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The present report describes a case of percutaneous cryotherapy in a 36-year-old woman with a large and painful pectoral venous malformation. Cryoablation was performed in a single session for this 9-cm mass with 24 h hospitalisation. At 2- and 6-month follow-up, the pain had completely disappeared, and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a significant(More)
Short-term outcomes after percutaneous image-guided cryoablation of symptomatic venous malformations in four consecutive patients (mean age, 42.5 y) are reported. Two patients had local recurrences after previous treatment. Mean preoperative pain was estimated on a visual analog scale at 5 (range, 3-7). Cryoablation was performed in a single session under(More)
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare disorder resulting from luminal narrowing of the celiac trunk. The classic management of median arcuate ligament syndrome involves the surgical division of the median arcuate ligament fibers in order to decompress the celiac trunk. This has traditionally required an upper midline incision. A few authors have(More)
A series of 80 dissections was performed to define the anastomoses between the cervical plexus and the hypoglossal nerve (XII), the superior anastomosis between the trunk of XII and the ansa of the atlas from the cervical plexus; the ansa cervicalis, traditionally known as the ansa of the XIIth cranial nerve or hypoglossal ansa, formed by the direct(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis of the central veins is one of the most frequent complications of implanted venous access devices. Among the first cases occurring in our patients, most were associated with left-sided placement of the ports, with catheter tips lying against the external wall in the upper half of the superior vena cava. Some chest radiographs showed(More)
The plasma thrombomodulin (TM) level depends on the integrity of the endothelium and the clearance of the molecule. In several different pathological conditions, plasma TM levels increase with damage to the endothelium. We studied plasma TM levels in patients with various localizations of atheromatous arterial disease who had normal serum creatinine levels.(More)
This study, instigated by surgical observations, and mainly carried out on the dry bone, attempts to analyse both the depth and variability of the anterior and posterior ethmoidal foramina through which pass the ethmoidal aa. The surgical implications of this study relate not only to ligation of the ethmoidal aa. in certain cases of epistaxis, their(More)
Advances have been made in surgery of the post-thrombotic syndrome of the lower limbs with work involving the pathophysiology of the syndrome. It can now be imputed to superficial venous insufficiency involving the saphenous network and (or) perforating veins of the leg, or to deep venous insufficiency which requires careful analysis of its obstructive and(More)
BACKGROUND To report the causes of second rupture in patients treated with a stent graft for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). CASE REPORT A 69-year-old man was admitted for abdominal pain and hypovolemic shock 22 months after endovascular exclusion of an rAAA with an aortomonoiliac stent graft and a crossover bypass despite normal duplex(More)
Anatomy textbooks say that the motor branch of the long head of the triceps brachii (LHT) arises from the radial nerve. Some clinical observations of traumatic injuries of the axillary nerve with associated paralysis of the LHT have suggested that the motor branch of the LHT may arise from the axillary nerve. This anatomic study was performed, using both(More)