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The splenic artery originates from the superior mesenteric artery in approximately 1% of cases, which may explain the extreme rarity of aneurysms involving this anomalous branch, with only five cases reported in the international literature to date. We report our experience of managing two patients with aneurysms involving splenic arteries arising from the(More)
Outpatient surgery of varices of the lower limbs is currently considered a viable alternative to traditional surgery with hospitalization. This paper reports the experience of 4 university groups (Padua, Modena, Verona, Milan), where outpatient treatment has been used since 1987. From June 1987 to June 1992, 2,568 lower limb varices were treated in this(More)
Hepatic artery aneurysms are rare lesions but of significant clinical importance because rupture is associated with elevated mortality. Although diagnosis using CT scanning and, more importantly, angiography has been well defined, the therapeutic choices are less clear. We retrospectively selected patients from 1985 to 2000 who were treated with either(More)
Understanding how to source agricultural raw materials sustainably is challenging in today's globalized food system given the variety of issues to be considered and the multitude of suggested indicators for representing these issues. Furthermore, stakeholders in the global food system both impact these issues and are themselves vulnerable to these issues,(More)
INTRODUCTION Aneurysms of the extracranial portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are rare (accounting for only 0.1-2% of all surgical procedures affecting the ICA, 0.4-1% of all arterial aneurysms, and 4% of all aneurysms involving peripheral arteries), but they are nonetheless clinically significant because of the high related risk of cerebral(More)
AIM In this paper we retrospectively analyzed prospectively-collected data on our myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM) patients who underwent splenectomy. The aim was to ascertain the hematological response and any resolution of symptoms existing prior to splenectomy; redefining timing and role of splenectomy in the treatment of MMM. METHODS This(More)
The importance of the social and medical impact of arteriosclerotic disease fully justifies a series of studies focused on improving knowledge of this pathology before symptoms become manifest, so as to orientate treatment increasingly towards prevention. The aim of this study-of which the authors now report the preliminary results-was to establish the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Recent studies have underlined a significant incidence of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) of the lower limbs in the general population which is often wrongly diagnosed. The "classic" risk factors--like dyslipidemia--are not always present in significant percentages in patients suffering from PAOD of the lower limbs. The aim(More)
INTRODUCTION Celiac trunk aneurysms represent 4% of all splanchnic artery aneurysms. These lesions are thus extremely rare but yet have a significant clinical importance. Mortality, mainly related to site characteristics, is a significant risk (14%) in the event of rupture. PATIENTS AND METHODS We put forward our experience in both diagnosis and treatment(More)
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