We now present a case of bilateral pulsatile tinnitus relieved by bilateral carotid
endarterectomy. (J Vase Surg 2009;50:183-5.)”
“Intimal angiosarcoma is a most unexpected cause of Pitavastatin chemical structure aortic occlusion. We present the case of a 74-year-old woman with intimal angiosarcoma that manifested with the triad of congestive heart failure, acute renal failure, and abdominal angina. A review of the literature and discussion of postoperative outcomes follows. (J Vasc Surg 2009;50:186-9.)”
“Several successful cases of endovascular treatment of type B dissections in patients with Marfan syndrome have been reported. In our patient with Marfan syndrome, a type B dissection was successfully treated endovascularly.
Three weeks after this procedure, a computed tomographic angiography (CTA) revealed a perforation of the aortic wall distal to the left subclavian artery by a bare strut of the stent graft. A second stent graft was placed to treat this complication. In patients with Marfan syndrome, complications might be prevented by using stent grafts specifically developed to treat dissections. However, specific complications, eg, perforation, must be taken into account and patients have to be followed attentively. (J buy Lonafarnib Vasc Surg 2009;50:190-2.)”
“Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection primarily affecting patients with immunosuppression. We present a case of upper limb ischemia secondary to mucormycosis. A 59-year-old man with myelodysplasia presented with an acutely ischemic arm. The patient underwent numerous revascularisation attempts. Following the final procedure, he developed a cerebral infarct and subsequently died. The most common presentations of mucormycosis are of local character. Once established, it can spread rapidly with vascular invasion and in situ thrombosis. Mortality rate is 76%-96%. In this case, it led to fulminant intravascular coagulopathy resulting in recurrent upper first and
lower limb ischemia, and finally cerebral infarction. (J Vasc Surg 2009;50:193-4.)”
“A 42-year-old male with Marfan syndrome, who had undergone aortic root and total arch replacement for type-A acute aortic dissection at the age of 40, underwent descending aorta replacement with woven Dacron (Vascutek Ltd., Renfrewshire, Scotland) because of pseudoaneurysm at the site of the distal anastomosis and an enlarged pseudolumen of the dissecting descending aorta. The fourth and eighth ribs were cut at their anterior and posterior sites to allow wide exposure of the entire descending aorta. Postoperative computed tomographic scanning showed that the vascular prosthesis posteriorly contacted the eighth rib stump. On the postoperative day 25, the patient collapsed and developed severe hypotension. Emergency thoracotomy revealed a 6 mm in diameter hole on the posterior side of the vascular prosthesis.