Robert Y Rhee

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MVT is an uncommon form of visceral ischemia. Symptoms and signs of MVT are usually nonspecific and should not be relied on for accurate diagnosis. A simple, logical diagnostic algorithm can be used to manage most of these patients (Fig. 6). CT or MRI appears to be the most sensitive diagnostic test and should be obtained early for any patient suspected of(More)
PURPOSE The North American Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (NASEPS) Registry was established to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of minimally invasive endoscopic Linton operations for treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 151 patients who underwent attempt at(More)
OBJECTIVES Poor outcomes have been reported with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with hostile neck anatomy. Unsupported endografts with active fixation may offer certain advantages in this situation. We compared EVAR results using the Ancure (Guidant) endograft in patients with and without hostile neck anatomy. METHODS Records of EVAR(More)
OBJECTIVE Subintimal recanalization for the treatment of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTO) occasionally requires re-entry devices to access the true lumen distally, but limited information is available on factors predicting the success or failure of these devices. We evaluated the Outback LTD re-entry device (LuMend, Redwood City, Calif;(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the mode of presentation of superficial femoral artery aneurysms, their association with other arterial aneurysms, and their operative treatment. METHOD Records of patients with superficial femoral artery aneurysms seen at our institution from 1990 to 2000 were reviewed retrospectively with attention(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate contemporary results of ruptured aortoiliac aneurysms (RAAA) and identify the role of surgeons' annual aortic volume and other prognostic indicators for early outcome. METHODS A retrospective review identified 213 consecutive patients who presented with an atherosclerotic RAAA without thoracic extension(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term surveillance with computed tomography (CT) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) increases both cost and risk. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of an alternative follow-up modality with color flow duplex ultrasound scanning (CDU) as the sole method of imaging. METHODS In 2003, we initiated a new follow-up (FU)(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent endoleaks are a common problem following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, and the best method of treatment has been an issue of debate. Some experimental evidence has suggested that coiling may not be an effective method because it allows transmission of pressure across the coils with continued expansion of the sac.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to determine whether abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) regression is different with various endografts after endovascular repair. METHODS A four-center retrospective review of size change after endovascular AAA repair was performed. Consecutive patients with at least 1-year follow-up and available imaging studies were(More)
Trauma is now the third leading cause of death and the number one killer of people younger than 45 years of age. Vascular injuries comprise 3% of all civilian traumas and continue to have significant associated morbidity and mortality in the 21st century. The treatment of vascular trauma has evolved to include endovascular options even in the acute setting.(More)