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Twenty-one patients with bacterial aortitis were treated in four institutions over a 10-year period. Clues to the diagnosis were a pulsatile mass; fever; positive blood culture; CT scan revealing aortic nodularity, an aneurysm of irregular configuration, or air in the aortic wall; and angiography revealing a lobulated aneurysm. The most commonly identified(More)
Although polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) may result in thrombosis or aneurysm formation in any organ in the body, hepatobiliary complications are unusual. We reviewed seven cases that demonstrated the diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic options available in the management of hepatobiliary PAN. No consistent sign that indicated the severity of hepatobiliary(More)
One hundred sixteen patients underwent operation for renovascular hypertension from 1962 through 1975; 64% had aortorenal reconstruction and 36% had nephrectomy. Sixty-six percent were cured and 19% were improved. Rapid sequence intravenous pyelography, radioisotope renography, and renal arteriography were equal in ability to detect renovascular(More)
An analysis of 276 femoropopliteal bypass procedures performed in 264 patients at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center over the past two decades showed a direct relationship of graft patency to preoperative popliteal artery runoff. Fuctional results were better than patency results. Sympathectomy and anticoagulation did not improve graft patency. The(More)
As CT scanning has evolved as a reliable clinical tool, the use of angiography in the diagnosis of aortic aneurysmal disease has diminished. Fewer than 25% of patients with aortic aneurysmal disease undergo aortic angiographic evaluation at our institution. A prospective clinical study was undertaken to assess the validity of this policy. One hundred(More)