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The Authors report the causal discovery of isolated persistent left superior vena cava (IPLSVC) during a central venous incannulation with a Groshong's catheter, in a patient undergoing bone marrow transplant. After a short introduction about the IPLSVC ontogenesis, they stress the need for fluoroscopy during the central venous incannulation. The Authors(More)
Ureteroarterial fistula (UAF) is a relatively rare condition with about 150 cases reported in the literature. Since it is a potentially life-threatening condition, a prompt diagnosis and treatment are crucial. We present here a rare, challenging case of UAF diagnosed after left nephrectomy, thus involving the ureteral stump. The difficult diagnosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE Information on outcome of patients with long superficial femoral artery (SFA) obstruction undergoing endovascular treatment is scarce. The present study reports results from a prospective multicenter registry designed to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and patency of the aSpire self-expanding polytetrafluoroethylene covered stent (Vascular(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of carotid artery stenting with filter device. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2001 and July 2002, a total of 96 consecutive patients (100 lesions) who presented with symptomatic >70% diameter stenosis, asymptomatic >90% diameter stenosis or post-endarterectomy as well as post-radiotherapy(More)
Between September 1989 and October 1991, 37 patients were treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and the insertion of a Strecker stent. The patients--35 men and 2 women, mean age 61 years, range 41-47--had 39 lesions in 39 arteries--30 iliac arteries, 8 femoral arteries and 1 popliteal artery. The lesions included 19 dissections after PTA(More)
Computerized impedance plethysmography (CIP) and phlebography were performed on 165 consecutive outpatients with clinical suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and on 220 consecutive asymptomatic patients hospitalized for hip fracture. Ninety-two asymptomatic patients were examined also with real-time B-mode US. In orthopedic patients CIP sensitivity,(More)
The authors report their experience with 30 caval filters placed throughout 3 years, and compare it with the data from the literature. In 8 patients (26.5%) Gunther filters were used, in 16 cases (53.5%) Filcard filters (4 DF-01 and 12 DF-04) and finally the last 6 patients (20%) were treated with LGM filters. In 18 cases (60%) the filters were positioned(More)
Thirty-one patients (29 males and 2 females) with 34 thrombosed grafts were treated by direct intra-arterial infusion of urokinase; the lesions were acute in 27 cases and chronic (2-4 months) in 4. Urokinase was infused in doses of 50,000 UI/h. Angiographic follow-up exams were performed every 12 hours. The infusion was stopped when lumen patency was(More)