Annals of Vascular Surgery

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Endovascularly treated superficial femoral artery aneurysm rupture secondary to Campylobacter fetus bacteremia: A case report

Degenerative aneurysms of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) are relatively rare and often recognized when they become symptomatic such as rupture. Infected SFA aneurysms are much rarer, especially those caused by Campylobacter fetus bacteremia. We report a case of a 67-year-old woman referred to our hospital owing to the presence of a painful reddish swelling on her left thigh. A huge SFA aneurysm rupture was diagnosed, and endovascular treatment with covered stent was performed. C. fetus was detected in the blood culture thereafter, and antibacterial therapy was successfully performed without any additional surgical interventions.

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Thoracic Endografting For Aortic Occlusion After Coarctation Surgery

Acute occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta (DTA) is rare and associated with high morbidity and mortality. In the case described here, rescue thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) was successful in a 59-year-old man with acute occlusion of the DTA accompanied by lower body hypoperfusion after two previous open repairs for aortic coarctation.

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SIMPLE THINGS ARE NOT SIMPLE: PULSATILE TINNITUS DUE TO TORTUOUS OCCIPITAL ARTERY.

Pulsatile tinnitus is often a chronic and debilitating condition and normally has a vascular origin. We describe a case of pulsatile tinnitus due to an aberrant branch of the external carotid artery (ECA), which has not been reported previously.

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Pseudoaneurysm development after drug eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty of a venous femoropopliteal bypass graft.

Endovascular recanalization of occluded venous femoropopliteal bypass grafts are widely used because of easy access. This case report describes pseudoaneurysm developing four weeks after endovascular recanalization of an occluded in-situ venous femoropopliteal graft. The patient was treated for a popliteal aneurysm with a venous femoropopliteal bypass graft which subsequently occluded. Four weeks after DEB PTA the occluded graft developed three pseudoaneurysms. Impaired vessel wall healing after intraluminal paclitaxel administration could have contributed to this.

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Snare entrapment during EVAR limb cannulation resulting in open conversion. A rare complication.

We present an unreported complication that occurred during an accidental loss of the ipsilateral limb’s wire during EVAR. During an endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR), unintentional loss of the ipsilateral limb’s wire during deployment and withdrawal of the endogaft’s main body occurred. The snare’s loops were entrapped while attempting to catch the wire through the limb. Multiple maneuvers were performed to detach the snare, but all were unsuccessful. We then performed a conversion to open repair.

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Zone 1 Aortic Arch Hybrid Endovascular Repair with Extra-anatomical Bypass: A Meta-analysis

The aim of this meta-analysis is to determine the morbidity and mortality outcomes of adult patients with aortic arch disease managed with extra-anatomical bypass avoiding median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass, with simultaneous or staged hybrid zone 1 endovascular aortic repair.

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Management of Tumor- and Non-Tumor-related Aorto-esophageal and Aorto-bronchial fistulas

This study aims to review and compare the clinical presentation, management, and outcome in patients with tumor-related (TR) and non-tumor-related (NTR) aorto-esophageal (AEF) and aorto-bronchial fistulas (ABF) with particular focus on the thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

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Blunt thoracic aortic injury and acute trauma: the effect on aortic diameter and the consequences for stent graft sizing

Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is associated with a high mortality and large trauma burden. Trauma and resuscitation following injury affect cardiovascular status, which may in turn affect aortic diameter. Measurement of aortic diameter is necessary to guide stent graft sizing as part of BTAI management. Inaccurate measurement may lead to stent graft complications.This pilot study aimed to assess the effect of acute major trauma on stent graft sizing and stent graft complications, in the context of BTAI and to assess whether any effect could be predicted.

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AUTHORS’ REPLY

With reference to the letter by Yang Shen and Da-qiao Guo1, regarding our work “Correlation of Clinical and Ultrasound Variables to Vulnerability of Carotid Plaques in Patients Submitted to Carotid Endarterectomy”2, we would like to thank the Authors for their request of major details. Unfortunately neither the Reviewers neither us recognized that the sentence about sample size calculation, taken from the study protocol, is, clearly, not complete, probably due to cut and paste of different versions of the paper.

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