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Three patients had severe abdominal pain of sudden onset. Computed tomography showed localized dissection in the superior mesenteric artery in two patients and in the celiac artery in one. With conservative therapy abdominal symptoms were self-remitted. All patients were successfully treated with medication and have been doing well during follow-up.
OBJECTIVE Of 125 surgical patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treated from 1999, 11 patients with deep shock from ruptured AAAs who underwent aortic occlusion balloon catheter (AOBC) insertion before laparotomy were studied. METHODS With the patients under local anesthesia, the brachial artery was exposed and the balloon catheter was inserted(More)
We report on structural valve deterioration in patients with the Medtronic Freestyle aortic bioprosthesis (Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN), including spontaneous perforation of the Valsalva sinus. These occurred in four prosthesis in 3 patients using the modified subcoronary method or full root technique. One patient died of ruptured pseudoaneurysm and the(More)
We report a case of lower limb ischemia secondary to type B aortic dissection, which was successfully treated with endovascular aortic fenestration and stent placement. In this case, we were not able to restore adequate flow to the ischemic limb by means of aortic balloon fenestration alone, so additional stent placement was required to buttress the true(More)
A 58-year-old female was referred to our hospital with an abnormal shadow on her chest X-ray. Further examination revealed the left anterior descending coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula with aneurysms. The patient was successfully repaired with operation and had no residual fistulas and aneurysms.
The intracardiac growth and extension of liposarcoma was observed in a 60-year-old woman. The epicardial tumor was identified to originate from the anterior wall of the right ventricle. She initially showed symptoms associated with cardiac tamponade. A surgical operation was performed but it resulted in incomplete resection due to massive invasion and(More)
Inflammatory aortic aneurysms are found most commonly in the infrarenal abdominal aorta. We report the case of a 78-year-old man with an inflammatory aortic aneurysm of the ascending aorta, which is extremely unusual. Surgery revealed that the ascending aorta was adherent to the superior vena cava and pulmonary artery, but a dissection membrane was not(More)
To investigate whether the use of a stentless porcine aortic xenograft can be an alternative for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction during the Ross procedure, 9 patients underwent the Ross procedure and RVOT reconstruction with a stentless xenograft since January 2000. After the aortic valve was replaced with a pulmonary autograft, a(More)
A 76-year-old female had suffered from distal arch aortic aneurysm and chronic DeBakey IIIB type dissecting aneurysm. The patient underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). After TEVAR the patient had a motor and proprioceptive loss on the left side and a pain and body temperature loss on the right side below the level of T7. At diagnosis of(More)
We used the common hepatic artery (CHA) as an inflow site for a saphenous vein graft bypass to the right coronary system during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. The CHA is a suitable inflow vessel to provide sufficient blood flow and a short-distance bypass in case both the ascending aorta and the gastroepiploic artery are considered inadequate.