Roman Rostagno

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A major concern during carotid artery stent placement is the potential for cerebral embolism. Diminishing the number of device manipulations across the lesion might reduce procedural stroke risk. For this purpose, we report our initial experience with carotid stent placement without the use of either balloon angioplasty or distal(More)
A 59-year-old female presented to our institution with paraparesis caused by medullar compression secondary to multiple myeloma. Spinal cord decompression and transpedicular spine fixation were performed. A month later, the patient complained of sudden pain in her middle back. A CT scan revealed screw impingement on the aortic wall at T8 level. A thoracic(More)
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