Caron B. Rockman

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Endovascular intervention can provide an alternative method of treatment for visceral artery aneurysms. We conducted a retrospective review of all patients with visceral artery aneurysms at a single university medical center from 1990 to 2003, focusing on the outcome of endovascular therapy. Sixty-five patients with visceral artery aneurysms were(More)
BACKGROUND Case and single center reports have documented the feasibility and suggested the effectiveness of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs), but the role and value of such treatment remain controversial. OBJECTIVE To clarify these we examined a collected experience with use of EVAR for RAAA treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in female patients has been questioned by various randomized, prospective trials, particularly in asymptomatic cases; several have noted an increase in perioperative stroke among women after CEA. The outcome of carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has not been extensively examined in women. This study(More)
OBJECTIVES Vascular malformations of the pelvis are rare and present a difficult therapeutic challenge. Surgical treatment is notoriously difficult and carries a high likelihood of recurrence. Surgical proximal ligation of a feeding vessel may in fact be contraindicated, because it can make subsequent transcatheter therapy impossible. The purpose of this(More)
The objective of this study was to define clinical and imaging characteristics of periaortitis prior to and after therapy with immunosuppressive drugs. Four consecutive patients with periaortitis (two secondary to atherosclerosis and two with rheumatic diseases) were studied with contrast-enhanced CT and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), rheumatologic(More)
Lower extremity paraplegia or paraparesis is an extremely rare event after operative repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAS). We report two such cases that occurred after endovascular repair or attempted endovascular repair of routine AAAS. To our knowledge, these are the first two cases reported specifically in the literature. These cases(More)
OBJECTIVES The diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease is an integral part of stroke prevention. However, a population of patients who would benefit from screening for carotid artery stenosis has not been well defined. As part of an institutional stroke-screening program, a modified, rapid duplex scan was developed to evaluate patients for occult(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The benefit of carotid endarterectomy is heavily influenced by the risk of perioperative death or stroke. This study developed a multivariable model predicting the risk of death or stroke within 30 days of carotid endarterectomy. METHODS The New York Carotid Artery Surgery (NYCAS) Study is a population-based cohort of 9308 carotid(More)
OBJECTIVE Specific guidelines for management of cerebrovascular risk in women are currently lacking. This study aims to provide a consensus expert opinion to help make clinical decisions in women with carotid stenosis. METHODS Proposals for the use of carotid endarterectomy (CEA), carotid stenting (CAS), and medical therapy for stroke prevention in women(More)
The natural history and clinical significance of type II or branch vessel endoleaks following endovascular aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair remain unclear. Some investigators have suggested that these endoleaks have a benign course and outcome and that they can be safely observed. The purpose of this study was to document the natural history and outcome of all(More)