Giuseppe Parziale

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The failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a severe, long-lasting, disabling and relatively frequent (5-10%) complication of lumbosacral spine surgery. Wrong level of surgery, inadequate surgical techniques, vertebral instability, recurrent disc herniation, and lumbo-sacral fibrosis are the most frequent causes of FBSS. The results after repeated surgery on(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in a selected population of diabetic patients with below-the-knee (BTK) disease and to analyze the reliability of the angiosome model. We made a retrospective analysis of the results of PTA performed in 201 diabetic patients with BTK-only disease treated at our institute from January(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular treatment (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs). Between September 2005 and December 2012, 44 patients with rAAA suitable for endovascular repair underwent emergency EVAR. We did not consider hemodynamic instability to be a contraindication for EVAR. Successful(More)
BACKGROUND We assess the effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in patients with thoracic artery aneurysm with a retrospective analysis of our experience and a review of the literature. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2011, 53 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm underwent TEVAR. We evaluated the technical success,(More)
This paper reviews our experience in endovascular treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IIAAs) with a large number of patients. From May 2005 to September 2013, 45 patients (43 men and two women; mean age, 74 ± 10 years) with a total of 59 IIAAs underwent endovascular treatment at our institute. We evaluated technical success, long-term patency,(More)
To evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with hostile neck, comparing the results with those of patients with ideal anatomical conditions. From January 2005 to December 2013, 300 patients were treated with EVAR at our institution. Patients with a prior Angio-CT scan were included in the study and they were then(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the best therapeutic management of postbiopsy arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in transplanted kidneys. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2011, we observed 17 cases of postbiopsy AVF in transplanted kidneys (9 asymptomatic; 8 symptomatic). Asymptomatic cases were managed conservatively, while patients with symptomatic(More)
Two hundred patients presenting lumbo-sacral radicular pain were treated with automated percutaneous discectomy and were divided into two groups, on the ground of their symptomatology: group A included those patients that, otherwise, would undergo conservative therapy, because of their moderate pain; group B gathered patients whose severe pain needed(More)
The gross anatomy of the anterior communicating artery has been studied in 40 adult brains removed at autopsy. We have observed 6 different anatomicals variant of the artery. A histological study shows that the wall of the artery is constituted with three layers: intima, media and adventitia. Moreover the structure of the arterial wall is different in some(More)