Alicia Laborda

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This study was designed to evaluate the clinical outcome and patients’ satisfaction after a 5 year follow-up period for pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) coil embolization in patients who suffered from chronic pelvic pain that initially consulted for lower limb venous insufficiency. A total of 202 patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain were recruited(More)
Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a technically demanding new treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia. We present a case of radiation-induced dermitis in a 63-year-old patient after a technically successful PAE, due to high radiation exposure (KAP: 8,023,949 mGy cm2) and long fluoroscopy time (72 min). Anatomical and technical aspects are(More)
PURPOSE To report on the feasibility and safety of retrieval of the Günther Tulip optional vena cava filter 30 days after initial implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 2004 to September 2005, a single-center prospective study was undertaken in 35 patients who required inferior vena cava (IVC) filtration. All the Günther Tulip filters (GTFs) were(More)
PURPOSE To verify the penetration of struts and hooks of two inferior vena cava (IVC) filters (Günther tulip retrievable filter [GTF] and Celect filter) through the vena cava wall and to assess local or systemic complications resulting from this penetration. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight IVC filters were placed in the IVC of four ewes for 30 days (1 GTF and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the feasibility and safety of removing retrievable Günther-Tulip vena cava filters (GTFs) 90 days after their implantation in an ovine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty GTFs were implanted in 30 ewes and retrieval was attempted at 90 days. Conventional cavography was performed in all cases before and after retrieval in order to(More)
To assess mid-term outcome of biodegradable biliary stents (BBSs) to treat benign biliary strictures refractory to standard bilioplasty. Institutional review board approval was obtained and patient consent was waived. 107 patients (61 males, 46 females, mean age 59 ± 16 years), were treated. Technical success and complications were recorded. Ninety-seven(More)
AIM To study changes produced within the inferior vena cava (IVC) during respiratory movements and identify their possible clinical implications. METHODS This study included 100 patients (46 women; 54 men) over 18 years of age who required an abdominal computed tomography (CT) and central venous access. IVC cross-sectional areas were measured on CT scans(More)
The objective of this work was to present our experience in arterial embolization in the endovascular treatment of massive hemoptysis and remark on the importance of the workup before embolization. We present some clinical aspects to keep in mind before carrying out a bronchial embolization in a patient with severe hemoptysis. The main causes of hemoptysis(More)
PURPOSE To describe the use of self-expandable metallic stents to manage malignant colorectal obstructions and to compare the radiation dose between fluoroscopic guidance of stent placement and combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1998 to December 2007, 467 oncology patients undergoing colorectal stent(More)
To present the 7-year experience of the treatment of benign and malignant tracheobronchial stenoses using metallic stents. One hundred twenty-three stents were inserted in 86 patients (74 benign and 12 malignant stenoses). Ninety-seven stents were placed in the trachea and 26 in the bronchi. The procedures were performed under fluoroscopic and flexible(More)