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CONTEXT Pancreatic schwannomas are rare neoplasms. These tumors vary in size and two thirds are partially cystic which grossly mimic pancreatic cystic lesions. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are the primary initial imaging modalities. Definitive diagnosis is typically made at the time of laparotomy following biopsy. Surgical resection is(More)
Computed tomographic arteriography (CTA) has emerged as a promising technique for less invasive imaging of the lower extremity arteries. The aim of this study was to determine the concordance between CTA and catheter arteriography (CA) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Twenty-five patients underwent both CTA and CA, and each set of images(More)
Our objective was to evaluate restenosis after stenting of femoropopliteal occlusions and the impact of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) on recurrent stenosis. We used a retrospective analysis of contrast angiograms obtained during follow-up of stented limbs. Subjects included 27 claudicants (34 limbs) who had complete superficial femoral artery(More)
The aim of our study is to determine factors that predict morbidity and mortality in patients with traumatic duodenal injury (DI). A retrospective review from July 1996 to March 2003 identified 52 patients admitted to our trauma center (age 24.4 +/- 2.1 years, ISS = 18.8 +/- 1.76). The mortality rate for patients with duodenal injury was 15.4 per cent (n =(More)
Pelvic kidneys complicate aortic reconstructions because of increased risk of renal ischemia. Strategies for protection include shunting, cooling, and reliance on collaterals. A review identified two congenital pelvic kidney (not solitary) and five transplanted kidney patients who underwent elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. For congenital pelvic(More)
A potential problem during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) or open repair in renal allograft patients is ischemia of the transplanted kidney. In this study, kidney transplant patients who underwent aortic aneurysm repair in our institution were added to similar cases extracted from the literature to represent the basis of this work. Comparisons(More)
The aim of this study was to determine factors that predict mortality in patients with traumatic inferior vena cava (IVC) injuries and to review the current management of this lethal injury. A 7-year retrospective review of all trauma patients with IVC injuries was performed. Factors associated with mortality were assessed by univariate analysis.(More)
BACKGROUND Transfer of training refers to the ability to transfer acquired skills from one discipline to another. This study aims to determine whether experience in traditional freehand microsurgery facilitates mastery of robotic microsurgery. METHODS Microsurgical anastomoses of coronary arteries harvested from explanted pig models were used to(More)
Marfan syndrome is an autosomally inherited disorder affecting the synthesis of connective tissues. Vascular manifestations of Marfan syndrome include aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic root, aortic dissection, and rupture. Peripheral aneurysms are mostly reported in the iliac, femoral, and subclavian arteries. We report a Marfan patient with a ruptured(More)
Bronchopleural fistula and empyema are serious complications after thoracic surgical procedures, and their prevention is paramount. Herein, we review our experience with routine prophylactic use of the pedicled ipsilateral latissimus dorsi muscle flap. From January 2004 through February 2006, 10 surgically high-risk patients underwent intrathoracic(More)