Barbara Štirn

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BACKGROUND Superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap has a great advantage over other flaps of the area, that is, readily non-existent donor-site problems. The main reason why the SIEA flap has never been extensively used in breast reconstruction is the small diameter and variable anatomy of its donor artery. This study presents a possibility of(More)
Two hundred and twenty-nine symptomatic patients with retinitis pigmentosa were ascertained in Slovenia between 1986 and 1990. Twenty-three further patients were identified while data from 63 families (82 patients) were being collected. After correction for underascertainment, a prevalence of 1 in 6023 was estimated in the Slovene population (1,999,477 in(More)
For various reasons some patients are unable to undergo intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute limb ischaemia. This interventional case series study prospectively evaluated the effect of thrombolytic treatment with 100 mg recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA), administered intravenously, in patients with acute thrombosis of the lower limb arteries(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the variability of measurement of stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) using Doppler ultrasound, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and the three-dimensional volume rendering technique (3D CT) in the high-grade stenosis band (70-100%). DESIGN A prospective study of preoperative findings in 64 patients. MATERIAL AND(More)
Symptomatic patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) should be treated without much delay because symptoms of CMI are present in 43 % patients who present with acute mesenteric ischemia. There are few reported series with large numbers of patients undergoing surgery for CMI, and many controversies persist regarding the optimal surgical treatment.(More)
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