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Venous aneurysms (VAs) have been described in quite of all the major veins. They represent uncommon events but often life-threatening because of pulmonary or paradoxical embolism. We describe our twelve patients' series with acute pulmonary emboli due to venous aneurysm thrombosis. Our experience underlines the importance of a multilevel case-by-case(More)
We read with great interest the article recently published by Gonzales AM and Clapp B in your journal [JSLS(2008)12:332-334]. They present the successful laparo-scopic treatment of a small bowel intussusception in a 16-year-old male. According to the medical literature, scientific evidence is poor regarding bowel intussusception in school-age children, and(More)
OBJECTIVES We prospectively evaluated safety and efficacy from our six-year results of general anesthesia (GA) using remifentanil conscious sedation in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS From January 2005 to December 2010, 625 consecutive CEAs were performed on 545 patients (male/female 336/209, age 75 ± 7 years). After a superficial plexus block with(More)
The internal carotid artery (ICA) usually, lies posterolaterally to the external carotid artery (ECA). Sometimes a complete carotid transposition can occur, with the ECA in a lateral position and the ICA on the medial side can occur. Our study evaluated the significance and impact that this anomaly may have on cranial nerve injuries. From January 2008 to(More)
A coronary stent may be lost in the peripheral or visceral arterial system with an incidence ranging from 0.9 to 8.4%, however, a limb or organ ischemia after stent migration is very uncommon. We report the case of an 83-year-old man who underwent coronary artery stenting at our Hospital's Cardiological Department. During this difficult procedure, due to(More)
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