Daniele Mascia

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BACKGROUND Visceral artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms represent a rare disease with high mortality. The aim of this study was to report a single center experience of open repair (OR) and endovascular treatment (ET) of 94 patients, and to analyze short- and midterm results. METHODS Between 1988 and 2010, 94 patients, 43 men and 51 women, mean age of(More)
We report the case of a 59-year-old man who developed a recurrent aortoenteric fistula (AEF) following previous aorto-bifemoral bypass grafting and subsequent AEF open repair with aorto-bifemoral graft excision and extra-anatomic reconstruction. The patient was treated emergently by means of endovascular plug deployment via a left brachial approach into the(More)
AIM In the last two decades, results of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have significantly improved thanks to the evolution of stent-grafts and endovascular delivery systems. However, further development is still needed to reduce the incidence of complications and secondary reinterventions.(More)
PURPOSE Endotension can present a real challenge for the long-term success of EVAR. Sometimes it can be associated to liver dysfunction and consequent plasmatic alterations as in the two cases reported here. CASE REPORT Significant and progressive AAA sac enlargement, without radiological signs of endoleak, was observed in two patients during a 3-year(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (aTAAA) are an uncommon and lethal condition associated with an extremely high mortality and morbidity rates. Both endovascular and open repair may be offered in emergency. aim of this study is to report our results and present a literature review regarding endovascular and open surgical repair of aTAAA.(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal surgery in patients with advanced liver disease has been reported to be associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. However, the surgical risk of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in cirrhotics remains ill-defined. We reviewed our experience to investigate the predictors of the outcome in cirrhotic patients after(More)
Endovascular treatment of complex thoracic pathologic conditions involving the aortic arch can often be appropriate and safe; however, minimally invasive procedures are not always feasible, especially in emergent cases. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman who emergently presented in hemorrhagic shock with a ruptured chronic dissecting aneurysm that(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite several advances in endoluminal salvage for failed endovascular abdominal aortic repair (EVAR), in our experience an increasing number of cases necessitate delayed open conversion (dOC). METHODS EVAR patients requiring delayed (>30 days) conversion were prospectively collected in a computerized database including demographics, details(More)
Despite the improved understanding of spinal cord anatomy and spinal cord ischemia pathophysiology, the rate of debilitating postoperative paraparesis or paraplegia is still not negligible after procedures for thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic disease. Single studies have demonstrated the role of different treatment modalities to prevent or treat spinal(More)