Case Report

Carotid EndoVAC: a novel hybrid technique for carotid Dacron patch infection

May 9, 2023

Abstract This paper reports the use of the EndoVAC technique in a case of left carotid artery Dacron patch infection. The EndoVAC technique involves a sequence of endovascular relining with a stent graft, surgical debridement with explantation of infected graft material and secondary intention wound healing with a vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device and long-term antibiotic […]

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Management of large post-crossover inguinal lymphocele

February 27, 2023

Abstract A 73-year-old man with a history of peripheral arterial disease and previous bilateral common femoral artery reconstruction presented with left foot critical limb-threatening ischaemia and underwent right to left femoro-profunda crossover grafting. Postoperatively, he developed a left groin lymph leak that initially dried up but later re-presented as a very large lymphocele. Initial attempts […]

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Use of a Heli-FX System Guide steerable sheath for internal iliac artery bridging stent re-intervention following iliac branch procedure via a contralateral femoral approach

January 30, 2023

Abstract Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) offers lower early morbidity and mortality at the expense of increased long-term re-intervention. Dilatation of distal landing zones is increasingly managed with iliac branch procedures. Re-intervention for endoleak from the internal iliac artery (IIA) bridging stent component is usually approached from arm access due to concerns regarding inducement of displacement […]

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Carotid web: an important cause of stroke in young people

November 21, 2022

Case report A 40-year-old female presented 3 hours and 15 minutes after acute onset speech disturbance, left-sided weakness, headache and neck discomfort. She was a smoker and had a history of fibromyalgia and anxiety disorder. Her regular medications included a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and propranolol. Physical examination showed mild dysphasia and dysarthria, left hemiparesis […]

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Ilio-mesenteric bypass for chronic mesenteric ischaemia where prior endovascular treatment has failed: a case series

June 28, 2022

Abstract Background: Symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischaemia is a rare but debilitating disease, and its diagnosis is often delayed by the time taken to rule out underlying malignancy or other abdominal pathology. Once diagnosed, definitive revascularisation should not be delayed to avoid future bowel infarction. There is no consensus on the best treatment option, but most […]

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