Case Study

Abstract We report an unusual presentation of vasculitis associated with simvastatin. A 69-year-old female patient presented with a 1-day history of acute abdominal pain. However, she had recently been placed on a statin and had started to… | Read More

Imad F. Tabry, MD Case Presentation A 91-year-old female was admitted in June 2009 with left-sided hemiplegia and congestive heart failure. She had undergone aortic valve replacement with coronary bypass surgery in 2003, an inferior vena cava… | Read More

Introduction The natural history of undetected abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) includes ischemic complications that may affect peripheral limb or organ circulation. Distal embolization or thrombosis is the usual pathological process related to… | Read More

Case Report A 34-year-old man presented with a ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (Figure 1). He reported no previous symptoms or illness. His father died at the age of 46 years from a drug overdose. His mother died of AIDS at the… | Read More

Case Report. A 44-year-old, normotensive woman with a 28-pack year history of smoking and a congenital solitary kidney was referred for a right renal artery aneurysm (RAA) seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI was done as part of a work… | Read More

Introduction Most patients described in the literature with spontaneous rectus sheath hematomas are on a form of medical anticoagulant therapy or have a bleeding diathesis.1–3 The indication for angiography includes persistent bleeding and… | Read More

Introduction Aneurysms of the splenic artery are the third most common intra-abdominal aneurysms, with aneurysms of the aorta and iliac arteries being most and second most common, respectively.1 However, splenic artery aneurysms (SA | Read More

Introduction Iliac stenting for occlusive atherosclerotic disease is an accepted therapeutic modality. Completely occluded iliac arteries can be wire recanalized with a high degree of success1 and acceptable long-term results. The technical aspects… | Read More

A 78-year-old man presented with a nonhealing ulcer on the medial aspect of the fifth toe of his left foot. His medical history was significant for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, carotid artery disease and hyperlipidemia. The patient was taking… | Read More

Introduction Advantages of various direct thrombin inhibitors, a modified dosing schedule for bivalrudin, and experience with monitoring parameters are described. These advantages may form the basis for consideration when alternative anticoagulation… | Read More