Vittorio Ugo Alberti

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AIM Aim of the study was to report our single-center experience of the ultra-low profile OvationTM Abdominal Stent-Graft System with totally percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR). METHODS Between December 2010 and March 2013 we electively treated 35 patients (male: 89%, mean age: 73±7 years) with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using bilateral(More)
PURPOSE To report our single-center experience with the chimney technique for aortic arch pathologies and the mid- to long-term results in these patients. METHODS From June 2002 to May 2013, 26 patients (18 men; mean age 71.2 years, 53-86) underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) combined with chimney technique. Indications for treatment(More)
AIM The endovascular debranching with chimney stents provides a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery with readily available devices and has extended the option of endoluminal therapy into the realm of the aortic arch. But a critical observation at the use of this technique at the aortic arch is important and necessary because of the lack of(More)
BACKGROUND Open repair is the gold standard for type A aortic dissection (TAAD). Endovascular option has been proposed in very limited and selected TAAD patients. We report our experience with endovascular TAAD repair. METHODS Inclusion criteria were: (1) entry tear in the ascending aorta; (2) proximal landing zone of at least 2 cm; (3) distance between(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the common use of tracheostomy in lung transplant (LT) patients, little data exist regarding the indications, timing, periprocedural complications, and impact on outcomes of the procedure. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed some characteristics and timing of all tracheostomies performed in our lung transplant recipients during a 5-year(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to present open surgical conversion with graft salvage or "semiconversion" as a definitive and safe treatment for untreatable and persistent type II endoleaks causing sac enlargement after endovascular aneurysm repair. METHODS Between January 2001 and December 2014, 25 of 1623 endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) patients(More)
Aneurysms of the extracranial portion of the internal carotid artery are rare. Generally, they occur just at the level of, or above, the bifurcation. Here we report a case of a left internal carotid artery aneurysm presenting as an oropharyngeal mass causing dysphagia.
PURPOSE To report short-term and midterm outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of complex aneurysms requiring revascularization of visceral arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective data were collected from patients deemed unsuitable for conventional EVAR and conventional surgery who were treated with different endovascular approaches(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of carotid artery stenting (CAS) with Wallstents in a single-center experience. METHODS From January 2003 to December 2013, 1000 carotid artery lesions were treated with Carotid Wallstents under cerebral protection in 877 patients (mean age 71.7 ± 8 years; 621 men). Indications for treatment were de novo lesions (>70%(More)
AIM To compare the postoperative courses of patients subjected to closure procedure or stripping of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS We examined 2 groups of 15 patients with ostial and truncular saphenous insufficiency matched for CEAP clinical and anatomic classes. Group A patients underwent saphenous closure; short stripping was performed on(More)