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The literature on arterial aneurysms is subject to potential misinterpretation because of inconsistencies in reporting standards. The joint councils of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the North American Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery appointed an ad hoc committee to address this issue. This communication, prepared in(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate a sequence for breath-hold three-dimensional gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography of the abdominal aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 63 patients, the abdominal aorta and its branches were imaged for 29, 43, or 58 seconds with breath holding. A fast spoiled gradient-echo sequence was used at 1.5 T during(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to characterize the contemporary surgical treatment of pediatric renovascular hypertension. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of the clinical data of 97 consecutive pediatric patients (39 girls, 58 boys), aged from 3 months to 17 years, who underwent operation at the University of Michigan from 1963 to 2006.(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the relevance of treating renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) surgically. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Most prior definitions of the clinical, pathologic, and management features of RAAs have evolved from anecdotal reports. Controversy surrounding this clinical entity continues. METHODS A retrospective review was undertaken of 168 patients (107(More)
Functionally significant, nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory, concentric and tubular stenoses of the abdominal aorta, 4 to 16 cm in length, were encountered in five male and five female patients 11 to 49 years old. Seven patients were younger than 19 years of age. Aortic branch stenoses were common, affecting splanchnic vessels in seven patients and renal(More)