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Recorded video case

Transaxillary TEVAR with an in situ fenestrated Endurant tube endograft for a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

This patient was admitted at Athens Medical Center with a contained rupture of the thoracoabdominal aorta. The CT scan revealed complete occlusion of the infrarenal aorta with collateralisation of the profunda arteries at both sites through the SMA and the Riolan anastomosis. In his previous history, the patient was treated with an aortobifemoral bypass for Leriche syndrome (2008) with graft infection (2010) and replacement of the aorta with femoral veins (2010). We planned a transaxillary TEVAR (diameter of proximal left axillary artery: 6.5cm) and triple puncture of the right axillary artery.

March 17, 2020 No Comments
Technical note

Best Practices in Complex Aortic Disease

Recorded webinar about best practices in complex aortic disease.

Case Discussion, Questions and Answers

Prof. Mauro Gargiulo, Bologna & Prof. Giovanni Torsello Münster

March 4, 2020 No Comments
Technical note

How to use a 20 mL-syringe to explant an infected stentgraft with suprarenal fixation?

Suprarenal fixation of aortic stentgraft can be left in place when explantation is performed in uninfected situations such as ruptured endoleak or acute thrombosis. In case of infections and especially in stentgraft-enteric fistula, this strategy can promote reinfection and recurrence of the fistula. Total control of the suprarenal aorta and visceral arteries revascularisation can be achieved through a left retroperitoneal approach but with poor access to repair the bowel in case of fistula. In this situation midline laparotomy is the best approach to perform the repair of the bowel and syringe extraction represents a valuable option to explant the stentgraft

February 26, 2020 No Comments
Awareness

A patient perspective on Aortic Disease

The article provide the personal views, experiences and thoughts of one patient diagnosed with Bicuspid Aortic Valve syndrome (BAV), Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (FTAAD) and Atrioventricular Block (AV block) since 2012. The author has no medical education. The contents are written in layman’s terms. You can read about one patient’s personal experience of aortic diseases.

February 10, 2020 2 Comments
Recorded video case

Total extraction of infected aortic and iliac branched stentgrafts.

Step by step procedure on how to explant an aortic and iliac branch endoprosthesis with minimal duration of suprarenal aortic cross clamping in a patient with altered renal function.

January 28, 2020 No Comments
Poll 06/01/2020 – 31/01/2020

VASCUPEDIA@LINC – ENDOLEAKS-CASE-BASED SOLUTIONS

The topic of this month is called ENDOLEAKS-CASE-BASED SOLUTIONS and aims to provide more information to the discussants of the session about endoleaks that will take place on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Leipzig, during the LINC symposium. Take the opportunity to answer the questions and to inform the experts about your current practice for the treatment of all type of endoleaks.

Your participation will provide unique data for an interesting discussion and your answers will challenge the experts during the session.

Case report

J MINISTERNOTOMY FOR ASCENDING AORTA AND RAPID DEPLOYMENT VALVE REPLACEMENT

We present a case of ascending an rapid deployment aortic valve replacement (Edwards Intuity Elite Prosthesis) thorough a J Ministernotomy approach in old patient.

January 4, 2020 No Comments
Technical note

How to perform a clampless hybrid aortic anastomosis

In various circumstances of aortic repairs, such as heavy circumferential calcifications or shaggy aorta with extensive thrombus, open and endovascular techniques are at high risk. In such cases, aortic clamping is fraught with risks of aortic rupture or emboli while endovascular techniques may not be successful with also a risk of emboli. Hybrid techniques may be an elegant solution. We describe here a hybrid technique that allows performing an aortic anastomosis without clamping thereby avoiding the above-cited risks. This educational video will allow other vascular surgeons to reproduce the technique.

December 4, 2019 No Comments
Case report

Surgeon modified Fenestrated EVAR: step by step procedure

This is a tutorial about performing on table standard EVAR fenestration and subsequent aneurysm repair in the present case the patient was unfit for surgery and had a large left accessory renal artery. He was treated with infrarenal surgeon modified endograft and accessory renal artery overstenting. Successful treatment and satisfying control CT scan

 

November 30, 2019 2 Comments
Case report

ChEVAR for a juxtarenal aneurysm with impending rupture using brazilian endovascular devices

Totally percutaneous chimney technique for a juxtarenal impending rupture aneurysm using off-the-shelf brazilian devices in a fragile, comorbid patient. #casereport #chevar #pevar #juxtarenal

October 25, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

TEVAR + Endoanchor: a new less invasive and durable solution for distal thoracic disease endoextension in short & tapered necks?

Endoanchors in addition to TEVAR or EVAR may be used to achieve a tight fixation of aortic stent grafts to the aortic wall, avoiding migration and reducing the risk of Type I endoleaks and procedure failure and eventually gain long term durability.

This video is a clinical example of how In the thoracic scenario, its proper use allows the treatment of descending thoracic ulcers or aneurysms with short, tapered or angulated distal necks, avoiding the use of more extended procedures like FEVAR or BEVAR, saving time, expenses and reducing procedure invasivity.

October 21, 2019 1 Comment
Awareness

Aortic Disease Awareness Day – the idea behind it.

Speech made for a September 19 – Aortic Disease Awareness Day event hosted by Professor Germano Melissano and Dr Allesandro Pini for Aortic Surgeons, researchers and patients in Milano Italy, describing the idea and need from a patients perspective behind a common day to increase interest, understanding and awareness on rare aortic diseases.

September 25, 2019 No Comments
Awareness

Aortic dissection – VRTD Aortic Disease Awareness Day

Aortic dissection – Vascupedia Virtual Round Table 2019 09 19

Type B aortic dissection Current guidelines, G. Torsello –
Endovascular treatment options of type B aortic dissection, K. Stavroulakis –
Open surgery for type A aortic dissection, M. Pichlmaier –
Endovascular treatment options for type A & residual type A aortic dissection, N. Tsilimparis

September 24, 2019 No Comments
Technical note

35 Years of Progress in Aortic Surgery

Over the past 35 years, there has been extensive progress in aortic surgery for people with Marfan, Loeys Dietz, and other genetic aortic condition. Dr. Joseph Coselli, Professor, Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery & Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and a member of The Marfan Foundation Professional Advisory Board, discussed the advances and the options currently available for these patients. The presentation was made at The Marfan Foundation’s 35th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas,  on July 13, 2019

September 18, 2019 No Comments
Technical note

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a condition that is quite variable. People are often diagnosed when they have easy and frequent bruising that is not explained by other causes, a spontaneous bowel, or arterial tears, or because other family members are affected. Some people have characteristic facial features, thin skin, and tissue fragility, while in others the diagnosis is only made after the identification of an alteration in the type III collagen gene, COL3A1. Many people have a difficult time getting diagnosed and getting appropriate management. Dr. Peter Byers,  Professor of Pathology and Medicine, UW Medical Center and a member of The Marfan Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board, who is one of the leading experts on vEDS, provided an overview at The Marfan Foundation’s 35th Annual Conference in Houston, TX, July 13, 2019.

September 18, 2019 No Comments
Poll 05/09/2019 – 30/09/2019

Online education in vascular medicine

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Poll 01/08/2019 – 31/08/2019

The Type II Endoleak

Patient’s characteristics

 

Gender: Male

Age: 68 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, active smoker

Underwent EVAR 2 years ago

Symptoms:  None

DUS/CT A: Aneurysm sac growth > 7mm compared to last CT scan with evidence of type II Endoleak (Inferior mesenteric artery)