Volume 9 - Issue 11 - November 2012

Interview by Amanda Wright

The Food and Drug Administration has selected the Valiant Mona LSA stent graft as part of an early feasibility trial in humans in the United States. In this interview, Dr. Frank R. Arko discusses plans for the trial. | Read More

Roger L. Flekser, BSc, MBBS, Ramon L. Varcoe MBBS, MS, FRACS
From the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; The Vascular Institute, Sydney, Australia.

ABSTRACT: An 84-year-old female presented with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Multiple comorbidities deemed her unsuitable for open surgical repair. Emergency endovascular aortic aneurysm repair was undertaken with a standard infrarenal graft… | Read More

<p>Suraj Mammen, MBBS, MD<sup>1</sup>, Shyamkumar Nigudala Keshava, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR<sup>1</sup>, Munawwar Ahmed, MD<sup>1</sup>, Edwin Stephen, MS<sup>1</sup>, Indrani Sen, MS<sup>2</sup>, Antony Devasia, MS, MCh, FRCS(Urol)<sup>3</sup> <br />From the <sup>1</sup>Department of Radiology, <sup>2</sup>Department of Vascular Surgery, and <sup>3</sup>Department of Urology, Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.</p>

ABSTRACT: We report the endovascular treatment of a rare complication of iatrogenic inferior vena cava stenosis following a right live donor nephrectomy. This report highlights the clinical presentation, imaging, and management of such a case. | Read More

Elias Kfoury, MD, Shitel Patel, MD, Dipankar Mukherjee, MD
From the Department of Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia.

ABSTRACT: Purpose. Carotid artery stenosis accounts for approximately 10% of all ischemic strokes, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Historically the standard of care for surgical candidates for carotid stenosis was carotid endarterectomy… | Read More

Izaäk F. Kodde, MD, Michiel L.P. van Zeeland, MD, Lyckle van der Laan, MD, PhD
From the Department of General Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT: Aortic graft infection is a rare but lethal complication of aortic surgery. Standard treatment consists of sepsis control by graft excision, antibiotics, and securing flow to distal circulation. We describe 2 patients with a proven… | Read More

Eric Rosen, DO, Luke Groben, DO, Jon C. George, MD
From the Division of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.

ABSTRACT: May–Thurner syndrome is a rare condition involving compression of the left iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. Rarely, iliac vein compression syndromes are found to be right-sided and even more rarely bilateral. We present a rare… | Read More

Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM
Editor-in-Chief

Endovascular Specialist
MedStar Union
Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

The discovery of a single gene – seemingly specific – for development of familial (heritable) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was announced to the world in November 2011. And yet I have the impression that for some reason such momentous achievement… | Read More