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Type 2 Endoleak Incidence and Fate After Endovascular Aneurysms Repair in a Multicentric Series: Different Results with Different Devices?
The aim of this work is describing incidence and fate of type 2 endoleaks (T2ELs) in a multicentric cohort of patients treated by endovascular aneurysms repair using the Ovation device (Endologix) and comparing them with a group treated using the Excluder (W. L. Gore& Associates). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pasqualino Sirignano, Laura Capoccia, Wassim Mansour, Sonia Ronchey, Federico Accrocca, Andrea Siani, Nicola Mangialardi, Francesco Speziale Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Type 2 endoleak incidence and fate after EVAR in a multicentric series: different results with different devices?
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). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pasqualino Sirignano, Laura Capoccia, Wassim Mansour, Sonia Ronchey, Federico Accrocca, Andrea Siani, Nicola Mangialardi, Francesco Speziale Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of Carotid Surgery
The purpose of this study is to determinate the cost-effectiveness of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) versus transfemoral stenting (TFS) and transcervical stenting (TCS) in a short- and long-term basis in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandra Vicente Jim énez, Pilar Carrasco, Gil Rodriguez, Manuel Doblas, Antonio Orgaz, Angel Flores, Manuel Maynar, Jose A. Gonzalez-Fajardo, Juan Fontcuberta Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Infections of Prosthetic Grafts and Patches Used for Infrainguinal Arterial Reconstructions
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yana Etkin, Amit Rao, Benjamin M. Jackson, Joanna S. Fishbein, Krisiva Shyta, Hana Baig, Gregg S. Landis Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Protocol Adaptation of Optical Coherence Tomography in Lower Limb Arteries Revascularization
In lower limb arteries, assessment of stent apposition and/or the single opening of the diseased artery remains poor since this relies on 2-dimensional angiogram. Extrapolating experience gained with coronary arteries, optical coherence tomography (OCT) could provide 3-dimensional 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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Maxime Dubosq, Benjamin O. Patterson, Richard Azzaoui, Thomas Mesnard, Agathe De Pr éville, Jonathan Sobocinski Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Single-Center Experience and Preliminary Results of Intravascular Ultrasound in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has been introduced as diagnostic adjunct to provide new insights into 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 with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm using a propensity-matched cohort. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Felice Pecoraro, Umberto M. Bracale, Arduino Farina, Giovanni Badalamenti, Francesca Ferlito, Mario Lachat, Ettore Dinoto, Vincenzo Asti, Guido Bajardi Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Association Between Perioperative Fibrinogen Levels and the Midterm Outcome in Patients Undergoing Elective Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
We investigated the potential association between perioperative fibrinogen levels and outcome in patients undergoing elective endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Dimitrios Kapetanios, Christos D. Karkos, Ioannis Pliatsios, Maria Mitka, Ioakeim T. Giagtzidis, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Konstantinos O. Papazoglou Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Modified Candy-Plug Technique for Rescue Type B Aortic Dissection with False Lumen Rupture
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. He underwent emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair and carotid –carotid crossover bypass in a hybrid operating room. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chun-Yu Lin, I-Hao Su, Sung-Yu Chu, Po-Jen Ko Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An Unusual Case of Bilateral Upper Extremity Ischemia Caused by Forearm Vessel Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic 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. We herein present the case of a 47-year-old female with rapid-onset bilateral digital ischemia. Initial differential diagnosis included vasospastic disorders and vasculitis. An upper extremity arteriogram was suggestive of ulnar and radial FMD. Percutaneous intervention was not successful, and the patient was managed conservatively with symptomatic improvement. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ioana Antonescu, Martyn Knowles, Emily Wirtz, Luigi Pascarella Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Timing of Hospital-acquired Venous Thromboembolism and Its Relationship with Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Measures in Immobile Patients
The aim of this study is 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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hao Pham, Todd Russell, Andrew Seiwert, Gregory Kasper, Fedor Lurie Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Prospective Study on Diagnostic Performance of Color Doppler Ultrasound Using Trans-stenotic Mean Arterial Pressure Gradient as a Reference in Stented Superior Mesenteric Artery
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Stefan Acosta, Ola Bj örgell, Olle Ekberg Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Endovascular repair of a large ilioiliac fistula using a reversed iliac limb endograft
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. We describe imaging-findings on CT angiography as well as the treatment by two back-table reversed stent-grafts. The satisfactory result demonstrated in our case as well as in the literature suggest that an endovascular treatment for this rare condition should be considered as first-line therapy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: N. Konstantinou, T. K ölbel, F. Rohlffs, F. Heidemann, E.S. Debus, N. Tsilimparis Source Type: research

True giant ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm in nonagenarian female patient: a case report and review of the literature
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.Degenerative SFA aneurysms differs from other peripheral aneurysms, being usually larger and symptomatic at presentation and occurring in old people and could representing life-threatening situations. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Edoardo Frola, Emanuele Ferrero, Pia Cumbo, Fabiana Zandrino, Andrea Gaggiano Source Type: research

Celiac Artery Vasculitis
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jesse Chait, Albert Pavalonis, Sareh Rajaee, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher Source Type: research

Treatment of Retrograde Type B Aortic Dissection After Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
We present a 76-year-old female patient with a history of ascending aorta aneurysm and obesity was referred to our clinic with retrograde Type B aortic dissection one month after endovascular aneurysm repair due to infra-renal abdominal (contained) rupture. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mustafa Akbulut, Adnan Ak, Kenan Ozturker, Mesut Sismanoglu, Altug Tuncer Source Type: research

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
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jackie Zhang, J. Devin Watson, Charles Drucker, Richa Kalsi, Robert S. Crawford, Shahab A. Toursavadkohi, Tanya Flohr Source Type: research

Modified Candy-Plug Technique for Rescue Type B Aortic Dissection with False-Lumen Rupture
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. He underwent emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair and carotid-carotid crossover bypass in a hybrid operating room. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chun-Yu Lin, I-Hao Su, Sung-Yu Chu, Po-Jen Ko Source Type: research

An Unusual Case of Bilateral Upper Extremity IschemiaCaused by Forearm Vessel Fibromuscular Dysplasia
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. We herein present the case of a 47-year-old female with rapid-onset bilateral digital ischemia. Initial differential diagnosis included vasospastic disorders and vasculitis. An upper extremity arteriogram was suggestive of ulnar and radial FMD. Percutaneous intervention was not successful, and the patient was managed conservatively with symptomatic improvement. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: I. Antonescu, M. Knowles, E. Wirtz, L. Pascarella Source Type: research

Leiomyosarcoma of the great saphenous vein: case report and literature review
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. At surgery, the treatment consisted of wide local excision. Histopathological studies confirmed mass as leiomyosarcoma. In light of this report, we draw attention to this rare disease, though with a poor prognosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: H. Naouli, H. Lathelize, A. Bouarhroum Source Type: research

The Epidemiology of Micro-Arteriovenous Fistulas in the Lower Legs
This study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence of micro-AVF in patients presenting with foot skin symptoms. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fukashi Serizawa, Miyako Tanaka, Takuya Shimizu, Daijirou Akamatsu, Masato Ohara, Hitoshi Goto, Takashi Kamei Source Type: research

The Effect of Vascular Morphology on Selective Left Vertebral Artery Catheterization in Right-sided Radial Artery Cerebral Angiography
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ning Luo, Weiwei Qi, Wangxia Tong, Bing Meng, Wenyong Feng, Xinmei Zhou, Xiaodongm Wen, Jianmin Huang Source Type: research

Cryopreserved Allograft in the Management of Native and Prosthetic Aortic Infections
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Khalil Masabni, Mitchell R. Weaver, Pridvi Kandagatla, Alexander D. Shepard, Jordan Huang, Ziad Al Adas, Liang Liang, Praveen Balraj, Timothy J. Nypaver, Loay S. Kabbani Source Type: research

Evolving Trends in Insurance Coverage of Vascular Surgery Patients in Academic Practice
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Anahita Dua, Kara Rothenberg, Gunjan Srivastava, Kellie Brown, Brian Lewis, Peter Rossi, Gary Seabrook, Michael Malinowski, Max Wohlauer, Cheong J. Lee Source Type: research

Pre-operative aneurysm thrombus volume, but not density, predicts type 2 endoleak rate following endovascular aneurysm repair
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ben Li, Janice Montbriand, Naomi Eisenberg, Graham Roche-Nagle, Kong Teng Tan, John Byrne Source Type: research

Cost Effectiveness In Carotid Surgery
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandra Vicente, Gil Rodriguez, Pilar Carrasco, Elia P érez, Ángel Flores, Antonio Orgaz, José A. González-Fajardo Source Type: research

Timing of Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and its Relationship with VTE Prevention Measures in Immobile Patients
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hao Pham, Todd Russell, Andrew Seiwert, Gregory Kasper, Fedor Lurie Source Type: research

Infections of Prosthetic Grafts and Patches Used for Infrainguinal Arterial Reconstructions.
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yana Etkin, Benjamin M. Jackson, Joanna S. Fishbein, Krisiva Shyta, Amit Rao, Hana Baig, Gregg S. Landis Source Type: research

Single-centre experience and preliminary Results of intravascular ultrasound in endovascular aneurysm repair
. 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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Authors. Felice Pecoraro, Umberto M. Bracale, Arduino Farina, Giovanni Badalamenti, Francesca Ferlito, Mario Lachat, Ettore Dinoto, Vincenzo Asti, Guido Bajardi Source Type: research

Successful Smoking Cessation Associated with Walking Behavior In Patients With Claudication
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sherene E. Sharath, MinJae Lee, Panos Kougias, Wendell C. Taylor, Nader Zamani, Neal R. Barshes Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of limb-sparing surgery with vascular reconstruction for soft tissue sarcomas
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Omer Arda Cetinkaya, Suleyman Utku Celik, Mahmut Kalem, Kerem Basarir, Cuneyt Koksoy, Huseyin Yusuf Yildiz Source Type: research

Aortic curvature remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair: assessing device conformability, employing image vector analysis
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.L.Gore&Associates, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) into the aortic arch, utilizing different image vector analysis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gaspar Mestres, Carla Blanco, Isaac Martinez, Jorge Fernandez Noya, Gabriel C. Inaraja, Jose Antonio del Castro, Lu ís Miguel Salmeron, Nahieli Malo, Vincent Riambau Source Type: research

Prospective study on diagnostic performance of color Doppler ultrasound using trans stenotic mean arterial pressure gradient as a reference in stented superior mesenteric artery
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Stefan Acosta, Ola Bj örgell, Olle Ekberg Source Type: research

Association between perioperative fibrinogen levels and mid-term outcome in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
We investigated the potential association between perioperative fibrinogen levels and outcome in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Dimitrios Kapetanios, Christos D. Karkos, Ioannis Pliatsios, Maria Mitka, Ioakeim T. Giagtzidis, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Konstantinos O. Papazoglou Source Type: research

Influence of Type of Fixation and other Characteristics on Outcome after Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Roberto Silingardi, Giovanni Coppi, Francesca Benassi, Giuseppe Saitta, Luigi Marcheselli, Antonio Lauricella, Stefano Gennai Source Type: research

Results of Telehealth Electronic Monitoring for Post Discharge Complications and Surgical Site Infections Following Arterial Revascularization with Groin Incision
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Albeir Y. Mousa, Mike Broce, Shane Monnett, Elaine Davis, Barbara McKee, Bruce Daniel Lucas Source Type: research

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
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Shota Okuno, Osamu Iida, Takuma Iida, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Ikuro Kitano, Mitsutoshi Asai, Masaharu Masuda, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Toshiaki Mano Source Type: research

Treatment of complex aortic aneurysms using combination of renal and visceral bypass and fenestrated/branched stent-grafts
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ambroise Duprey, Sabrina Ben Ahmed, Nellie Della Schiava, Patrick Feugier, Eugenio Rosset, Jean-Pierre Favre, Bertrand Chavent, Jean-No ël Albertini Source Type: research

Readmissions after Firearm Injury Requiring Vascular Repair
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey J. Siracuse, Alik Farber, Thea James, Thomas W. Cheng, Yi Zuo, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Douglas W. Jones, Bindu Kalesan Source Type: research

Carotid artery involvement in advanced recurrent head and neck cancer: a case report and literature review
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuxin Guo, Maria Cui-Ying Pang, Constance Ee-Hoon Teo, Jack Kian Chng Source Type: research

Intravenous Lymphatic Cyst in Inferior Vena Cava - A Rare Cause of Budd-Chiari Syndrome
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Weihao Li, Xuemin Zhang, Tao Zhang, Jingjun Jiang, Zhibin He, Xiaoming Zhang Source Type: research

Superficial femoral venous aneurysm in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: the inguinal hernia mimic
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. In young adults, venous aneurysms are often associated with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yogeesan Sivakumaran, Rajnish Duara, Thodur M. Vasudevan Source Type: research

Successful Endovascular Treatment of a Ruptured Type I Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm … Twice
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. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Joel Sousa, Ana-Teresa Vilares, Armando Mansilha Source Type: research

Primary External Iliac Vein Leiomyosarcoma
We report one such case of external iliac vein leiomyosarcoma in a 77 years old female and discuss the clinical, radiological and histopathological findings and the available treatment options. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rajan Sahu, Rupali Aggarwal, Pankaj Kumar, Seema Mittal, Vineeta Sood, Jatin Sarin Source Type: research

Protocol adaptation of OCT in lower limb arteries revascularisation
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). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Dubosq, B.O. Patterson, R. Azzaoui, T. Mesnard, A. De Pr éville, J. Sobocinski Source Type: research

Successful Endovascular Aneurysm Repair For Brucella Mycotic Aneurysm Acquired From Ingestion Of Sheep Placenta
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. Diagnosis was confirmed by blood culture and computed tomography (CT) angiography. Patient had increased abdominal pain during hospitalization and repeated CT showed a rapidly enlarging mycotic aneurysm. Emergent endovascular repair was successfully performed using a bifurcated stent-graft and combined intravenous and oral antibiotics were administrated. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hai-Lei Li, Yiu Che Chan, Dong-Zhe Cui, Ning Li, Stephen W. Cheng Source Type: research

Angiosarcoma of a Thrombosed Arteriovenous Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient
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. The fistula was excised and diagnosis was made by histology. Despite radical surgery with an above-elbow amputation, the patient died of metastatic disease six months later. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: John D. Kakisis, Constantine Antonopoulos, Konstantinos Moulakakis, Athanasios Taliadoros, Dimitra Rontogianni, Elias Brountzos, Christos Liapis, George Geroulakos Source Type: research