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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)
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)
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)