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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)
AIM To retrospectively evaluate and compare the safety and efficacy of general anesthesia with remifentanyl conscious sedation (RCS) vs local-regional anesthesia (LA) for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS From January 2004 to January 2008, 390 CEA performed in 325 patients (M/F 214/111, age 75 +/- 7) were collected in 2 groups: RCS group included 275(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)
OBJECTIVES Arterial injury of the lower limb is a rare but catastrophic complication of saphenous vein stripping with a high morbidity rate and severe medico-legal implications. Diagnosis is often delayed and outcome depends on the severity of injury. We report two cases of severe ischemia due to arterial lesion during varicose veins surgery. METHODS In(More)
A malposition of the median arcuate ligament (MAL) is a rare entity causing the celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS), first described by Harjola in 1963. The presence of anomalous fibrous diaphragmatic bands of the diaphragm compresses the celiac axis, especially during the expiration. In this report we present the fourth case in literature that was ever(More)
We report a case of acute embolic ischemia of the right lower limb in a patient with unexpected intraoperative anatomic variant of femoral artery. In this anomaly, the deep femoral artery arises from the external iliac artery, 2 cm above the inguinal ligament, runs with a parallel course with the superficial femoral artery, and placed between the branches(More)
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)
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)