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BACKGROUND The present study reviewed a 30-year experience of managing carotid body paraganglioma (CBP) and analysed clinical findings associated with perioperative morbidity. METHODS Clinical records, radiological findings and pathological reports of all patients who presented with CBP between 1966 and 1997 were reviewed. There were 39 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the results of emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (eEVAR) for acute abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), in comparison to open repair, and to evaluate suitability and application rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients treated for an acute AAA between January 1998 and August 2004 were included. The primary outcome measure was(More)
Despite advances in revascularization techniques, limb salvage and relief of pain cannot be achieved in many diabetic patients with diffuse peripheral vascular disease. Our objective was to determine the effect of intramuscular administration of phVEGF165 (vascular endothelial growth factor gene-carrying plasmid) on critical limb ischemia (CLI) compared(More)
PURPOSE To describe frequency, type, and outcome of re-intervention after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS Between September 1996 and December 2003, 308 patients were treated, with data collected prospectively. No patient was lost to follow up, but two were excluded (one primary conversion, and one post-operative death). Vanguard,(More)
BACKGROUND The main aim of performing a vascular anastomosis is to achieve maximal patency rates. An important factor to achieve that goal is to minimize damage to the vessel walls. Sutures inevitably induce vascular wall damage, which influences the healing of the anastomosis. Over time, several alternatives to sutures have become available. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To present an 8-year clinical experience in the endovascular treatment of short-necked and juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with fenestrated stent grafts. METHODS At our tertiary referral centre, all patients treated with fenestrated and branched stent grafts have been enrolled in an investigational device protocol database. Patients(More)
In a series of 517 operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm from 1971 to 1988 there were 45 cases (8.7%) with an inflammatory aneurysm with a typical thick glistening whitish fibrous layer. Almost two-third of the patients had rather severe chronic or acute progressive pain in the abdomen, the back or the flank. Unilateral (7) or bilateral (2)(More)
INTRODUCTION A proximal neck of 15 mm length is usually required to allow endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR). Many patients have been refused EVAR due to a short neck. By customising fenestrated grafts to the patients' anatomy, we can offer an endovascular solution, especially for patients who are unsuitable for open repair. METHODS(More)
AIM Feasibility of endovascular repair of popliteal artery aneurysms has been established. The results of this technique and the effect of the learning curve on the occurrence of complications were evaluated in a prospective cohort. METHODS Between June 1998 and February 2007, 73 popliteal aneurysms were treated by endovascular means. Primary outcome was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study reports the results of a prospective continuous cohort of patients treated for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a unified anesthetic strategy based on the use of local anesthesia (LA) in all patients, while reserving regional (RA) or general anesthesia (GA) only for those with predefined individually or surgically specific(More)