Andrea Siani

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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)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to evaluate peri-procedural and 30-day outcomes in a prospective series of patients treated with the CGuard embolic prevention stent system (EPS). METHODS AND RESULTS From April 2015 to June 2016 a physician-initiated prospective multicenter study was performed in 200 consecutive patients admitted to protected carotid(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated outcomes of remote endarterectomy (RE) vs endovascular (ENDO) interventions on TransAtlantic Inter-Societal Consensus (TASC)-II D femoropopliteal lesions and identified factors predictive of restenosis. METHODS From October 2004 to December 2008, 95 patients with TASC-II D lesions were randomized 1:1 to receive RE of the(More)
True isolated atherosclerotic aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery is a rare pathology. We report a case of ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysms (SFAA) not associated with aortic, common femoral or popliteal artery aneurysms. An emergency surgical procedure was performed and, after endoaneurysmal branches ligation, a ePTFE graft interposition(More)
Isolated spontaneous rupture of the superficial femoral artery is very uncommon. To our knowledge, only 5 other cases have been reported in the medical literature. Herein, we report the case of an 86-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital with a 4-day history of progressive swelling of the left thigh. The presence of a pulsating mass with(More)
AIM Nerve injuries, wound complications and especially poor cosmetic results still have an important impact on the carotid endarterectomy (CEA) morbidity. Introduction of the mini skin incision in clinical practice seems to be safe with reduction in postoperative pain and superficial and cranial nerves lesions, and better aesthetics outcomes. The objective(More)
We report the first case of isolated aneurysm of the anterolateral branch of the greater saphenous vein in a 24-year-old man. The aneurysm was initially confused with an inguinal hernia. The patient referred with a respiratory distress due to a pulmonary embolism. The Doppler ultrasounds permitted to clarify the diagnosis. The aneurysm was removed en block(More)
AIM Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative treatment for extra cranial carotid artery stenosis in stroke prevention. Nevertheless concerns are remaining about the long-term durability as hemodynamic in-stent restenosis (ISR) after CAS are increasing and usually treated again by endovascular approach. This preliminary(More)