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Anastomotic pseudoaneurysms represent an uncommon and challenging complication of open aortic repair with prosthetic graft. First characterized by Clayton et al. in 1956, they affect approximately 1.4-4% of arterial anastomoses. These pseudoaneurysms are the result of many factors, foremost of which are infection, integrity of the host tissue, surgical(More)
The objective of this study is to discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and surgical management of a young, healthy patient with a symptomatic mesenteric cyst. He had a 5-month history of abdominal pain from this disorder, and the case is presented to illustrate the clinical picture and operative management of this rare disorder.
INTRODUCTION Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a vital component of staging and management of multiple cancers. The current gold standard utilizes technetium 99 (tech99) and a blue dye to detect regional nodes. While the success rate is typically over 90%, these two methods can be inconclusive or inconvenient for both patient and surgeon. We evaluated a(More)
INTRODUCTION For the last several decades, initial management of Stanford type B aortic dissections (DeBakey IIIa or IIIb) has involved medical therapy aimed at reducing blood pressure and impulse stress (Dp/dT). This concept has been indoctrinated into the medical field but is now being challenged with advancements in endovascular therapies and devices.(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Open aortoiliac grafts have typically been constructed with a short aortic bifurcation sewn near or to the visceral vessels to avoid limb kinking. Similarly, the majority of endovascular bifurcated stent grafts have short aortic main body ranging from 3 to 5 cm. In these patients, endovascular salvage with fenestrated stent grafts is(More)
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