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There are very few cases of primary pericardial sarcomas reported in the English literature. Pericardial tumors, like other cardiac tumors, are most likely to be metastatic in nature and are an extension of primary tumors from the surrounding structures. Sarcomas are the most common primary pericardial tumors. Surgical eradication of the tumor is considered(More)
Alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) belongs to the family of serpins (serine protease inhibitors). Loop sheet polymerization is the pathology behind serpinopathies which encompasses AAT, anti-thrombin III and neuroserpin deficiency. To the best of our knowledge, we report the first case of alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency associated with hypogammaglobulinemia and(More)
A 52-year-old non-smoking Caucasian male, who was admitted to our emergency room after he was found unconscious in the bathroom, went into cardiac arrest requiring prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and hypothermia therapy. Cardiac catheterization showed non-obstructive coronary arteries and further bedside echocardiogram suggested probable(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage is the most important cause of neurologic decline after successful treatment of the ruptured aneurysm. We report safety and efficacy of noncompliant balloon angioplasty for treatment of cerebral vasospasm. METHODS Three major U.S. academic institutions provided data on cerebral vasospasm(More)
INTRODUCTION Flow diversion has become a popular treatment option for a variety of cerebral aneurysms. We sought to compare conscious sedation and general anesthesia for flow diverter placement in a matched cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who underwent flow diverter placement under conscious sedation were matched on the basis of age, sex,(More)
OBJECTIVE Hydrocephalus is a common complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), requiring permanent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion in up to two thirds of patients. Factors that predict permanent CSF diversion are not well established. METHODS An exploratory analysis of 149 patients enrolled in the CARAS (Cerebral Aneurysm Renin(More)
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are traditionally considered congenital lesions, arising from aberrant vascular development during the intrauterine period. Rarely, however, AVMs develop in the postnatal period. Individual case reports of de novo AVM formation in both pediatric and adult patients have challenged the traditional dogma of a congenital(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Flow diversion with the Pipeline Embolization Device has emerged as an attractive treatment for cerebral aneurysms. Processes involved in aneurysm occlusion include changes in intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics and endothelialization of the device. Here, we call attention to a radiographic sign not previously reported that is detected in(More)
INTRODUCTION Stent-coiling of bifurcation aneurysms has significantly expanded the spectrum of aneurysms amenable to endovascular therapy. A variety of techniques have evolved to deal with wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms such as Y-stenting and WEB embolization device. In our 2 institutions, we have primarily used a single stent coiling to treat most(More)
BACKGROUND Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) are being detected and treated with endovascular techniques at an increasing rate, with little evidence on the optimal imaging follow-up protocol. We performed a survey of academic neurovascular centers in the United States to assess imaging follow-up strategies and costs after endovascular treatment of(More)