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OBJECTIVES Internal carotid artery restenosis after carotid endarterectomy is a major postoperative event, but the clinically best suited means for diagnosis of restenosis are still debated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of color duplex sonography for detection of substantial internal carotid artery restenosis,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this article is to review our experience in surgical treatment of carotid atherosclerosis using eversion carotid endarterectomy (eCEA) in 9,897 patients performed in the last 20 years, with particular attention to diagnostic approach, surgical technique, medical therapy, and final outcome. METHODS From January 1991 to December 2010,(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to prospectively evaluate clinical effects of eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) versus best medical treatment of symptomatic patients with near total internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. METHODS From January 2003 to December 2006, a total of 309 recently (within 12 months) symptomatic patients with near total ICA occlusion(More)
PURPOSE To study the initial and long-term results of angioplasty and primary stenting for the treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the subclavian artery (SA). MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1999 to February 2010, 56 patients (25 men with a mean age of 58 ± 8 years) underwent endovascular treatment for CTO of the SA. Duplex scans and(More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple areas of stenosis and different levels of obstruction of internal jugular and azygous veins (a condition known as cronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) recently emerged as an additional theory to the well-known autoimmune concept, explaining etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of our study was to evaluate internal jugular(More)
We present a rare case of anterior nutcracker syndrome caused by an abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA). A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our institution for computed tomography angiography. It revealed an AAA 51 mm in diameter that was lifting off of the left renal vein toward the superior mesenteric artery, causing anterior nutcracker syndrome with(More)
We evaluated the prognostic value of copeptin levels in a cohort of surgical patients after elective carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Twenty-one patients with perioperative stroke were prospectively recruited. The diagnosis of cerebrovascular event (CVE) was confirmed by computed tomography. Additionally, 21 patients with CEA without any complications (control(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava are rare malignant tumors. A limited number of these cases have been described so far. Only few of them have intracardiac propagation and surgery is rarely undertaken for their treatment. CASE OUTLINE We present a 52-year-old female patient in whom leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with(More)
OBJECTIVES Condition known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by insufficient cerebral vein drainage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and internal jugular vein (IJV), vertebral and/or azygos veins stenoses. However, external compression on the IJV was not clearly described as a potential cause of CCSVI. We aim to(More)
BACKGROUND The most reliable data about arterial variations, which are very important in surgery and radiology, can be obtained from a large series of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined angiographic and multislice computerised tomography (MSCT) images in a group of 1,265 patients and in 1 dissected specimen. RESULTS While in 946 (74.72%) of the(More)