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)
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)
AIM Extent IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) open repair is considered relatively safer to repair than other extents of TAAA in terms of both perioperative mortality and spinal cord ischemia. Our purpose is to report our experience and to perform a literature review regarding extent IV TAAA open repair in order to provide an updated benchmark for(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are classified as juxtarenal if their proximal extent is next to the origin of the renal arteries but does not involve them. An AAA is suprarenal if it extends above at least one renal artery and ends below the celiac axis. Juxtarenal AAAs need inter-renal or suprarenal clamping, with the aortic reconstruction usually made(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)
The aim of this case report was to present an endovascular treatment of a residual post-dissection Crawford type III thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). A 60-year-old man, who had suffered from acute type B aortic dissection (TBAD) 8 years ago and had already been treated for both descending thoracic and infrarenal aortic aneurysm with open repair, presented(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the safety and short-term effectiveness of a novel hybrid vascular graft used to address renal revascularization during open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair, performing a sutureless distal anastomosis. METHODS Between 2012 and 2013, 25 patients (16 men; mean age, 66 ± 8 years) underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Perioperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage is a well-established technique for spinal cord protection during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) open repair and is usually performed using dripping chamber-based systems. A new automated device for controlled and continuous CSF drainage, designed to maintain CSF pressure around the desired(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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper was to characterize indications, describe repair methods and report outcomes of patients undergoing late open conversion (LOC) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS From to 1999 to 2015, 65 patients underwent redo procedures after TEVAR at our Institution. Thirty patients underwent LOC. The average(More)