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BACKGROUND Penetrating injuries to the axillary and subclavian vessels are a source of significant morbidity and mortality. Although the endovascular repair of such injuries has been increasingly described, an algorithm for endovascular versus conventional surgical repair has yet to be clearly defined. On the basis of institutional endovascular experience(More)
Two patients developed acute pancreatitis after mechanical thrombolysis with use of the AngioJet system. Patient 1 had undergone a remote complex revascularization of the lower extremities and presented with acute ischemia after thrombosis of his composite distal bypass. Patient 2 presented with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and had thrombosis of the(More)
We describe a complex case of obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract in one of Dr. Noonan's original patients. Intraoperative findings revealed pathology at the valvar, subvalvar and supravalvar positions. Patients with Noonan syndrome are traditionally described as having right-sided cardiac pathology. Review of the literature revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook this study to determine whether additional use of selective venography, compared with nonselective venography alone, reveals more abnormal anatomic venous findings that lead to changes in vena cava filter (VCF) position. METHODS From January 1998 to June 2002, 94 patients underwent VCF placement by vascular surgeons at a university(More)
PURPOSE To determine intraobserver and interobserver variability of carotid arteriography interpretation as well as the reliability of simple visual interpretation (SVI) or "eyeballing" of arteriography in the measurement of internal carotid artery stenoses. METHODS Intraobserver and interobserver measurements of 200 carotid arteriograms were performed in(More)
A case of metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma to the heart is described. The patient presented with neurological symptoms consistent with an embolic cerebrovascular accident. Evaluation by the referring cardiologist at that time showed what appeared to be a left atrial myxoma. In a review of the English language medical literature, no other case of this(More)
OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that neonatal cells are more sensitive to cardioplegia-induced cell swelling than more mature cells and spontaneous swelling in the absence of ischemia can be prevented by cardioplegia with a physiologic KCl product. METHODS Cell volumes of isolated ventricular myocytes from neonatal (3-5 days), intermediate (10-13(More)
Nissen fundoplication is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Esophageal and gastric perforations most commonly occur in the perioperative period and carry significant morbidity. We describe a unique case of intrathoracic gastric wrap perforation and its suspected pathophysiology almost two(More)
The preservation of internal iliac artery (IIA) flow during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (er-AAA) remains a controversial area. Ectasia and aneurysmal disease of the iliac arteries represent a formidable challenge to the endovascular surgeon, particularly when aortic neck length and diameter are suitable for er-AAA. We describe a(More)