced computed tomography (CT). Enhanced CT was not performed because of her hemodynamic instability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957896PMC
December 2019

Cystic Arterial Disease Located Only in the Media of the Popliteal Artery: A Case Report.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):530-533

Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.

Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery is a rare non-atheromatous peripheral artery disease. In most cases, the cystic lesion is located in the adventitia of the popliteal artery. Herein, we present a rare case of cystic arterial disease in which the cyst was located only in the media of the popliteal artery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.cr.19-00057DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957884PMC
December 2019

Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical Treatment by In Situ Graft Reconstruction for Infected Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):524-529

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

: The optimal surgical management for primary infected abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) is controversial. Here, we report the early and long-term results of surgical treatments with the resection of the IAAA and in situ graft reconstruction with pedicled omental coverage that was performed at out hospital. : Between 2010 and 2017, 27 consecutive patients (26 males, 1 female, median age 69 years) with IAAA were surgically treated with the resection of the IAAA, in situ graft reconstruction and covered with a pedicled omental flap. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00099DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957891PMC
December 2019

Effect of the Terminal Aortic Diameter on the Patency Rate of Iliac Limbs after Endovascular Aortic Repair.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):519-523

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

: Endograft limb occlusion (ELO) is a complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). In this study, we investigated the mechanism and anatomical features of ELO. : We retrospectively reviewed 227 consecutive patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm who underwent EVAR between 2007 and 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00080DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957905PMC
December 2019

Endovenous Laser Ablation Combined with Stripping Technique for Large Saphenous Varicose Veins: The Selection of Operation Technique.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):514-518

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fujita Health University Graduate School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.

: Saphenous varicose veins can be accomplished by various operative techniques that result in stripping, ablation, or ligation of the venous reflux section. Great saphenous vein (GSV) stripping is one of the standard operations for varicose veins to eliminate reflux of the sapheno-femoral junction. The goal of any treatment regimen is to eliminate the junctional varicose reflux to control congestive dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.18-00169DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957893PMC
December 2019

Characteristics and Surgical Results of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection in Patients Younger Than 50 Years of Age.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):507-513

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, Okayama, Okayama, Japan.

The aim of this study is to investigate the characteristics and surgical outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) in patients younger than 50 years of age. We retrospectively evaluated 307 patients who consecutively underwent surgical treatment for AAAD in our institute from January 2007 to June 2017. Patients were classified into two groups: the young group with 31 patients aged younger than 50 and the old group with 276 patients aged 50 years or older. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957888PMC
December 2019

Long-Term Outcomes of Open Surgery and Stent Graft Treatment in Patients Undergoing Repeat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair from Previous Anastomosis Site.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):500-506

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Saitama, Japan.

: The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes of open surgery and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in patients undergoing repeat thoracic aortic repair from previous anastomosis site. : From January 2009 to December 2017, 68 patients needed repeat aortic surgery from previous anastomosis site. Twenty-three patients had dissected distal aorta and 45 patients had non-dissected distal aorta. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957898PMC
December 2019

Survival and Prognostic Predictors of Primary Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):493-499

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand.

: This study aims to evaluate the survival and prognostic predictors of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) among patients undergoing AVF creation. The significant predictors were incorporated into a prognostic model to determine its prognostic performance for five-year AVF survival. : Data on 290 patients who underwent first-time AVF creation and who had been followed up for at least 5 years or until AVF failure were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00058DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957894PMC
December 2019

Clinical Course of Asymptomatic Isolated Distal Deep Vein Thrombosis of the Leg: A Single-Institution Study.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):487-492

Department of Surgery, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

: The natural history of asymptomatic isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg is unclear. This study aimed to describe a 3-month and 1-year clinical course after diagnosis of asymptomatic isolated distal DVT of the leg. : This study included 127 patients with asymptomatic, sonographically proven isolated distal DVT who did not receive anticoagulant therapy and were retrospectively evaluated at our hospital between May 2014 and September 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00128DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957892PMC
December 2019

Characteristics of Symptomatic Pulmonary Thromboembolism among Postoperative and Hospitalized Patients.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):480-486

Second Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

: Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is severe complication which may arise during all medical service. The purpose of this study is to evaluate inpatient symptomatic PTE. : From 2005 to 2016, we experienced 75 symptomatic PTE patients among 600 venous thromboembolism patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957882PMC
December 2019

Surgical Strategies for Type B Aortic Dissection by Frozen Elephant Trunk.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):473-479

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Daini Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.

The timing and choice of surgical method for type B aortic dissection, is still a topic of much debate. We performed total arch replacement using frozen elephant trunk (TAR-FET) as a means of preventing distant aortic events, such as retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD). We conducted analysis of 142 patients with acute type B dissection who were admitted between January of 2010 and July of 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00094DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957904PMC
December 2019

Clinical and Pathological Characteristics of IgG4-Related Periaortitis/Periarteritis and Retroperitoneal Fibrosis Diagnosed Based on Experts' Diagnosis.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):460-472

Department of Cardiology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.

IgG4-related disease is a systemic disease, characterized by elevation of serum IgG4 and, histopathologically, massive infiltration of IgG4+ lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltration, storiform fibrosis, causing enlargement, nodules or thickening. It may affect various organs simultaneously or metachronously. Here we analyzed the clinical and pathological characteristics of 99 patients diagnosed with IgG4-related periaortitis/periarteritis and retroperitoneal fibrosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00085DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957903PMC
December 2019

Long-Term Outcomes of Spontaneous Isolated Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):456-459

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine, Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan.

Spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMAD) is not still well known. We retrospectively analyzed our 30 patients with SMAD to elucidate the treatment strategy and long-term follow-up outcomes. Due to severe abdominal symptom we performed a stents deployment and surgical reconstructive surgery for each one case. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00082DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957880PMC
December 2019

Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):449-455

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Center of Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

: Endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta (TEVAR) represents a therapeutic option for type B aortic dissection. However, the optimal timing for TEVAR is controversial. We examined the outcomes of TEVAR for chronic type B dissection and reviewed aortic morphology using pre- and postoperative CT scan images. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957887PMC
December 2019

Surgery for Varicose Veins Caused by Atypical Incompetent Perforating Veins.

Authors:
Hitoshi Kusagawa

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):443-448

Matsusaka Ohta Clinic, Matsusaka, Mie, Japan.

: To clarify the localization of and surgery for atypical incompetent perforating veins (IPVs) other than Dodd, Boyd, Cockett perforators, which have not been previously discussed. : Forty-three atypical IPVs, diagnosed by venous ultrasonography and treated surgically from January 2014 to June 2018, were analyzed from the viewpoint of localization and surgical treatment. : All atypical IPVs passed through the fascia in the area between the muscle compartments in the same way as the typical IPV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.19-00083DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957890PMC
December 2019

ERRATUM.

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Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Sep;12(3):440-442

[This corrects the article PMC6434344.]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.err.19-01001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766769PMC
September 2019

ERRATUM.

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Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Sep;12(3):437-439

[This corrects the article PMC6200626.]. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766772PMC
September 2019

Aggregated Data of JAPAN Critical Limb Ischemia Database (JCLIMB) Annual Reports from 2013 to 2016.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Sep;12(3):412-436

Since 2013, the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery started the project of nationwide registration and tracking database for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) treated by vascular surgeons. The purpose of this project is to clarify the current status of the medical practice for the patients with CLI to contribute to the improvement of the quality of medical care. This database, called JAPAN Critical Limb Ischemia Database (JCLIMB), is created on the National Clinical Database (NCD) and collects the data of patients' background, therapeutic measures, early results, and long-term prognosis as long as five years after the initial treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.ar.19-00056DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766773PMC
September 2019

One Technique to Modulate a Device Implantation Path in a Short Treatment Length Using the Gore IBE Device.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Sep;12(3):408-411

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shizuoka City Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.

The GORE EXCLUDER Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE; W. L. Gore and Associates, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) applicability is limited by the aorto-iliac length (AOL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.hdi.19-00028DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766775PMC
September 2019