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PURPOSE To investigate the percutaneous endovascular management of visceral aneurysms (VA) and visceral pseudoaneurysms (VPA) treated in three European interventional radiology departments. METHODS Patient archives from the department's databases were examined and retrospectively analyzed. Patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 with VA and/or VPA,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to report the results of a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCB) versus drug-eluting stents (DES) in long infrapopliteal lesions. BACKGROUND DES have an established role in the treatment of short infrapopliteal lesions, whereas there is increasing evidence for the use of PCB in(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term results of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of small renal tumours in patients with a single functioning kidney (SFK). METHODS This is a single-centre prospective study. Patients with an SFK and a tumour smaller than 3.5 cm, treated with RFA over a 7.5-year period, were included. Nineteen consecutive patients(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to report the results of a prospective single-center study analyzing the long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of subintimal angioplasty (SIA) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the femoropopliteal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with severe intermittent claudication or critical(More)
The aim of this retrospective study is to investigate the immediate and long-term outcomes following the insertion of covered and uncovered self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for the management of malignant tracheobronchial disease. A total of 49 patients (27 male, mean age 60.9 ± 15 years) underwent 77 SEMS insertions (57 uncovered). The procedure was(More)
PURPOSE To report the 6-month results of a prospective randomized trial investigating angioplasty with paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCB) vs. plain balloon angioplasty (BA) for the treatment of failing native arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) or prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVG). METHODS The enrollment criteria for this non-inferiority hypothesis trial(More)
PURPOSE To report 1-year results of a single-center randomized controlled trial comparing paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) versus high-pressure plain balloon angioplasty for the treatment of failing arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients (26 men; mean age, 61 y ± 14.63) were randomized at 1:1 to undergo PCB (n = 20) or(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical results of the use of biodegradable oesophageal stents in malignant strictures. METHODS Eleven patients were included in this prospective analysis in which a woven polydioxanone biodegradable oesophageal stent was used. The inclusion criterion was that the patient underwent neoadjuvant treatment or radical radiotherapy(More)
PURPOSE To present the 3-year angiographic and clinical results of a prospective registry investigating the performance of sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) versus bare metal stents (BMSs) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-center double-arm prospective registry included patients with CLI who underwent infrapopliteal(More)