We describe popliteal arterial adventitial cystic disease which causes intermittent claudication in a young athletic man, with atypical manifestation, without loss of foot pulses on knee flexion nor murmur in the popliteal fossa. The findings obtained from Magnetic Resonance Imaging were non-diagnostic. The diagnosis resulted from Echo-Doppler… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Postoperative diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) often discloses new lesions after carotid artery stent placement (CAS), most of them asymptomatic. Our aim was to investigate the fate of these silent ischemic lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively studied 110 patients undergoing protected transfemoral CAS, 98 of whom… (More)
197 cases of patients with CVI, subjected to surgery by carotid endarterectomy, are examined. The results were nearly always good and hence the technique is recommended. Particular interest is attached to the risk connected with carotid clamping, through intraoperative study of CBF with 133Xe, such a risk is practically removed.
A study was carried out on headache after carotid endarterectomy. A specific type of headache, similar in its characteristics to "cluster headache", occurred on the operative side in 30% of 54 patients, whereas no such headache occurred after extra-intracranial bypass or peripheral vascular surgery. This postoperative headache was not spontaneously reported… (More)
From a consecutive series of 812 patients at risk of stroke we selected 100 who seemed to be at high risk (excessive stroke risk--ESR) on the following clinical criteria: either multiple reversible ischemic attacks in one carotid territory or multiple (or bilateral) severe stenotic carotid lesions. The patients of the first subgroup received medical therapy… (More)
Intermittent claudication of the masticatory muscles is an unusual symptom sometimes described in association with temporal arteritis. We describe here two cases where this symptom was due to insufficient blood supply to the masticatory muscles caused by atherosclerotic changes of carotid vessels. In one of our cases surgical revascularization was followed… (More)