Ioannis G Douvas

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We report the preoperative diagnosis and surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in association with a horseshoe kidney (HSK) in a 70-year-old man. Through a median laparotomy a vascular tube graft was successfully used for repair the AAA. The extensive parenchymal isthmus overlying the aneurysm remained intact.
Primary varicose veins of the upper extremity constitute a rare pathological entity with a few references in the literature, in contrast to those of the lower extremity. The diagnostic approach is necessary in order to eliminate the case of secondary varicose veins, whereas the therapy is similar to those of the lower extremity. We present the case of a 37(More)
Cerebrovascular reserve capacity (CVRC) is a hemodynamic parameter indicating the brain's capacity to overcome ischemia. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a useful device to measure CVRC, with high availability and low cost. The aim of the study is to investigate asymptomatic patients with affected CVRC, who could benefit from CEA. One hundred and forty five(More)
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