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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate four-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound (4D-CEUS) as an alternative imaging method to computed tomography angiography (CTA) during follow up of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) for juxta- and para-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). METHODS Between October 2011 and March 2012, all consecutive patients who(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)
BACKGROUND Lower limb malperfusion (LLM) syndrome occurs in up to 40% of complicated type B aortic dissections (TBAD) and in up to 71% of TBAD with malperfusion syndrome. This syndrome is associated with higher 30-day mortality. The aim of this systematic review was to provide clinical and procedural data of patients with LLM syndrome secondary to TBAD. (More)
BACKGROUND Para-anastomotic aneurysms (P-AAA) and proximal aortic aneurysmal degeneration after previous aortic open repair (OR) or endovascular repair (EVAR) are challenging clinical scenarios. OR is technically demanding, and standard EVAR could be impossible due to the absence of proximal landing zone. The aim of the study is to report midterm results of(More)
BACKGROUND Endovascular repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is widely adopted; however, the procedure may be jeopardized by type 2 endoleak (T2E). Most T2Es regress over time, but their evolution is unpredictable. There is some evidence about the pleiotropic statin effect on AAA and thrombus stabilization, but there are no data on the(More)