Faker Ghédira

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review our experience in the management of traumatic rupture of the aortic isthmus, to evaluate the results of surgery and endovascular exclusion and to develop an adequate therapeutic strategy based on the existence and severity of associated injuries. MATERIAL A series of 37 patients presenting posttraumatic(More)
OBJECTIVE Aneurysm of the extracranial carotid artery is rare. The embolic risk mandates prompt intervention once diagnosed. The aim of this study was to determine therapeutic techniques, their indications and outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS We report a series of ten patients who underwent surgery for extracranial carotid artery aneurysm in the(More)
Several surgical approaches for completion of a total cavopulmonary connection have been established for patients with anomalies of systemic venous connection in association with a functionally univentricular heart. We report an alternative technique designed to address the problem of widely separated inferior systemic veins, in which two extracardiac(More)
150 patients had mitral valve repair for mitral valve incompetence. There were 57 males and 93 females with a mean age of 22 years, 39% were less than 15 years of age. 60% of the patients were in Class II NYHA and 40% in Class III and IV. According to Carpentier's classification, isolated type I was present in 18 patients (12%), type II in 98 patients (64%)(More)
Brachial artery aneurysms are rare, mostly consisting of false ones secondary to infectious, traumatic, or iatrogenic arterial lesions. True aneurysms of the brachial artery are even more uncommon. Here, we report a case of a 40-year-old fisherman, without any pathological antecedent, who presented with a painful pulsatile mass of the left anterior arm.(More)
Arterial aneurysms are most commonly (60% of cases) located in the infrarenal abdominal aorta. An inflammatory mechanism is involved in only 10% of cases. Infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms revealing Takayasu's disease is unusual. Takayasu's disease is a rare vasculitis affecting large arteries in young people. It is 10 times more common in women. We(More)
Between 1988 and 2001, five patients with mycotic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta underwent surgery. Extra-anatomical reconstruction with axillo-bifemoral bypass grafting was performed in all patients. The hospital mortality rate was 20%. During the follow-up period two patients presented thrombosis of the axillo-bifemoral bypass, descending aorto-bifemoral(More)