G Agrifoglio

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Following the experience of cardiac surgeons with homografts in the treatment of infective aortic valve endocarditis, cardiovascular surgeons have investigated in situ revascularization by means of homografts in the management of vascular prosthetic graft infections. Preliminary results are encouraging, but their late fate in long-term follow-up and the(More)
OBJECTIVES A retrospective study to evaluate the treatment, long term follow-up and factors affecting revascularization results particularly in regard to clinical presentation and prosthetic materials used after 20 years of experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1974 and September 1995 there were 67 popliteal aneurysms in 58 patients. Three patients(More)
Some 1257 patients who had undergone revascularization procedures for unilateral iliac occlusions were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 824 patients were operated upon using conventional operations, 165 patients had femorofemoral bypass and 268 were treated using endovascular surgery techniques. Revascularization was performed through an extraperitoneal(More)
A total of 130 infrapopliteal in situ saphenous vein bypasses were performed in 128 patients between January 1980 and June 1991. The indication for surgery was critical ischaemia with impending limb loss in 121 patients; seven suffered from severe claudication. The distal anastomosis was to the popliteal artery below the knee in 60 cases (46.2%) and in 70(More)
The authors report their experiences in two kinds of late complications of direct reconstructive surgery: infections and anastomotic false aneurysms. Such complications occurred after operations calling for the use of alloplastic prostheses, with an incidence of 2.8% out of all other operations in which prosthesic grafts have been used. All the patients(More)
UNLABELLED Vascular prosthetic graft infection remains a major surgical challenge. Prevention of risk factors and antibiotic therapy can reduced but not eradicate it. Management of infected vascular grafts depends on several factors, including the location of the infected prosthesis, the extent of infection, and the underlying micro-organism. Classic(More)
Aneurysms of the gastroduodenal artery are very rarely observed. Rupture occurs in about 60% of cases and is usually associated with gastroduodenal bleeding. A case of rupture into the portal vein and secondary portal hypertension is presented. The combined use of computed tomography (CT scan) and selective visceral angiography was very useful for the(More)