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Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is an unusual complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), involving less than 3-6% of all ruptured cases. The clinical presentation is often obscure, depending on the coexistence of retroperitoneal rupture and hemodynamic instability. Prompt preoperative diagnosis is essential in order to plan the operative approach… (More)
OBJECTIVE Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is widely used for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Complications secondary to EVAR are also treated with endovascular techniques. When this is not applicable, open surgical repair is mandatory. This study aims to present our experience in open surgical repair after failed EVAR. METHODS… (More)
BACKGROUND To report our experience in the management of iatrogenic subclavian artery pseudoaneurysms (SAPs). METHODS During a 6-year period, 5 patients were treated urgently for SAP. RESULTS Two patients presented with rupture, 2 with dyspnea, whereas 1 had unremitting severe pain. Three patients underwent preoperative computed tomography angiography… (More)
Patency of femoropopliteal vein bypass above the knee has been estimated between 69% and 77% at 5 years. This article reports a case of a patent femoropopliteal vein bypass 45 years after implantation without any reintervention. The morphologic alterations observed after 45 years at this vein bypass graft are additionally discussed.
We report two symptomatic cases of ductus arteriosus aneurysm (DDA) in adults treated in our department over a 5-years period. One patient underwent an open off-pump surgical procedure, while the second one was treated with partial aortic arch debranching and endovascular stent-grafting. DDA in adults is an uncommon condition and can present with rupture,… (More)
Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) are rare in general population but represent the second most common peripheral arterial aneurysms following those located in the aortoiliac segment. They usually affect men over 60 years old with established cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis. Other more unusual conditions such as trauma, congenital popliteal… (More)
BACKGROUND Conventional surgical treatment of brachial artery pseudoaneurysms (BAPs) includes aneurysm excision/opening and subsequent arterial reconstruction with different options depending on the extent of the arterial deficit. Endovascular repair of BAPs with stent grafting has also been reported but published experience remains limited. In this report,… (More)