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Microneurosurgical Removal of a Cervical Intramedullary Tumor Via Hemilaminoplasty: 3-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord are rare and account for 2% to 8.5% of all central nervous system tumors. In adults, ependymomas are the most common intramedullary tumors. Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: Surgical Dissection of a Perimedullary Fistula of Conus Medullaris With Long-Term Follow-up: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mohamed El-Fiki

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

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December 2018

Accuracy and Pitfalls in the Assessment of Early Gastrointestinal Lesions.

Dig Dis 2018 Dec 12:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Superficial neoplastic lesions of the digestive tract are usually asymptomatic, and often represent incidental findings on endoscopy. The Paris Classification was developed for the systematic evaluation of superficial lesions of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. The significance of this classification in clinical practice is that it allows the depth of invasion to be estimated. Read More

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December 2018

Fingerprints of CD8+ T cells on human pre-plasma and memory B cells.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208187. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), Basel, Switzerland.

Differentiation of B cells is a stringently controlled multi-step process, which is still incompletely understood. Here we identify and characterize a rare population of human B cells, which surprisingly carry CD8AB on their surface. Existence of such cells was demonstrated both in tonsils and in human apheresis material. Read More

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December 2018

Automated homecage training of mice in a hold-still center-out reach task.

J Neurophysiol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, United States.

An obstacle to understanding neural mechanisms of movement is the complex, distributed nature of the mammalian motor system. Here we present a novel behavioral paradigm for high-throughput dissection of neural circuits underlying mouse forelimb control. Custom touch-sensing joysticks were used to quantify mouse forelimb trajectories with micron-millisecond spatiotemporal resolution. Read More

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December 2018


Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):221-229

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de Endoscopia Gastrointestinal, SP, Brasil.

Background: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a complex endoscopic procedure, with high rates of adverse events and technical difficulties. To overcome that problem, many training centers published the importance of animal models for skill acquirement in ESD. However, no study has used the submucosal dissection depth (DSUB) as a parameter to evaluate the learning curve in ESD, which might be a relevant factor since an optimal resection plane is important to achieve a curative resection and avoid intraoperative complications. Read More

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February 2018

The expression profile of p14, p53 and p21 in tumour cells is associated with disease-specific survival and the outcome of postoperative chemotherapy treatment in muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Urol Oncol 2018 Dec 24;36(12):530.e7-530.e18. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Pathology and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Faculty, Linköping University, SE 581 85, Linköping, Sweden.

Purpose: We investigated the effects of alterations in the biological markers p14, p53, p21, and p16 in relation to tumour cell proliferation, T-category, N- category, lymphovascular invasion, and the ability to predict prognosis in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) treated with cystectomy and, if applicable, chemotherapy.

Materials And Methods: We prospectively studied patients with urinary bladder cancer pathological stage pT1 to pT4 treated with cystectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection and postoperative chemotherapy. Tissue microarrays from paraffin-embedded cystectomy tumour samples were examined for expression of immunostaining of p14, p53, p21, p16 and Ki-67 in relation to other clinical and pathological factors as well as cancer-specific survival. Read More

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December 2018

Extracranial internal carotid artery occlusive dissection - multimodality presentation in a case series.

Vasa 2018 Dec 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

2 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA University General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: Carotid dissection is a rare disease, mainly affecting young and middle-aged patients potentially ending up in stroke. Multimodality imaging plays an essential role, both in terms of prompt and accurate diagnosis and follow-up of this entity.

Patients And Methods: We herein present a case series of patients with internal carotid artery dissection and compare the various imaging findings of ultrasonography, multidetector computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography, with a purpose to illustrate the value of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis of carotid dissection. Read More

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December 2018

Management of Acute Gallstone Cholangitis after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Laparoscopic Transgastric Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography.

Obes Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Service de Chirurgie Générale et Endocrinienne, CHU Lille, Hôpital Huriez, Rue Michel Polonowski, 59000, Lille, France.

Background: The incidence of biliary lithiasis is increased after bariatric surgery due to rapid weight loss [1]. Trans-oral endoscopic management in cases of common bile duct gallstone complication is not possible in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) due to the modified anatomy. Access to the biliary tree after RYGB with a classical direct surgical approach of common bile duct and choledocoscopy can be used, but may be complicated in situations of acute cholangitis because of the fragility of common duct, or in cases of previous cholecystectomy. Read More

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December 2018

Pancreaticoduodenectomy with Mesocaval Shunt for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler, Unit 1484, Houston, TX, USA.

Introduction: Patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) represent a challenging group to treat, given the involvement of major vascular structures. In selected patients with favorable biology, temporary mesocaval shunt can facilitate the resection and allow for a safer procedure with enhanced exposure to the superior mesenteric vessels.

Methods: We present a video of a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with temporary mesocaval shunt with left internal jugular (LIJ) vein conduit. Read More

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December 2018

Fluid Preservation of Zoological Specimens.

Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1897:135-148

School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Preservation of organic materials in fluids for later dissection and education in biobanking stems from the need to prevent their degradation by the action of decomposers. Decomposers can be endogenous (e.g. Read More

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January 2019

Technical variations and feasibility of transanal ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease unclassified across continents.

Tech Coloproctol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8737 Beverly Blvd. Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA.

Purpose: Initial reports of transanal ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (taIPAA) suggest safety and feasibility compared with transabdominal IPAA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in technique and results of taIPAA in three centers performing taIPAA across two continents.

Methods: Prospective IPAA registries from three institutions in the US and Europe were queried for patients undergoing taIPAA. Read More

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December 2018

Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Perioperative Outcomes of 100 Consecutive Patients.

World J Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgery, KUMC Thyroid Center, Korea University Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Republic of Korea.

Background: Endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy is a recently introduced technique of remote access thyroidectomy. We previously reported the feasibility of the robotic approach (TORT). Nevertheless, experience to date is limited, with scant data on outcomes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Read More

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December 2018

Impact of Patient and Lesion Characteristics on Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in the Femoropopliteal Artery: A Pooled Analysis of Four Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trials.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Medical Scientific Affairs, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Berlin, Germany.

Objectives: The principal objective of this pooled analysis was to investigate various patient and lesion characteristics on late lumen loss (LLL) after drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty.

Background: Four randomized controlled trials (THUNDER, FEMPAC, PACIFIER, CONSEQUENT) were pooled to investigate the influence of various patient and lesion characteristics on DCB angioplasty and on plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease.

Methods: Angiographic data from 355 patients were pooled to assess the impact of patient (demographics, cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular co-morbidities, Rutherford stages) and lesion-/procedure-related (location, occlusion, length, restenosis, calcification, subintimal crossing, post-dilatation, dissection, stenting) characteristics on LLL. Read More

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December 2018

Objective image analysis of non-magnifying image-enhanced endoscopy for diagnosis of small depressed early gastric cancers.

Endosc Int Open 2018 Dec 10;6(12):E1445-E1453. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan.

 Gastric cancers (GC) after eradication are difficult to diagnose even by magnifying narrow-band imaging (NBI) or blue laser imaging (BLI) endoscopy. Little is known with regard to non-magnifying (NM)-NBI/BLI for early GC so we examined the efficacy of NM-NBI/BLI for early GC diagnosis.  We retrospectively analyzed the images of 29 small (≤ 1 cm) intramucosal GC that had been treated with endoscopic submucosal dissection and 137 benign depressed lesions (BDLs). Read More

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December 2018

Novel three-dimensional imaging system may facilitate gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection procedure: an ex vivo animal study.

Endosc Int Open 2018 Dec 10;6(12):E1431-E1435. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

 Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) requires advanced skills to perform safely without complications. The current study evaluated the usefulness of a novel three-dimensional (3D) imaging system in ESD using porcine stomachs.  Four endoscopists (two trainees and two experts) performed eight ESD procedures using both 3D and 2D images. Read More

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December 2018

Onlay Technique in Incisional Hernia Repair-A Systematic Review.

Front Surg 2018 27;5:71. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Academic Teaching Hospital of Charité Medical School, Vivantes Hospital, Berlin, Germany.

A meta-analysis that compared the onlay vs. sublay technique in open incisional hernia repair identified better outcomes for the sublay operation. Nonetheless, an Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review found the onlay mesh location useful in certain settings. Read More

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November 2018

Predictors of Cardiac Sparing in Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold for Patients With Left Sided Breast Cancer.

Front Oncol 2018 27;8:564. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Radiation Oncology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient-related non-dosimetric predictors of cardiac sparing with the use of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) in patients with left-sided breast cancer undergoing irradiation (RT). We retrospectively reviewed charts and treatment plans of one-hundred and three patients with left-sided breast cancer. All patients had both free-breathing (FB) and DIBH (with body surface tracking) plans available. Read More

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November 2018

Interventional Approach to Left Main Coronary Artery Dissection.

Cureus 2018 Oct 4;10(10):e3410. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital / Northwell Health, Staten Island, USA.

A left main coronary artery (LMCA) iatrogenic dissection is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of coronary angioplasty. It can range from a simple tear in the artery wall to a severe dissection, causing complete blood flow obstruction. We report the case of a 63-year-old male patient who was presented to our catheterization laboratory following a positive stress test. Read More

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October 2018

Selective and super-selective C-arm based cone beam CT angiography (CBCTA) with DynaCT for CyberKnife radiosurgery planning of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):305-313

Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Background: Successful radiosurgery for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) requires accurate delineation of the nidus in 3D. Exact targeting and precise equipment is needed to achieve obliteration of the nidus while minimizing toxicity to the surrounding brain. In some micro-AVMs and poorly visible AVMs we have used cone beam CT angiography (CBCTA) with selective and super-selective angiography where a micro-catheter is advanced into the feeding arteries- to assist with nidus definition for CyberKnife radiosurgery planning. Read More

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January 2018

Significant Neutrophilic Emperipolesis in Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Case Rep Oncol Med 2018 13;2018:1301562. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat Disease, Bakırköy Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey.

A 53-year-old man was admitted for tooth mobility. A mass was identified at the tooth base by CT. Histopathology of the excisional biopsy revealed a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

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November 2018

Targeted delivery of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets using multifunctional ultrasound nanobubbles for visualization and enhanced photothermal therapy.

Int J Nanomedicine 2018 22;13:7859-7872. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Ultrasound, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Nangang District, Harbin 150080, China,

Ultrasound molecular imaging as a promising strategy, which involved the use of molecularly targeted contrast agents, combined the advantages of contrast-enhanced ultrasound with the photothermal effect of reduced graphene oxide (rGO).

Methods And Results: The heparin sulfate proteoglycan glypican-3 (GPC3) is a potential molecular target for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we covalently linked biotinylated GPC3 antibody to PEGylated nano-rGO to obtain GPC3-modified rGO-PEG (rGO-GPC3), and then combined rGO-GPC3 with avidinylated nanobubbles (NBs) using biotin-avidin system to prepare NBs-GPC3-rGO with photothermal effect and dispersibility, solubility in physiological environment. Read More

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November 2018

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Parotid Gland.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 16;9(4):629-632. Epub 2018 May 16.

1Surgical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi, India.

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) refers to spindle cell sarcomas arising from or separating in the direction of cells of peripheral nerve sheath. The MPNST of the parotid gland is an extremely rare tumor, accounts for < 5% of all soft tissue sarcomas, and carries a poor prognosis. In this article, we report a case of MPNST of parotid gland in a 45-year-old male and review its diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Read More

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December 2018

Completion Total Laryngectomy Ten Years After Near Total Laryngectomy for Radiorecurrent Cancer of the Glottis.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 9;9(4):605-608. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Division of Surgical Oncology (Head and Neck Services), Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala 695011 India.

Near total laryngectomy (NTL) is a safe alternative to total laryngectomy in salvaging lateralized radiation failures. A 65-year-old gentleman with radiorecurrent T1 vocal cord cancer was salvaged successfully by NTL. Ten years later, he presented with a strained shunt speech which was treated judiciously, with the aid of a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, by a (completion) total laryngectomy (TL), bilateral selective neck dissection, and pharyngeal resurfacing with pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap. Read More

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December 2018

Primary Osteosarcoma of the Breast.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 30;9(4):578-580. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Bombay Hospital, Bombay hospital Marg, Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020 India.

Extraskeletal osteosarcomas are extremely rare and account for < 1% of the soft tissue sarcomas. Most common site is in soft tissues of the lower extremities. Primary osteosarcomas of the breast are extremely rare and only a few cases have been reported in literature. Read More

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December 2018

Utility of Preoperative Staging of Ipsilateral Axilla with Ultrasound and Guided Needle Aspiration in Early-Stage Breast Cancer-Current Indian Scenario.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 26;9(4):505-510. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India.

Clinical assessment of the axilla, especially in early-stage breast cancer, can have a high degree of inaccuracy with over-staging curtailing the use of sentinel node biopsy. Imaging of axilla, using ultrasound ± guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can help in better staging. In this study, we aim to compare physical examination and ultrasound of axilla and FNAC and assess their accuracy in preoperative staging of axilla. Read More

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December 2018

Feasibility, Safety, and Surgical Outcome of Robotic Hemithyroidectomy Via Transaxillary and Retroauricular Approach: an Institutional Experience.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 19;9(4):477-482. Epub 2018 May 19.

Department of Head-Neck and Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurugram, Sector-44, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 India.

The aim of this observational prospective study was to determine the technical feasibility, safety, and adequacy of robotic hemithyroidectomy. From April 2015 to May 2016, 16 patients with solitary thyroid lesion underwent robotic hemithyroidectomy using the Surgical system. Patients were observed and data were recorded on surgical time, blood loss, complications, and functional outcome of the patients. Read More

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December 2018

Diagnosis of asymptomatic aortic dissection during pregnancy using contrast echocardiography.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 May 24;9(5):200-202. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

Cardiovascular Division, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Spontaneous aortic dissection in pregnancy is rare and life-threatening for both the mother and the fetus. It is commonly associated with connective tissue disorders or aortic valvular abnormalities. We describe a case of a hypertensive pregnant woman in whom a dilated ascending aorta was identified in a routine transthoracic echocardiogram. Read More

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Early stent thrombosis after superficial femoral artery stenting successfully treated with transcatheter rheolytic thrombectomy in a patient with reduced aspirin responsiveness.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 May 21;9(5):196-199. Epub 2014 Feb 21.

Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Milan, Italy.

Purpose: To describe a case of early superficial femoral artery (SFA) thrombosis after stenting in an aspirin low-responsive patient successfully treated with percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy.

Clinical And Interventional Summary: Early SFA stent thrombosis occurred in a 65-year-old man treated with multiple stent implantation for chronic total occlusion of the left SFA. The potential cause for thrombosis was a suboptimal PTA [percutaneous transluminal angioplasty] result characterized by no-flow limiting residual linear dissection left untreated and which was associated with low responsiveness to aspirin. Read More

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Acute myocardial infarction due to spontaneous postpartum multi-vessel coronary artery dissection.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Feb 12;9(2):80-83. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiology, Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of myocardial infarction in young, otherwise healthy people. We present a case report of a 37-year-old woman, without cardiovascular risk factors, who survived a major acute myocardial infarction due to multi-vessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection which was complicated by cardiogenic shock in the third week postpartum. She fully recovered with medical therapy in combination with angioplasty. Read More

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February 2014

A case of a young, healthy woman with spontaneous coronary artery dissection associated with oral contraceptive use: Long-term residual dissection of the coronary artery.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Dec 29;8(6):179-182. Epub 2013 Oct 29.

Department of Cardiology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0023, Japan.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome, typically affecting young, healthy women, particularly during the peripartum period. Oral contraceptive use is also recognized as a risk factor for SCAD. In the present report, we describe a case of a young woman with an anterior wall myocardial infarction caused by SCAD of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Read More

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December 2013

Successful coronary intervention for spontaneous coronary dissection in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Nov 2;8(5):158-160. Epub 2013 Oct 2.

Department of Cardiology and Renal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8556, Japan.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a reported rare cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and sudden death among middle-aged women. Some institutes have recently reported fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) concomitant with SCAD. Therefore, a survey of the presence of comorbid FMD in SCAD patients is important to obtain a definitive diagnosis and for the prediction of possible SCAD recurrence. Read More

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November 2013

Right-sided cervical aortic arch in Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

J Cardiol Cases 2015 Feb 22;11(2):60-61. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Department of Echocardiography, Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Loeys-Dietz syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder that is characterized by skeletal abnormalities, craniofacial malformations, and predisposition for aortic aneurysm with tortuosity. We report a case of a right-sided cervical aortic arch associated with the Loeys-Dietz syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this combination has not been described in the literature. Read More

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February 2015

Editorial: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: Left-off clinical phenotype in acute coronary syndrome.

Yoshiyuki Furuse

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Nov 11;10(5):188-189. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan.

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November 2014

Percutaneous coronary intervention strategy for acute coronary syndrome caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection for relieving ongoing ischemia-Case series and literature review.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Nov 5;10(5):184-187. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.

Although spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is one of the causes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or sudden cardiac death, its standard management, especially primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ACS patients with ongoing ischemia, has not been established. We experienced three ACS patients with SCAD who were treated with a different strategy of primary PCI. Each PCI strategy led to different clinical and procedural results. Read More

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November 2014

Intravascular ultrasound-guided bail-out therapy in a case of acute myocardial infarction with iatrogenic coronary artery spiral dissection.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Oct 5;10(4):155-158. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Cardiovascular Center, International University of Health and Welfare, Mita Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

A 54-year-old man with suspected vasospastic angina returned to the hospital 2 weeks later with symptoms of acute myocardial infarction. Emergent coronary angiography (CAG) showed an occlusive lesion just beyond the bend of the proximal right coronary artery segment. The selected 7F AL1. Read More

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October 2014

Aortic regurgitation due to back-and-forth intimal flap movement detected by both multidetector computed tomography and transesophageal echocardiography.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Jun 16;7(6):e161-e163. Epub 2013 Mar 16.

Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, 1 Kanda-Izumicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8643, Japan.

A 46-year-old man with a history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and chronic aortic dissection classified as DeBakey type IIIB was referred to our hospital with chest and back pain. The patient underwent 64-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), which revealed new-onset DeBakey type II aortic dissection. The intimal flap prolapsed into left ventricle in the diastolic phase of cardiac cycle and stuck to the right coronary cusp (RCC) of the aortic valve. Read More

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Extensive dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Apr 29;7(4):e97-e100. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Department of Medicine III, Division of Cardiology, Goethe University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

We present the case of a 69-year-old female surviving an extensive dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm. Due to the initial presentation with angina and epigastric pain the first working diagnosis was acute coronary syndrome. However, on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), the dissecting aneurysm (type Stanford A) could be detected. Read More

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Severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to giant chronic dissecting aortic aneurysm presenting as chronic right heart failure.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Feb 5;7(2):e57-e59. Epub 2012 Dec 5.

Department of Cardiology, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey.

We report on an 81-year-old woman who presented to hospital with effort dyspnea and leg edema. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed normal left ventricular function but marked dilated ascending aorta with an intimal flap in the proximal ascending aorta, severe tricuspid regurgitation, and severe pulmonary hypertension. Contrast enhanced multi-slice computerized tomography of the chest was performed for detailed evaluation of aortic dissection and this also showed the intimal flap of the ascending aortic dissection (DeBakey type II) and giant ascending aorta (10. Read More

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February 2013

Spontaneous multivessel coronary artery dissection associated with cannabis use.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Jan 18;7(1):e4-e7. Epub 2012 Sep 18.

Cardiology Department, Military Hospital of Tunis, Montfleury 1008, Tunisia.

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world. It is generally considered to be a drug with low toxicity. Nevertheless, there are several case reports of myocardial infarction following cannabis use in otherwise low-risk individuals. Read More

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January 2013

The utility of intravascular ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a middle-aged woman with acute inferior myocardial infarction.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Sep 14;6(3):e78-e80. Epub 2012 Jun 14.

Cardiovascular Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent cause of acute myocardial ischemia and is associated with various pathophysiologies, such as pregnancy, postpartum, and collagen diseases. It is frequently fatal and most cases are diagnosed at autopsy. Therefore, the early diagnosis of SCAD and initiation of treatment may be life saving. Read More

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September 2012

Novel use of a guiding catheter to relieve left main stem occlusion complicating Stamford type A aortic dissection.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Jul 21;6(1):e23-e25. Epub 2012 Apr 21.

Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK.

Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction occurring as a result of acute aortic dissection is a relatively rare complication with an incidence of 1-2%. However, despite this the outcome is frequently fatal. This report documents novel use of a percutaneous guiding catheter to relieve left main stem occlusion complicating Stamford type A aortic dissection, as a bridge to successful surgical treatment. Read More

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Intravascular ultrasound-guided bailout for left main dissection.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Jun 3;5(3):e137-e139. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

Department of Cardiology, Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital, Miyazaki, Japan.

This case report demonstrates iatrogenic left main coronary artery dissection during percutaneous coronary intervention. Intravascular ultrasound imaging showed that the entry site of the false lumen was located at the cranial part of the ostium of the left main coronary artery. Utilizing this information, the operator was able to achieve the guidewire entering into the true lumen. Read More

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The usefulness of an intravascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of left main coronary artery dissection.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Jun 3;5(3):e133-e136. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Integrated Medicine I, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.

Acute type A aortic dissection occasionally involves coronary orifice which may lead to fatal myocardial infarction. We present a case with acute type A aortic dissection developing transient hemodynamic collapsing despite emergent surgical ascending aortic repair. Electrocardiogram after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation suggested myocardial ischemia. Read More

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Fatal postpartal dissection of all coronary arteries in an in vitro-fertilized woman.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Apr 18;5(2):e73-e75. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Militaire de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia.

Myocardial infarction complicates approximately 1 in 10,000 pregnancies [1]. Coronary artery dissection is the leading cause of pregnancy-related myocardial infarction during the postpartum period. Proposed etiologies include altered endocrine status, hemodynamic stress, eosinophilic inflammatory infiltrate, and disruption of vasa vasorum. Read More

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Multivessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection associated with hormonal infertility therapy in a 39-year-old female.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Apr 6;5(2):e69-e72. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare and potentially lethal cause of chest pain and myocardial infarction in healthy young individuals. It more commonly affects females and has been correlated with hormonally-induced connective tissue changes in pregnancy and oral contraceptive use. We present the case of a previously healthy 39-year-old woman with multivessel SCAD associated with recent clomiphene and gonadotropin therapy for infertility, which is not a previously reported association, and we assert that this should be in the differential diagnosis of such patients with chest pain or myocardial infarction. Read More

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Coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals presenting as aortic dissection detected by 64-MDCT.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Feb 4;5(1):e48-e50. Epub 2011 Oct 4.

Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan.

Coarctation of the aorta with aortic dissection is sometimes seen in cases of Turner syndrome, and most cases are type A aortic dissection, whereas coarctation of the aorta with type B aortic dissection is unusual. Only two cases of coarctation of the aorta presenting as aortic dissection have been reported in Japan, and only a few cases have been reported worldwide. We report here a case of coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals presenting as aortic dissection (type B) detected by 64-multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT). Read More

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February 2012

Silent pulmonary artery dissection in a centenarian.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Feb 6;5(1):e36-e38. Epub 2011 Dec 6.

Department of Cardiology, Matsushita Memorial Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Pulmonary artery dissection is an extremely rare and fatal disease that is difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a 97-year-old woman with heart failure, who was diagnosed as having silent pulmonary artery dissection by chance during transthoracic echocardiography. Surgical treatment for pulmonary artery dissection was not performed, but the patient has been doing well in a sanatorium for more than 2 years, being a centenarian. Read More

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February 2012

Postpartum multivessel coronary artery dissection treated with coronary artery bypass grafting.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Feb 8;5(1):e23-e27. Epub 2011 Dec 8.

Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare but potentially life-threatening event associated with the peripartum period. We present a case of acute anterolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction in the postpartum period in a young woman. Thrombolytic therapy was successful, but later the patient required emergent coronary artery bypass grafting due to another acute inferolateral myocardial infarction that developed 4 h after cardiac catheterization which showed multivessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Read More

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February 2012

Rupture of pseudoaneurysm of the pancreaticoduodenal arcade after acute aortic dissection in a patient on anticoagulant therapy.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Apr 13;3(2):e103-e105. Epub 2011 Jan 13.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan.

An 81-year-old woman on anticoagulant therapy after mechanical heart valve replacement was admitted because of acute aortic dissection. Anticoagulant therapy had to be continued with heparin even after admission. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage occurred suddenly and she developed hemorrhagic shock. Read More

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