J. David Killeen

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Chronic use of ergot alkaloids has been recognized as a rare cause of lower extremity ischemia. Most patients with ergot toxicity present with symptoms of lower extremity claudication. Herein we present a woman with bilateral lower extremity rest pain and a history of chronic ergot use for migraine headaches. Arteriography demonstrated extensive pruning of(More)
Spontaneous dissection of a visceral artery without associated aortic dissection is rare, although more cases have recently been reported because of the advancement of diagnostic techniques. The risk factors, causes, and natural history of spontaneous isolated visceral artery dissection are unclear. Treatment with open surgery, endovascular stenting, or(More)
A 78-year-old woman presented to our trauma center with an initial, erroneous history of a ground-level fall. Further investigation revealed that the patient had been assaulted by her husband immediately prior to presentation. The initial abdominal examination was benign, and the patient was hemodynamically stable. The patient was found to have a large(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this review was to ascertain the cumulative primary and secondary graft patency rates, the cumulative limb salvage rate, and the frequency of atherosclerotic disease progression proximal to the graft origin, in patients with autologous saphenous vein popliteal-tibial artery bypass grafts whose operative indication was(More)
Spinal stenosis in children and adolescents is a rare condition that should be considered in patients with appropriate clinical signs and symptoms. We describe and discuss four cases of spinal stenosis in children and adolescents diagnosed by CT. In all these cases, CT was beneficial at demonstrating and defining the nature and location of suspected spinal(More)
Seven patients with symptomatic fibromuscular dysplasia have had eight internal carotid arteries treated by operative balloon dilatation. This technique is described in detail and provides three distinct advantages over conventional graduated intraluminal dilatation--atraumatic passage of the catheter through the affected vessel with fluoroscopic guidance;(More)
Open operative balloon angioplasty is a treatment alternative for certain nonatherosclerotic lesions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) including fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). Standard operative exposure of the carotid bifurcation is performed with atraumatic passage of a guidewire and balloon through a carotid bulb arteriotomy. Under direct fluoroscopic(More)
Major lower extremity amputations continue to be performed despite an aggressive policy of revascularization. Factors leading to amputation were analyzed to determine whether a reduction in the limb loss rate is possible. A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained vascular registry was performed to identify patients undergoing above-knee(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare carotid endarterectomy (CEA) based solely on Duplex ultrasonography (DU) with CEA based on DU and arteriography. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective case series analysis in a regional tertiary care center. PATIENTS Consecutive sample of 194 patients undergoing 218 CEAs from January 1, 1993, through June 30, 1995, with either(More)
Percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) was performed in 17 tibial arteries with an average cross-sectional area stenosis of 92% (range 75–99%) in 13 patients (14 limbs) for limb salvage. In 4 of 14 lower extremities, PTA of femoropopliteal arteries was also performed. Technical success with 50% or less residual stenosis was achieved in all 17(More)