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The hypoglossal artery arises as a branch of the internal carotid artery and traverses the hypoglossal canal. However, the hypoglossal artery arising from the external carotid artery (ECA) and connecting directly with the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), instead of the basilar artery or the vertebral artery, is very rare. We present a case of an(More)
Inflammatory responses and osteoclast differentiation play pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of osteolytic bone diseases such as periodontitis. Although overexpression or inhibition of peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase NIMA-interacting 1 (PIN1) offers a possible therapeutic strategy for chronic inflammatory diseases, the role of PIN1 in periodontal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment outcomes of in situ abdominal aortic reconstruction with cryopreserved arterial allograft (CAA) for patients with abdominal aortic infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was conducted of patients who underwent in situ aortic reconstruction using CAA for primary, secondary, or(More)
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