Gerasimos Papacharalampous

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Arterial stenting has been broadly utilized for the management of peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The evolution of stent materials has led to the introduction of newer bioabsorbable scaffolds that have been extensively evaluated in the treatment of coronary artery disease. However, the utilization of bioabsorbable stents in the lower extremities(More)
Objective. Aim of this study is to present the experience of our institution in carotid body tumors (CBTs) treatment. Methods. All cases treated in a Vascular Surgery Department within 2.5 years (03/2013-09/2015) were retrospectively evaluated. Demographics, diagnostic, and treatment strategy were recorded. All patients with known CBT underwent ultrasound(More)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) has been associated with severe morbidity and mortality worldwide, affecting the quality of life for millions of patients. Acute thrombosis has been identified as a major complication of PAD, with proper management including both open as well as endovascular techniques. Thrombolysis has emerged as a reasonable option in the(More)
A 75-year-old patient with severe comorbidities was treated with an Endurant® (Medtronic, USA) II endograft due to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). After four years of unremarkable follow-up, bilateral limb separation was detected. The patient underwent endovascular bridging without any complication. Although rarely detected in newer grafts, late(More)
Leclercia adecarboxylata is a gram-negative bacterium and member of Enterobacteriaceae family. It has most frequently been isolated from lower wounds as a part of mixed flora. Mycotic aneurysms were first described by Osler and were mostly associated with infective endocarditis. We present the case of a male who presented with limb vein thrombosis, fatigue,(More)
BACKGROUND Proper management of patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) or cannabis-associated arteritis (CAA), presenting with critical lower limb ischaemia (CLI) remains controversial, and data are limited. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with TAO or CAA presenting with CLI between 2011 and 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients requiring(More)
INTRODUCTION Infective endocarditis (IE) occurs at a rate of approximately 1–7/100 000 people per year, and has a high morbidity and mortality despite advances in antibiotic and surgical treatments. [1,2] Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE), in particular, remains an infrequent but serious complication of cardiac valvular replacement. [3] Systemic embolism(More)
Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors. Vascular complications are unusual, with false arterial aneurysms being the majority among them. Although there are several reports of false aneurysms because of an exostosis in the femoro-popliteal region, cases presenting with a false aneurysm of the brachial artery are quite rare. Many suggestions(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study is to present the experience of an urban trauma center concerning the management of vascular trauma. METHODS All data on major arterial injuries of the extremities treated during a 6-year period (August 2008 - August 2014) were retrospectively collected and analyzed. All cases were classified into iatrogenic and non-iatrogenic(More)
Chronic totally thrombosed abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) comprise a rare medical situation, with only a few cases reported in literature. Optimal management has been controversial, although an early risk for rupture is present. Therefore, we present a rare case of late rupture in a patient with a totally thrombosed AAA, and we discuss proper treatment.