Surgical Ligation for the Treatment of an Unusual Presentation of Type II Abernethy Malformation
Abernethy malformation is a very rare congenital vascular malformation consisting of diversion of portal blood away from liver, and it is commonly associated with multiple congenital anomalies. Here, we present a case of a male from China with nonspecific abdominal pain associated with an unusual pattern of type II Abernethy malformation, whose was diagnosed with a portosystemic shunt via a giant portal-inferior vena cava fistula (17.22 mm in diameter). The patient underwent a surgical ligation of the portocaval shunt and recovered well. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mantian Zhou, Juqiang Zhang, Lei Luo, Botian Wang, Renjun Zheng, Linpeng Li, Hailing Jing, Shengzu Zhang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

CT Three-Dimensional (3D) modeling maintains fluoroscopy time and contrast volume to a minimum in the endovascular treatment of great vessel injury from iatrogenic trauma
CT angiography with multi-slice detector has become the preferred method for assessment of hemodynamically stable patients suspected of great vessel injury from iatrogenic and blunt trauma [1]. The CT images obtained can be transformed into a three-dimensional (3D) model using the software within minutes. This allows the clinician to evaluate the injury and the injury ’s proximity to other vital structures for operative planning [2]. The 3D modeling provides geometric calibration of the c-arm or image intensifier in regard to optimal cranial/caudal and oblique angles to evaluate and treat the vessel injury [3]. (Sour...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Scott C. Chapman, Barry McDaniel, Elizabeth Andraska, Amanda Phillips, Michael C. Madigan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of Subclavian Artery Pseudoaneurysm
The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the endovascular treatment of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm (SAP), and to introduce our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of SAP. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yingliang Wang, Xiangjun Dong, Huimin Liang, Abdala Mkangala, Yangbo Su, Dehan Liu Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Novel Surgical Approach for Refractory Secondary Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity Accompanying Micro-Arteriovenous Fistula.
We report two cases of refractory lymphedema at the lower extremity caused by mAVF and incompetent perforating vein (IPV). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hisashi Sakuma, Shiho Watanabe, Hikaru Kono Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Bilateral Carotid Patch Infection occurring 12 years following endarterectomy.
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the most commonly used invasive procedure for treatment of carotid stenosis. Different methods are used to close the arteriotomy including primary closure and patch repair with a graft. Prosthetic patch infection is a rare but serious complication of patch closure, and we will present a unique case of carotid patch infection (CPI) 12 years after implantation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Haddad f, Wehbe M.R, Hmedeh C, Homsi M, Nasreddine R, Jamal Hoballah J Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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Deep Venous Stenting Evolution or Revolution?
Stenting of the iliac veins has increased significantly over the last two decades. Wide-spread use of stents in both thrombotic and nonthrombotic conditions has led to careful consideration of the efficacy of this procedure and patient selection. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel T. McDevitt Source Type: research

Underutilization of Artificial Intelligence by Vascular Specialists
Despite ever increasing levels of evidence from hypothesis-driven clinical trial research and consensus-driven inter-societal publications to help guide decision- making among vascular specialists, a large number of vascular disease states have wide-ranging and sometimes disparate therapeutic approaches. Setting aside open surgical, endovascular, hybrid, and medical management therapies, a number of complex vascular disease states would be well served by improved predictions for probability of successful management. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hiranya A. Rajasinghe, Larry E. Miller, Santiago H. Chahwan, Alvaro J. Zamora Source Type: research

Management of Hemodialysis Graft/Fistula Aneurysms
Renal failure patients are obligated to have constant life-saving dialysis access. This retrospective review was designed to evaluate graft and fistula aneurysms. Once the dialysis access procedures are performed, care of patients is relegated to the nephrologists and dialysis clinics. This review is designed to validate surgical intervention of dialysis access procedures as a safe and durable procedure and determine if proactive steps could be taken to avoid this complication. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Arthur E. Palamara Source Type: research

Integration of Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Into Your Vascular Practice
This study describes the implementation of TCAR in a high-volume carotid practice. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Paul A. Armstrong, Neil Moudgill, James D. Brooks, Godfrey R. Parkerson, Inkyong K. Parrack Source Type: research

The Timing of Endovascular Revascularization Makes a Difference in Patients Presenting With Gangrene
Critical limb ischemia occurs in 12% of the US adult population. At one year, there is 25% mortality, 30% will have undergone amputation and only 45% will remain alive with both limbs. Amputation is a significant health care burden and therefore the primary goal is limb preservation. There is considerable variability in care of the patient with CLI and therefore the SVS has endorsed the wound, ischemia and foot infection (WIfI) classification to help standardize care and better determine risk of amputation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Priscilla Y. Fujikawa, Carmen M. Piccolo, Gabor Winkler, Christopher Cunningham, Eva M. Rzucidlo Source Type: research

Open Emergent Ruptured Descending / Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair Contemporary Results
We examined our recent experience with open surgical repair of emergent ruptured descending thoracic (DTAA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mahmoud Alhussaini, Aalekhya Tenali, Eric I. Jeng, Tomas Martin, Javairiah Fatima, Thomas M. Beaver, George J. Arnaoutakis Source Type: research

Vascularization of the Arteriovenous Fistula Wall and Association with Maturation Outcomes
In this study, we challenged the hypothesis that inadequate vascularization of the AVF wall is associated with maturation failure. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Juan C. Duque, Laisel Martinez, Marwan Tabbara, Punam Parikh, Angela Paez, Guillermo Selman, Loay H. Salman, Omaida C. Velazquez, Roberto I. Vazquez-Padron Source Type: research

Effect of General Anesthesia Versus Regional Brachial Plexus Block on Patency of Vascular Access for Hemodialysis
Primary arteriovenous fistula (AVF) remains the best vascular access for hemodialysis since it has the best long-term primary patency rate, requires less interventions/maintenance, and has the lowest incidence of morbidity and mortality. For this reason, the National Kidney Foundation began the “Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative”, which seeks to increase the amount of successful AVFs placed. Multiple factors play a role in primary AVFs creation; Vein diameter/quality, artery diameter/quality, central venous disease, hypercoagulable states and fistula location. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Bradford L.W. James, Matthew S. Jorgensen, Tariq Almerey, Zhuo Li, W. Andrew Oldenburg, Albert G. Hakaim, Houssam Farres Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of Isolated Abdominal Aortic Dissection and Enlarging Aneurysm
We present a case in which an endovascular stent graft was deployed within the false lumen of an isolated chronic abdominal aortic dissection within an aneurysm in a unique staged approach. The patient has consented to publication of her case details and images. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Neal M. Foley, Emanuel Shapera, Melissa Levack, Michael Wood Source Type: research

Management of Floating Ascending Aortic Thrombus for the Vascular Surgeon
We report our experience with 5 cases of ascending aortic thrombus over a 2-year period. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey B. Edwards, R. Wesley Jones, Paul A. Armstrong, George Makdisi, Robert L. Hooker Source Type: research

Surgical Management for Secondary Aortoduodenal Fistula
Aortoenteric fistulas (AEFs) are uncommon but life-threatening conditions carrying a high mortality rate. This is defined as an abnormal connection between the aorta and the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. There are two known forms of AEF, primary and secondary. Primary is most often the result of compression of an abdominal aortic aneurysm against the intestines, whereas secondary is due to an erosion of an aortic prosthetic graft into the surrounding gastrointestinal structures. The relative incidence of primary AEF ranges from 0.1 to 0.8%, and secondary from 0.4% to 2.4%. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kristina T. Gemayel, R. Wesley Jones, Brad Johnson, Mary Ottinger Source Type: research

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Causing Duodenal Perforation in A Young Patient With May-Thurner Syndrome
We present a patient with an IVC filter strut protruding into the duodenum causing a contained perforation. She is a young female with a history of May-Thurner syndrome with an IVC filter who presented to the hospital with post-prandial abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan showed a contained perforation of the third portion of the duodenum caused by a strut of the IVC filter. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tony Shao, Jorge Rey Source Type: research

Complex Fracture of an Up and Over Peripheral Guiding Sheath in the Right Femoral Artery During Antegrade Left Superficial Femoral Artery Intervention Endovascular Retrieval and a Review of Options
We present the rare case of a complex fracture of a an up and over right common femoral artery to left superficial femoral artery 5Fr peripheral sheath, a problem that comprises only 1% of lost or misplaced intravascular objects. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicholas Cortolillo, Ellie Moeller, Rennier Martinez, Giancarlo Cires, Jack Zeltzer, Melissa Donovan Source Type: research

Endovascular Management of Celiac Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Ballistic Injury
Celiac artery aneurysms (CAAs) are a rare pathology of the splanchnic vessels, degenerative atherosclerosis being the etiology in the majority of cases. Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the celiac artery are a subset of this pathology with scarce documented case reports in the literature. Trauma to the celiac artery can be secondary to endovascular intervention, blunt, or penetrating injury. Although not a true aneurysm, pseudoaneurysms warrant the same intervention to eliminate the risk of rupture. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kevin Treto, Adam Levitt, Michael Cheatham Source Type: research

Extracranial Internal Carotid Pseudoaneurysm after a Dental Procedure
Extracranial internal carotid pseudoaneurysm (ECCPSA) is rare, and usually the result of traumatic injury, infection, dissection, iatrogenic injury during internal jugular catheterization, or post endarterectomy. Prior to the advent of antibiotics, this disease affected young patients in their 20-40s, and the most common causes were syphilis, tuberculosis, middle ear and tonsillar infections as well as trauma. However, in contemporary practice, atherosclerosis, trauma, dissection and previous surgery has replaced infection as the most common cause, and age group has been replaced by that of carotid occlusive disease. (Sour...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Dariam Cardentey Oliva, Adam Levitt Source Type: research

Safety, Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction after Median Arcuate Ligament Release
To examine the safety, efficacy and satisfaction of laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release surgery for treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alberto J. Lopez, Elizabeth Ramos Duran, Jasmine F. Tomita-Barber, Nestor de la Cruz Source Type: research

Initial Experience with Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Demonstrates its Safety and Efficacy in Elderly High-Risk Patients
Carotid revascularization, both endarterectomy (CEA) and stenting (CAS), is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients ≥80 years of age. Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a novel technique that combines surgical principles of neuroprotection with less invasive endovascular techniques to treat severe carotid stenosis. The first TCAR procedure in South Florida was performed successfully at our institut ion in May 2018 on a symptomatic 89-year-old female. Since that time, we have had success treating a number of high-risk elderly patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmed K. Ghamraoui, Joseph J. Ricotta Source Type: research

Experience with Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Stent Grafting
The Gore iliac branch endoprosthesis (IBE) was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 for preservation of the internal iliac artery during endovascular repair of common iliac (CIA) or aortoiliac artery aneurysms. Although the IBE instructions-for-use (IFU) include concomitant deployment of the Gore Excluder device, the IBE has been previously reported for repair of type IB endoleak and CIA aneurysm after EVAR. Due to altered endovascular anatomy after EVAR, the approach to this repair differs from the published IBE IFU. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mark Conant, James Brooks, Hannah Stein, Murray Shames, Neil Moudgill Tags: Winner of the Dr. ā€œJJā€ Karmacharya Award for Best Resident Abstract & Oral Presentation in Aortic Aneurysmal Disease Reconstruction Treatments Source Type: research

Trends in Dialysis Access Where Does Florida Stand Compared to the Rest of the United States?
Arteriovenous fistulas are generally considered to be the ideal form of hemodialysis access. This is due to their greater longevity and lower complication rates when compared to other means of access such as arteriovenous grafts and dialysis catheters. It was our objective to investigate the utilization rates of these distinct types of hemodialysis access in Florida and the United States. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonathan Zadeh, Chase Knickerbocker, Joshua Unger Source Type: research

Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Harvest, a Viable Bypass Conduit in Distal Revascularization Interval Ligation (DRIL)
Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest (ESVH) is widely accepted for use in coronary artery bypass grafting; however, its performance in peripheral arterial bypass has been debated. ESVH for brachial-brachial artery bypass as part of distal revascularization interval ligation (DRIL) has not previously been reported. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of ESVH for DRIL in the treatment of access-related hand ischemia (ARHI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Godfrey R. Parkerson, Marc Conant, Victor Bowers, Paul Armstrong Source Type: research

Atherectomy Treatment Strategies of Above Knee-Only or Combined Above Knee and Below Knee Both Result in Successful Reduction of Stenosis as Measured by DUS PSVR
Advanced multilevel peripheral artery disease (PAD) often requires atherectomy. Treatment strategies are controversial in both Above-the-Knee (ATK) atherectomy treatment (AT) and the combined ATK-and-Below-the-Knee (ATK-BTK) approach. We hypothesized both ATK or ATK-BTK treatment strategies would be successful in reducing stenosis measured via peak systolic velocity ratio (PSVR) obtained by duplex ultrasound (DUS). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alireza Daneshpajouh, Margo Carlin, Zachary Belnavis, Brad J. Martinsen, Joseph Ricotta Source Type: research

Comparison of Drug-Coated Balloon Treatment of Femoropopliteal Artery Disease
As endovascular options for treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) continue to evolve, interventionalists are left wondering what treatment is best for their patients. Relatively new to the market, drug coated balloons (DCB) have been studied in clinical trials using strict inclusion criteria in patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease causing claudication. The utility of DCB, however, has expanded to patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), longer lesions, and multilevel disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin C. Powell, Bruce H. Gray, Joseph A. Ewing, Sagar S. Gandhi Source Type: research

Informing Telemetry Use in Post-Operative Vascular Surgery Patients Dysrhythmia in the Vascular Quality Initiative
According to national guidelines the use of post-operative telemetry (POT) monitoring is reserved for patients undergoing cardiac procedures or ischemic cardiac symptoms and not indicated for asymptomatic patients. However, they acknowledged that major vascular surgery procedures deserve unique consideration. The purpose of this study is to define the rates of post-operative dysrhythmias (PD) after major vascular operations using the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) registry to identify who might benefit from POT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: John Axley, Zdenek Novak, Graeme McFarland, Emily L. Spangler, Benjamin J. Pearce, Mark A. Patterson, Marc A. Passman, Adam W. Beck Source Type: research

Assessing the Relationship Between Post-Operative Myocardial Infarction, Preoperative Hemoglobin and Perioperative Blood Usage
Post-operative myocardial infarction (POMI) occurs between 3-16% of open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (oAAA) with associated periop and late mortality of 50-60%. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Rachel Wilson, Zdenek Novak, Emily L. Spangler, Graeme McFarland, Marc A. Passman, Mark A. Patterson, Adam W. Beck Source Type: research

Mortality and Unrecognized Readmissions Following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Conclusions from a National Analysis
Following the inception of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program by CMS, 30-day readmission rate following vascular surgery is a high-priority quality measure. There is a paucity of robust, nationally-representative studies on readmissions following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAAR) to hospitals different from the index admission facility. The purpose of this study is to utilize a comprehensive national database to determine risk factors for mortality and readmission to any hospital following AAAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kelsey N. Franklin, Rennier A. Martinez, Alexandra Hernandez, Joshua Parreco, Allison Rice, Jack Zeltzer Tags: Winner of the Mark L. Friedell, MD, Award Best Medical Student Abstract & Oral Presentation Source Type: research

Mycotic Aneurysm of the Ulnar Artery Secondary to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Therapy for Bladder Cancer a Rare Presentation of Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
Mycotic aneurysms, especially those of the upper extremity, are rarely reported in literature. These aneurysms are caused by bacterial endocarditis, and therefore are more commonly seen in patients with an immune-compromised state, including those requiring bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy for bladder cancer. Due to the inevitable rupture of mycotic aneurysms, the standard treatment is surgical repair with appropriate secondary antibiotics. Here, we present a unique case of a mycotic ulnar artery aneurysm following BCG therapy and repetitive hand trauma in a patient with bladder cancer that was successfully repaired ...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew S. Jorgensen, W. Andrew Oldenburg, Peter M. Murray Source Type: research

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The impact of femoropopliteal artery calcium score after endovascular treatment
The coronary artery calcium score is a widely known independent predictor of cardiac events. Tibial artery calcification had been reported as an amputation risk, but the femoropopliteal artery calcium score is rarely known. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Takahiro Tokuda, Yasuhiro Oba, Ryoji Koshida, Yoriyasu Suzuki, Akira Murata, Tatsuya Ito Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Application of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model for evaluating postoperative deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery
This study aimed to determine the validity of the Caprini Risk Assessment Scale in identifying patients undergoing plastic surgery who are at a high risk of developing VTE. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hiroki Yago, Takashi Yamaki, Yumiko Sasaki, Kento Homma, Takatoshi Mizobuchi, Yuki Hasegawa, Atsuyoshi Osada, Hiroyuki Sakurai Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Use of a Dual-Filter Embolic Protection Device for Brachiocephalic Artery Stenting
A 77-year-old female with peripheral artery disease underwent brachiocephalic artery stenting for right upper extremity claudication. Given a very high atherosclerotic burden seen on CT, a dual-filter embolic protection device (Sentinel, Boston Scientific) was deployed from the right radial artery to protect the right common carotid and subclavian arteries, and therefore the vertebral artery, during the stenting procedure. This case report demonstrates a novel use of this dual-filter device to provide both carotid and vertebral artery embolic protection during brachiocephalic artery intervention. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew M. Goldsweig Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Successful Conservative Management of Inferior Mesenteric Artery Aneurysm with Arteriovenous Fistula: A Case Report
Inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) aneurysm is a rare occurrence, accounting for 1% of all visceral artery aneurysms and is often found incidentally. Surgical resection and endovascular intervention have been first-line treatments because IMA aneurysms have a relatively high risk of life-threatening rupture. Herein, we report the case of a 57-year-old man having a large IMA aneurysm with an arteriovenous fistula that was treated conservatively. The IMA aneurysm was incidentally found using computed tomography (CT) and was connected to the splenic vein through the abnormally dilated tortuous vessels of an arteriovenous fistul...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shingo Kunioka, Hiroto Kitahara, Noriyuki Yuasa, Miri Fujita, Norifumi Otani, Hiroyuki Kamiya Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Analysis of Outpatient Telemedicine Reimbursement in an Integrated Healthcare System
The objective of this study is to analyze the reimbursement figures for outpatient telemedicine consultation in vascular surgery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Judith C. Lin, Yasaman Kavousi, Brian Sullivan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Contemporary Outcomes following Redo Autogenous Infrainguinal Bypass
Revascularization after lower extremity bypass failure poses many challenges. Despite nearly seven decades of experience with lower extremity revascularization there is little data on the success of redo bypass particularly when autogenous conduit is utilized. The purpose of this study is to review outcomes of redo infrainguinal bypass constructed solely of autogenous vein. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Charles D. Fraser, Mark L. Kovler, Rui Han Liu, Robert J. Beaulieu, Thomas Reifsnyder Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Primary aorto-appendicular fistula accompanied by infected penetrating aortic ulcer ā€“ case report
Primary aorto-appendicular fistulas are extremely rare in clinical practice and there are only three such cases reported in the available literature. The aim of this study is to present a case of a 68-year-old female patient with primary aorto-appendicular fistula accompanied by infected penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU). At the time of her hospital admission, the patient did not demonstrate any typical symptoms. MDCT imaging of aorta was performed during an additional preoperative examination and the PAU of the infrarenal aortic segment was detected. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Vujcic, P. Mutavdzic, B. Barisic, L. Davidovic Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Impact of Cardiac Cycle on Thoracic Aortic Geometry ā€“ Morphometric Analysis of ECG Gated Computed Tomography
Understanding morphological changes of ascending, arch and descending aorta with cardiac and respiratory motion is critical for planning of endovascular repair of thoracic aorta. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the cardiac cycle on thoracic aortic geometry (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Mujeeb Zubair, Hector WL. de Beaufort, Viony M. Belvroy, Adeline Schwein, Ali Irshad, Ahmed Mohamed, Luis F. Gomez, Ponraj Chinnadurrai, Faisal Nabi, Eric Y. Yang, Santi Trimarchi, Michael J. Reardon, Jean Bismuth Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Impact of the frozen elephant trunk technique on total aortic arch replacement
This study analyzes the outcome of TAR using FET and clarifies the indications for using FET. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Koji Hirano, Toshiya Tokui, Bun Nakamura, Ryosai Inoue, Masahiro Inagaki, Reina Hirano, Shuji Chino, Yasumi Maze, Noriyuki Kato, Motoshi Takao Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Early and mid-term efficacy of fenestrated endograft in the treatment of juxta-renal aortic aneurysms
The aim of this study was to report early and mid-termoutcomes of fenestrated endografting (FEVAR) for juxta-renal aneurysm (J-AAAs). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Gallitto, Faggioli G. Gianluca, Jacopo Giordano, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Cecilia Fenelli, Mohammad Abualhin, Stefano Ancetti, Antonino Logiacco, Mauro Gargiulo Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Perioperative outcomes of minimally invasive aortic arch reconstruction with branched grafts through a partial upper sternotomy
Ministernotomy has been advocated over recent years as an alternative technique for different cardiovascular surgical procedures in order to reduce the surgical trauma associated with conventional full sternotomy. In recent years, several reports have addressed minimally invasive approaches to the proximal aorta and aortic arch through a partial upper sternotomy (PUS). We reviewed our experience of minimally invasive open aortic arch reconstruction with a branched graft through a PUS (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yutaka Iba, Akira Yamada, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Eiichiro Hatta, Ryushi Maruyama, Shuhei Miura Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Management and Outcomes of Isolated Axillary Artery Injury: A Five-Year National Trauma Data Bank Analysis
The aim of this study is to evaluate recent national trends in the clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients with isolated axillary artery injuries. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: L.D. George Angus, Noam Gerber, Swapna Munnangi, Raina Wallace, Shridevi Singh, Jody Digiacomo Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Natural History of Nonoperative Management of Grade II Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury
The morbidity and mortality of thoracic blunt aortic injury (BAI) has been both diminished and revolutionized by the advent of endovascular repair. Nevertheless, the question remains as to what severity of injury requires endovascular repair. We therefore conducted a retrospective analysis of our experience with nonoperative grade II BAI of the thoracic aorta. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ann C. Gaffey, Jason Zhang, Erik Saka, Jon G. Quatromoni, Julia Glaser, Patrick Kim, Wilson Szeto, Venkat Kalapatapu Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Mid-term Outcomes of Retroperitoneal and Transperitoneal Exposures in Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair
There have been a number of studies comparing perioperative outcomes of the retroperitoneal (RP) and transperitoneal (TP) approach to open aortic aneurysm repair (OAR), many of which have shown conflicting results. There remains a paucity of data comparing these two exposures beyond 30 days. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the midterm outcomes between RP and TP exposures in OAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - October 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Keith Glover, Sean Lyden, James F. Bena, Christopher Smolock, Federico Parodi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research