Claudio Bianchini Massoni

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OBJECTIVE Persistent type II endoleaks (ELIIp, ≥6months) after an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be associated with adverse outcomes. The aims of this study are the evaluation of the incidence of ELIIp, their pre-operative morphological predictive features (PMF) and the post-EVAR abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) evolution in the presence of ELIIp.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate early and late results of the Anaconda aortic endograft (Vascutek, Terumo, Inchinnan, Scotland) in a single-center experience. METHODS From September 2005 to March 2012, patients underwent endovascular aortic repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with Anaconda endograft were prospectively enrolled(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of 3-projection completion angiography in defining endograft limb stenosis after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and to determine the role of adjunctive stenting in reducing the risk of endograft limb occlusion. METHODS In our center, stent-graft limb dilation was routinely done after endograft deployment in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study are(1)to define the incidence of intraoperative endograft limb stenosis >50%(ELS) after bifurcated EVAR,(2)to find risk factors for ELS considering morphology of aortic bifurcation and structural characteristics of endograft iliac limbs,(3)to evaluate early and follow-up outcomes of intraoperative adjunctive endograft iliac(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze midterm results of bypass patency and overall and aortic-related mortality rates of hybrid aortic procedures for thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS A retrospective study was performed considering prospectively collected data in two centers. From January 2001 to December 2012, 45 patients (33(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate four-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound (4D-CEUS) as an alternative imaging method to computed tomography angiography (CTA) during follow up of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) for juxta- and para-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). METHODS Between October 2011 and March 2012, all consecutive patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Lower limb malperfusion (LLM) syndrome occurs in up to 40% of complicated type B aortic dissections (TBAD) and in up to 71% of TBAD with malperfusion syndrome. This syndrome is associated with higher 30-day mortality. The aim of this systematic review was to provide clinical and procedural data of patients with LLM syndrome secondary to TBAD. (More)
BACKGROUND Para-anastomotic aneurysms (P-AAA) and proximal aortic aneurysmal degeneration after previous aortic open repair (OR) or endovascular repair (EVAR) are challenging clinical scenarios. OR is technically demanding, and standard EVAR could be impossible due to the absence of proximal landing zone. The aim of the study is to report midterm results of(More)
Two-stage transposed brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula is a common procedure after brachiobasilic fistula (BBF) creation. Different techniques can be used for basilic vein transposition but few comparative literature reports are available. The aim of our study was to compare two different techniques for basilic vein transposition. The first maintains the(More)