Vittorio Faraglia

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BACKGROUND Filter-protected transcervical carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been suggested to reduce the intraoperative cerebral embolisation observed during transfemoral CAS. We therefore evaluated clinical outcome and incidence of ischaemic lesions at diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) after transcervical and transfemoral CAS. (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)
AIM Optimal strategy (staged or combined) for the treatment of patients with concurrent severe carotid and cardiac disease is still controversial. Moreover, carotid artery stenting (CAS), has become a valid alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and has been proposed for the treatment of cardiac patients. The authors report the preliminary results of a(More)
Aneurysms of the sciatic artery are quite rare. In the literature fewer than 100 cases of gluteal aneurysms have been reported; most have arisen from the superior or inferior gluteal artery; only few cases were aneurysms of an anomalous persistent sciatic artery (6 cases diagnosed angiographically and treated). In our own experience, the overall incidence(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)
Transfemoral filter-protected carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged as a valid alternative to carotid surgery. To overcome the drawbacks of femoral access for CAS and reduce embolic load, some have proposed cervical access with internal carotid artery (ICA) flow reversal. In a series of patients at high risk for femoral access who underwent(More)
Midline and transverse incision are commonly used in upper abdominal surgery. A comparison of the two procedures with respect to the respiratory function, assessed by spirometry, blood gas analysis, inspiratory and expiratory pressures, and thoraco-abdominal respiratory synchronism, was made in two groups of patients after surgery on the abdominal aorta. 32(More)
PURPOSE To reduce the rates of morbidity and mortality in aortic graft infection, a new diagnostic approach is needed to help identify low-grade stages, specifically when there are minimal or no clinical signs of overt infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of technetium 99m--hexametazime white blood cell scanning (99mTc scanning) in(More)
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms are characterized by dense perianeurysmal fibrosis involving the adjacent organs. Attempts to isolate the aneurysm can lead to operative injuries of these structures, thus increasing the rates of complications and mortality. In the last 12 years 45 patients with inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms underwent(More)