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Primary aorto-enteric fistula (PAEF) develops between the native aorta and the gastro-intestinal tract, in the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It is a rare, life-threatening condition and appears to be less frequent than secondary aorto-enteric fistula, which is associated with previous aortic prosthetic reconstruction. When untreated, the overall(More)
Anatomical variations of carotid arteries may be related to their development (agenesis, aplasia, hypoplasia) or course (coiling, kinking, tortuosity). Partial or total aberrancies in carotid vessel anatomy rarely occur. We describe the case of a 95-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of confusion and disorientation together with upper limb clonus.(More)
We evaluated the evolution of chronic medical therapy in patients admitted for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) over a 13-year period and to analyze the difference in medical treatment between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. A retrospective study was conducted on patients treated between 2002 and 2015. The use of antiplatelets (acetylsalicylic acid(More)
AIM to evaluate the effect of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), assessed by preoperative estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) and serum Creatinine (Cr), on postoperative outcomes and long-term survival in asymptomatic patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS We examined data about patients that underwent CEA between January 2002 and(More)
BACKGROUND Extra-anatomic bypass (EAB) remains a viable alternative for lower limb revascularization if aorto-bifemoral bypass and endovascular therapy are contraindicated. Among EAB, perigraft seroma (PS) occurs in about 4% of cases. Diagnostic and therapeutic management, as well as standardized treatment paradigm, are still not well defined. The aim of(More)
The role of compression stockings in the treatment of chronic venous disease was amply demonstrated. Concerning patients with chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs), multi-layer bandage is the standard of care. Recently, multicomponent compression stocking (McCS) systems for VLUs treatment and healing nowaday have been proposed. The aim of this review is to(More)
Subclavian Artery Dissection (SAD) is a rare condition, generally due to arterial catheterization, blunt trauma or connective tissue disease. Spontaneous or minimally traumatic cases have also been reported. Clinical manifestations are usually chest and/or back pain, pulse loss and paresthesia, whereas nausea, dizziness and vomiting are present in case of(More)
Perigraft seroma is a rare complication occurs after placement of any vascular graft. It is defined as the collection of a sterile, clear and acellular liquid around prosthesis. It can appear years after surgery as a soft, palpable and painless mass. We present a perigraft seroma occurred in a 75-years-patient underwent Dacron right axillo-bifemoral bypass(More)