Maurice Tomka

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PURPOSE The purpose is to report our experience and revise our previously published results in endovascular repair of short-necked thoracic aortic aneurysms or aortic type B dissections, in which the left subclavian artery (LSA) was occluded by the stent graft intentionally. METHODS Seven patients with an aortic type B dissection and three patients who(More)
PURPOSE To report interdisciplinary management in a case of cement embolization into the inferior vena cava and peripheral pulmonary arteries after percutaneous vertebroplasty. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old female patient with an osteoporotic compression fracture of the second lumbar vertebra underwent percutaneous vertebroplasty with polymethylmetaacrylate.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with stented abdominal aortic aneurysms who had to undergo open aneurysm repair with partial or total stent-graft removal. METHODS Between October 1996 and December 2003, 117 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms underwent endovascular repair. When open surgery was necessary(More)
BACKGROUND Axillary vein compression is an important differential diagnosis in swelling of the upper extremities besides deep venous thrombosis. CASE REPORT We present a rare case of axillary vein compression in a 17-year-old female with intermittent swelling and pain of the left arm due to an aberrant muscle bundle of the left latissimus dorsi. After(More)
Mycotic aortic aneurysms remain a therapeutic challenge, especially in patients who are not suitable for open surgery. Endovascular treatment with stent-grafts in this indication is still disputed. Between January 2002 and January 2006, six patients with mycotic aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal or abdominal aorta were admitted to our department. All(More)
Terminases are enzymes common to all of the complex double-stranded DNA viruses and are required for viral assembly. These enzymes function to excise a single viral genome from a concatemeric DNA precursor and package it into a preformed protective protein shell or capsid. ATP hydrolysis by these enzymes has been described and appears to be critical to the(More)
Terminases are enzymes common to complex double-stranded DNA viruses and are required for packaging of the viral genome into a preformed capsid. The overexpression of bacteriophage lambda-terminase in Escherichia coli has been previously reported (Chow, S., Daub, E., and Murialdo, H. (1987) Gene (Amst.) 60, 277-289), and we present here a purification(More)
One of the final steps in the assembly of bacteriophage lambda is the excision of a single genome from a concatemeric DNA precursor and insertion of this monomer into a preformed capsid. Terminase enzymes are common to all of the double-stranded DNA phages, and in lambda this enzyme is responsible for both excision of a genome monomer from the concatemer(More)
Isolated aneurysms of the iliac arteries are rare. Located deep in the lesser pelvis, they are diagnosed late or in a symptomatic stage. Because of their manifold anatomic relationships to pelvic structures, iliac aneurysms may cause different symptoms such as obstipation, hydronephrosis, venous thrombosis, and entrapment neuropathy. Aneurysm rupture is(More)
Grundlagen: Aufgrund ihrer weitreichenden Folgezustände durch Blutverlust, ischämischer Organschädigung und Extremitätenverlust sind Verletzungen der Gefäße von großer Bedeutung im Management des traumatisierten Patienten, nicht zuletzt auch deswegen, da es sich bei Patienten mit schweren Verletzungen oft um junge Menschen handelt, für die das Gefäßtrauma(More)