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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to compare the use of epidural and general anaesthesia techniques in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) through mini-laparotomy in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Between March 2002 and October 2005, 23 patients with severe COPD underwent elective infrarenal(More)
AIM The beneficial effects of minilaparotomy approach in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair have been defined. In this respect, the authors compared treatment outcome and procedure-related mortality rates of minilaparotomy technique with those of open standard repair in patients with ischemic heart disease. METHODS The authors(More)
The aim of this study is to review our experience and results of carotid endarterectomy performed under local anesthesia. We evaluated 300 patients who had undergone carotid endarterectomy with local anesthesia in our department. Surgical indication, outcome, operative technique, and complications were assessed. The patients were 58.20+/-2.76 years old and(More)
OBJECTIVE Spontaneous dissection of the abdominal aorta should be considered as a vascular surgical emergency. We report here our experience with this rare pathology. METHODS At our hospital, we operated on 200 patients for abdominal aortic aneurysm over a 4-year period, and aortic dissection was the underlying pathology in eight of them. Diagnosis was(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery surgery is safely and commonly performed under general, regional or local anaesthesia. The aim of the study was to compare local and general anaesthesia in carotid artery surgery in order to establish whether differences exist in terms of peri-operative results, use of intra-operative shunts and costs. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
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