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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical outcome and patterns of disease progression relating to stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) opposite to the operated side, using ultrasonographic risk score of ICA plaques. METHODS 150 patients who underwent ICA endarterectomy for transient ischemic attack (TIA) between January 1997 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the variability of measurement of stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) using Doppler ultrasound, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and the three-dimensional volume rendering technique (3D CT) in the high-grade stenosis band (70-100%). DESIGN A prospective study of preoperative findings in 64 patients. MATERIAL AND(More)
The purpose of this paper is to analyse surgical aspects of aneurysms of the distal extracranial internal carotid artery. Nine cases of extracranial carotid artery aneurysm are reported. Five were fusiform, located at the carotid bifurcation, and four were saccular, confined to the internal carotid artery. An end-to-end plication technique and Dacron patch(More)
Intravenous or parenteral drug abuse is the most common cause of infected femoral artery pseudoaneurysms (IFAP). This complication of intravenous drug abuse is not only limb threatening but can also be life threatening. The management of IFAP is difficult and controversial. Generally speaking, ligation and excision of the pseudoaneurysm without(More)
BACKGROUND A large aneurysm of the main portal vein is rare, and the appropriate surgical procedure is uncertain. Reconstruction of a main portal vein affected by a large saccular aneurysm is described. CASE OUTLINE Abdominal pain led to the diagnosis of a large saccular aneurysm of the main portal vein in a 58-year-old woman who had undergone(More)
True aneurysms of the profunda femoris artery are extremely rare in comparison to pseudoaneurysms of the same artery. In most cases they are accompanied by aneurysms of the abdominal aorta or peripheral vessels. The most common reason for aneurysmic dilatation of vessels is a generalized vascular degenerative process. An isolated true aneurysm of the(More)
Excessive venipunctures are both time- and resource-consuming events, which cause anxiety, pain, and distress in patients, or can lead to severe harmful injuries. We propose a low-cost mobile health solution for subcutaneous vein detection using near-infrared spectroscopy, along with an assessment of the current state of the art in this field. The first(More)
PURPOSE To report the use of multilayer uncovered stent to treat primary infected juxtarenal aortic aneurysm. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old man was admitted to hospital for rapid onset of intractable abdominal pain and high fever. Computed tomographic scan showed 2 juxtarenal saccular aneurysms of abdominal aorta with morphologic and clinical changes(More)
The purpose of the present paper is to analyse diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of carotid body tumours. Seven patients with carotid body tumour underwent surgery at our department between 1982 and 1998. All of them had an asymptomatic cervical lateral mass. The preoperative evaluation included angiography in 7 patients, duplex scanning in 2 patients and(More)