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PURPOSE The results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the subclavian artery in nonspecific aortoarteritis (Takayasu disease) are analyzed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-four patients (15 men, nine women; age range, 18-47 years; mean, 37.1 years) with occlusive disease in 26 subclavian arteries, had symptoms due to vertebrobasilar(More)
The clinical and radiological features, and outcome of 30 patients including 22 females, with the aneurysmal form of aortoarteritis were analysed. The average age at diagnosis was 27.4 +/- 7.2 years. Features which indicated the diagnosis of aneurysmal aortoarteritis included young age, female sex, characteristic location, associated stenotic lesions and(More)
The angiographic appearances in 110 patients (49 males, 61 females, age range 11-46 years, mean 27.8 years) with aortoarteritis involving the abdominal aorta and/or its branches were analysed. There were 41 aneurysms of the abdominal aorta in 37 patients and eight aneurysms of its branches in as many patients. In 50 patients, 53 obstructive lesions involved(More)
Twenty-five patients with carotid cavernous fistulae (CCFs) were managed at our institute during a five-year period. Transarterial and transvenous treatment of traumatic carotid cavernous fistulae using the detachable balloon technique was performed in 21 patients resulting in angiographic and clinical cure in 20 patients and fatal outcome in one patient(More)
A series of 82 patients presenting with syringohydromyelia and confirmed at operation were studied by conventional radiological techniques and computed tomography (CT). Cord collapse was demonstrated in 71% of the patients with wide bony canals and only 11% of patients with normal bony canals. It was most reliably shown with high resolution CT. Intrathecal(More)
A 50-year-old woman with a chronic, traumatic popliteal arteriovenous fistula was treated surgically by closure of the fistula. Placement of an angiographic catheter across the fistula into the venous sac immediately before surgery helped to locate the fistula accurately and quickly at operation. This simple manoeuvre will facilitate surgical treatment,(More)
BACKGROUND Disease of the femoral and popliteal arteries, though one of the commonest manifestations of atherosclerosis, is under-recognized because the morbidity it produces is less catastrophic than coronary or cerebrovascular arterial involvement. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is performed for femoro-popliteal lesions at different centres in(More)
Occlusive disease localized to the common femoral artery without contiguous involvement of the external iliac and superficial femoral arteries is distinctly uncommon in vascular surgical practice. Twenty patients with focal occlusive disease in 21 common femoral arteries are featured in this report. All except one had severe disabling symptoms: Fontaine(More)