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PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and safety of the Outback device in patients with a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the superficial femoral artery and evaluate its impact on fluoroscopy and procedural times. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 2006 to March 2007, 52 patients affected by TASC II-D superficial femoral artery CTO were treated with subintimal(More)
To review the manifestation and management of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding caused by secondary aortoenteric fistula (AEF) after infrarenal aortic grafting. Between 1991 and 2006, nine patients underwent emergency treatment for secondary AEF localized in the duodenum (78%), ileum (11%), or sigmoid colon (11%). Three (33%) patients suffered hypovolemic(More)
INTRODUCTION Low back pain is one of the most common causes of seeking medical attention in industrialized western countries. End plate degenerative changes in the acute phase, formally referred to as Modic type I, represent a specific cause. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of vertebral augmentation with calcium sulfate and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the variability of origin of the celiac trunk (CT), the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), the right renal artery (RRA), and the left renal artery (LRA) in terms of mutual distances, angle from the sagittal aortic axis (clock position), and ostial diameters on computed tomography angiographies (CTAs) in three groups of patients. (More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this retrospective, single-institution study is to describe a 4-year experience of examining early and late clinical outcomes after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 1998 and January 2003, 455 patients were submitted for AAA treatment, of whom 269 underwent open repair(More)
PURPOSE To compare self-expanding and balloon-expandable stent-grafts in terms of aortic neck dilatation and endograft migration. METHOD Two-hundred and forty-two patients (178 men; mean age 68 years, range 56-91) underwent elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Two-hundred self-expanding (115 Excluder, 48 Endologix, 23 Vanguard, 10(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe our initial experience with the use of the TriVascular Ovation endograft system for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from patients treated for AAA using the Ovation endograft at two institutions from January 2011 to September 2012. Main outcomes included primary success,(More)
OBJECTIVE Aortic neck dilation has been reported after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with self-expanding devices. With a core laboratory analysis of morphologic changes, this study evaluated midterm results of aortic neck evolution after EVAR by endograft with no chronic outward force. METHODS This was a multicenter registry of all patients(More)
BACKGROUND Primary cardiac tumors are quite uncommon and myxomas constitute the major proportion among these masses. The present study summarizes our 20-year clinical experience with surgical resection of intracardiac myxomas. METHODS Between January 1990 and December 2007, 98 patients (42 males, mean age 60.4±4.1 years) underwent complete excision of(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective, single institution study was to describe our 4-year experience with the endovascular repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms. METHODS Between May 1997 and June 2001, 16 patients (15 males; mean age 64+/-9 years), were treated with covered stent grafts. Twelve of the endovascular procedures were performed under epidural(More)