Franciscus van Tussenbroek

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Two patients with acute limb-threatening lower extremity ischaemia as a result of a thrombosed and embolizing popliteal artery aneurysm are described. Both patients were successfully treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis and subsequent elective vascular reconstruction. Thrombolysis might be an effective method to identify the underlying cause of limb(More)
BACKGROUND Patients considered for arterial surgery, have been shown to have a high incidence of coexistent cardiac, vascular and other diseases, affecting operative risk and survival. We developed a systematic workup strategy for detecting these coexistent diseases in our vascular surgical patients, mainly based on non-invasive diagnostic techniques. (More)
Spontaneous abdominal aortic dissection is a rare entity, often with a clinically unspecific presentation. The cause of the dissection is unclear. Angiography used to be the definitive diagnostic study, but today a correct diagnosis can be achieved with CT scanning and magnetic resonance angiography. The optimal form of management for the individual patient(More)
A total of 286 patients (158 outpatients) were examined by intra-arterial DSA in the evaluation of cerebrovascular disease using a transbrachial approach. In all cases a 5F introducer sheath, a 5F pigtail catheter for aortic arch injection and a 5F Simmons II catheter for selective catheterization were used. Excellent demonstration of aortic arch and(More)
Arterial aneurysms and pseudo-aneurysms are a rare but recognized cause of obstetric hemorrhage. Diagnosis during pregnancy, prior to rupture, is exceptional. We report the first case of diagnosis and treatment of an uterine artery pseudo-aneurysm during pregnancy.
BACKGROUND The ankle--brachial index (ABI) is a simple, noninvasive, widely used test that detects peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In patients with diabetes, the ABI is notoriously unreliable and this is usually attributed to medial calcinosis, which stiffens the arteries and renders them poorly compressible. However, the distribution of atherosclerotic(More)