Volume 10 - Issue 5 - May 2013
Editor's Corner » Type II Endoleak
At the Charing Cross meeting, post-EVAR type II endoleak was among the top issues discussed. Management guidelines and outcome implications of type II endoleaks may not be as clear as previously thought.
Case Files by Dr. George » Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Harit Desai, DO, David Hsi, MD, and Jon C. George, MD
From the Division of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.
The authors present a case of treatment of a patient with FMD using cryoplasty with excellent angiographic result and corroborating images using optical coherence tomography.
Case Report » Splenic Artery Aneurysm
Steven J. Foster, BSc, BEd (Hons), MBBS1, Ian Campbell, MBBS, PGDipSurgAnat, MPHTM2, Philip J. Walker, MD, FRACS (Vasc)1
From the 1Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and 2The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia.
This short report demonstrates a case of postpartum rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) in a multiparous Jehovah’s Witness patient with an advanced health directive declining all blood products. Following transfer to a tertiary hospital, the aneurysm was successfully managed with coil embolization and the patient was discharged well on day 2 postoperatively.
Case Report » Emergent Stent Placement
Megan M. Hanson, DO1, Nathan K. Itoga, BS2, Peter Schneider, MD2
From the 1Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, and 2Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Honolulu. Hawaii.
The authors describe a case of a 20-year-old male with profound leg ischemia due to knee dislocation from a surfing accident. The patient presented with popliteal artery occlusion and was successfully treated with stent placement. The popliteal artery was patent at 18-month follow-up.
Interview » drug-eluting stent
Vascular Disease Management speaks with Ronald Caputo, MD, a principal investigator for the RESOLUTE US study, about the study and the FDA approval of new stent lengths for the Resolute Integrity stent (Medtronic).