Enrico Gallitto

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OBJECTIVE Persistent type II endoleaks (ELIIp, ≥6months) after an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be associated with adverse outcomes. The aims of this study are the evaluation of the incidence of ELIIp, their pre-operative morphological predictive features (PMF) and the post-EVAR abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) evolution in the presence of ELIIp.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate early and late results of the Anaconda aortic endograft (Vascutek, Terumo, Inchinnan, Scotland) in a single-center experience. METHODS From September 2005 to March 2012, patients underwent endovascular aortic repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with Anaconda endograft were prospectively enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND The main histopathological features of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are tissue proteolysis mediated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and inflammation. This study aimed at verifying the presence and contribution of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to aneurysmal tissue remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS MSCs were successfully isolated from the(More)
AIM AnacondaTM is an infrarenal stent-graft for the endovascular treatment (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The AnacondaTM Italian Registry is an observational multicentre registry that started in Italy on March 2009. The aim of this study is to present the registry protocol and to evaluate the interim perioperative results. METHODS Patient(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of 3-projection completion angiography in defining endograft limb stenosis after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and to determine the role of adjunctive stenting in reducing the risk of endograft limb occlusion. METHODS In our center, stent-graft limb dilation was routinely done after endograft deployment in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study are(1)to define the incidence of intraoperative endograft limb stenosis >50%(ELS) after bifurcated EVAR,(2)to find risk factors for ELS considering morphology of aortic bifurcation and structural characteristics of endograft iliac limbs,(3)to evaluate early and follow-up outcomes of intraoperative adjunctive endograft iliac(More)
BACKGROUND To report early and mid-term results of endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by using Cook Zenith fenestrated/branched endografts (FB-EVAR) in high surgical risk patients unfit for open repair (OR). METHODS Between January 2012 and April 2015, all the patients with TAAA, considered at high surgical risk for OR and(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with multilineage potential and anti-inflammatory property can be isolated from different human tissues, representing promising candidates in regenerative medicine. Despite the common criteria of characterization, many factors contribute to MSC heterogeneity (i.e., tissue origin, coexistence of cell subsets at(More)
Paravisceral aortic pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon late graft-related complication after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm open repair. The redo surgery and hybrid procedures are the treatments of choice, with significant perioperative morbidity and mortality rates. We report a total endovascular repair of a 56-mm paravisceral aortic pseudoaneurysm in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze midterm results of bypass patency and overall and aortic-related mortality rates of hybrid aortic procedures for thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS A retrospective study was performed considering prospectively collected data in two centers. From January 2001 to December 2012, 45 patients (33(More)