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One of the crucial aspects of surgical repair of type A aortic dissection is to achieve hemostasis of the anastomosis. Furthermore, the possibility of improving the suture with additional stitches is often technically demanding. We, therefore, describe a new surgical technique for the proximal anastomosis, positioning the prosthesis within the left… (More)
PURPOSE Endovascular surgery data are confirming the paramount role of modern endovascular tools for a safe and sure exclusion of thoracoabdominal lesions. CASE REPORT A 57-year-old female presented with severe comorbidity affected by a 58 mm thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). After patient-informed consent and local Ethical Committee and Italian… (More)
INTRODUCTION Endovascular obliteration of the great saphenous vein (GSV) has been proposed as an alternative to conventional extirpative treatment of varicose veins. MATERIALS AND METHODS This report reviewed the initial experience with the ClosureFAST™ procedure in 407 legs over a one-year period. Occlusion of the GSV was seen on 98 % of completion scans… (More)
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a validated option in the treatment of selected extracranial carotid artery stenosis. Carotid artery dissection during CAS is a rare but potentially devastating complication. We report a case of acute dissection and thrombosis of the left internal carotid artery during filter tip wire engaging maneuvers, complicated by… (More)
The periodic physical exam is the ideal time for the primary physician to detect cancer at an early stage. With certain points in mind the physician can rapidly screen for suggestive signs of cancer during the physical examination. Certain procedures, laboratory and x-ray examinations, aid in this detection and should be part of the total examination.
BACKGROUND The authors analyse the indications for the various surgical strategies through a retrospective study of the morbility and mortality rates in their own series of cases and during follow-up. METHODS 107 patients were operated for type A aortic dissection between 1978 and 1998: 69 using a technique performed under moderate hypothermia (Group A)… (More)