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Trauma is an unusual cause of fistula formation between the aorta and the inferior vena cava. Two cases of traumatic aorto-caval fistula treated at the New Jersey Medical School affiliated hospitals are presented and the literature on traumatic aorto-caval fistula reviewed. We found 14 previously reported cases. Delayed repair was performed in 12 (86%).(More)
During a 4 year period (1979 through 1983), 181 major arterial (69 percent) and 81 venous (31 percent) injuries were treated surgically. Of the venous injuries, 24 (30 percent) involved the femoral veins (9 common femoral, 15 superficial femoral). Management of these femoral venous injuries included lateral venorrhaphy in 10 cases (42 percent), venous patch(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to identify the safety of endovascular procedures in the office endovascular suite and to assess patient satisfaction in this setting. METHODS Between May 22, 2007, and December 31, 2012, 2822 patients underwent 6458 percutaneous procedures in an office-based endovascular suite. Demographics of the patients,(More)
Since 13 cases of intrasplenic pancreatic pseudocysts have been previously described in the world literature, an additional case is reported. The mechanisms for the development of this lesion are: 1. direct extension of the pancreatic cyst into the splenic hilum; 2. digestive effects of pancreatic enzymes on splenic vasculature and parenchyma; 3.(More)
The shift in employment options for vascular surgeons in the current era of major health care reform is being widely debated. After the decision to seek hospital employment or independent practice, the choice of then practicing in a single-specialty or a multispecialty practice remains a difficult decision. Although the trend is toward medium-sized to(More)
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was compared to autogenous saphenous vein (ASV) in 133 femoropopliteal and femorotibial or peroneal bypass procedures performed in limb salvage during a 4-year period. PTFE was used as an alternative prosthesis in the absence of a suitable ASV. Sixty-nine femoropopliteal bypasses (FPBPs) were studied--36 with ASV and 33 with(More)
The effects of vasopressin, when administered as intravenous bolus injections and infusions, on cardiac output and the distribution of blood flow to the splanchnic vascular beds were studied in six anesthetized rhesus monkeys. Vasopressin as bolus injections caused dose-dependent decreases in superior mesenteric arterial blood flow. However, small(More)
OBJECTIVE The practice of vascular surgery is under pressure from various specialties and payers. Our group started office-based procedures in May 2007. This article reports our study of the effect of this change on our case volume, office revenue, and the financial impact on the health care system. METHODS Between May 1, 2006, and April 30, 2007 (period(More)