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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)
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)
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)
  • Ph Caliot, D Dumont, V Bousquet, D Midy
  • 1986
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)
OBJECTIVE To improve the hemocompatibility of vascular grafts, endothelial cell (EC) seeding of biomaterials prior to implantation is critical. The current in vitro study was designed to investigate such a feasibility on a collagen-coated heparin-bonded graft and to evaluate cell detachment upon pulsatile shear stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS Endothelial(More)
PURPOSE Aortoduodenal fistulas are the most frequent aortoenteric fistulas. They may be primary (occurring after aneurysms of the native aorta) or secondary (occurring after aortic prosthesis). Aortoduodenal fistulas are a rare complication of aortic prostheses. They may be caused by prosthesis infection or due to inadequate prosthesis. METHODS We report(More)
Extracranial carotid aneurysm is a rare vascular manifestation of Behçet disease. To our knowledge, only 32 cases have been reported. This article presents a complex case of a 28-year-old man who was first treated by vein graft reconstruction. At 12 months of follow-up, a nonanastomotic false aneurysm of the vein graft occurred and was treated by(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)