Annals of Vascular Diseases
Online ISSN : 1881-6428
Print ISSN : 1881-641X
ISSN-L : 1881-641X
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  • Yasushi Shiraishi, Naomi Kinoto, Atsuko Miyoshi, Kyoko Ishii, Mika Oga ...
    論文ID: oa.23-00107
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/18
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    Objectives: To assess the physical features and compression characteristics of a newly developed adjustable compression garment, McBoooon (Mc).

    Methods: Twelve healthy volunteers were recruited to assess the compression characteristics. The interface pressure (IP) was continuously measured to calculate the static (SSI) and dynamic stiffness indices (DSI). Additionally, the peak flow velocity (PV) of the popliteal vein during ankle dorsiflexion was measured using ultrasonography. Each parameter was compared between ASHIKA stockings (AS), Mc applied at the same resting pressure as AS (Mc1), and Mc applied at a resting pressure approximately twice that of Mc1 (Mc2).

    Results: SSI and DSI were significantly different, increasing in the order AS < Mc1 < Mc2 (p <0.01). Although the PV was significantly higher in the compression group than in the control group (p <0.05), no significant differences were found among the three groups.

    Conclusion: The physical features and compression characteristics of Mc were clarified. The high stiffness of this garment improves the adherence to compression therapy and contributes to the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Kenshiroh Kawabe, Masamitsu Suhara, Ryosuke Taniguchi, Yasuaki Mochizu ...
    論文ID: cr.23-00115
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/10
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    A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with severe popliteal fossa pain and mild left calf claudication. He had had an episode of pyrexia and dyspnea approximately 3 weeks prior. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed acute occlusion of the left popliteal artery and multiple infiltration shadows with bilateral multifocal parenchymal consolidation of the lungs, suggesting post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. As he had no comorbid risk of cardiogenic embolism or atherosclerosis, we diagnosed him with COVID-19-related arterial thrombosis. COVID-19-related arterial thrombosis should be considered a possible cause of acute limb ischemia, even when ischemic symptoms occur several weeks post infection.

  • Hiroomi Nishio, Atsushi Iwakura, Naoki Takahashi, Kenji Aida, Kyozo In ...
    論文ID: cr.24-00002
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/10
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    Owing to the unique anatomical features, the endovascular repair for Kommerell diverticulum poses a surgical challenge. An 80-year-old, asymptomatic female with Kommerell diverticulum and associated right-sided aortic arch underwent an endovascular repair, consisting of an aortic arch endografting with a proximal extension, axillo-axillary crossover bypass, and right subclavian parallel endografting. An additional stent was promptly placed retrogradely at the right carotid artery origin as the completion aortography revealed an ostial occlusion. During the 6th month follow-up, she remained well without any neurological deficits. This report elucidated the disease-specific and procedure-related causes leading to right carotid artery ostium occlusion.

  • Satoshi Yamamoto, Takuya Hashimoto, Masaya Sano, Masaru Kimura, Osamu ...
    論文ID: oa.23-00088
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/10
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    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and outcomes of infrainguinal bypass surgery for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).

    Methods: From 2004 to 2020, 209 limbs of 189 patients who underwent infrainguinal bypass surgery for CLTI and whose ALCs were available were included. Patients with survival >2 years and limb salvage >2 years were considered discriminant groups, and an ALC cut-off value was calculated. The relationship between preoperative ALC and outcomes was evaluated.

    Results: Survivorship of the higher ALC group was significantly higher than that of the lower ALC group (cut-off value 1030/μL, p = 0.0009). The limb salvage rate of the higher ALC group was significantly higher than that of the lower ALC group (cut-off value 1260/μL, p = 0.0081). In the dialysis patient group (103 limbs), the limb salvage rate of the higher ALC group was significantly higher than that of the lower ALC group (cut-off value 1170/μL, p = 0.026). ALC was independently associated with limb loss in multivariate analysis.

    Conclusion: ALC is promising as a predictor of outcomes after bypass surgery in CLTI. In particular, ALC is expected to be useful for limb prognosis in hemodialysis patients.

  • Fukashi Serizawa, Yoshiyuki Nakano, Munetaka Hashimoto, Yoshihisa Tama ...
    論文ID: oa.23-00105
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/10
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    Objectives: Distal bypass surgery’s effect on tissue blood pressure beyond a focal angiosome remains debated. This study assessed tissue blood pressure in both direct revascularized angiosome (DRA) and indirect revascularized angiosome (IRA) after bypass surgery, utilizing repeated skin perfusion pressure (SPP) measurements.

    Methods: Twenty-nine limbs in 27 chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) patients (22 males and five females, age: 70.2 ± 9.3 years) who received distal bypass surgery were enrolled. SPP measurements were conducted for the DRA and IRA at 10 time intervals, encompassing both preoperative and postoperative periods of every 3–5 days until 30 days.

    Results: In total, 486 SPP measurements were collected from 58 measurement sites, and the transition of the SPP at the DRA was 35.4–62.5–59.5–70.2–58.2–62.2–63.1–63.6–63.8–73.4 mmHg and IRA was 29.4–53.4–53.7–58.8–51.3–63.1–47.9–62.1–57.6–61.0 mmHg. No significant differences were observed between SPP at the DRA and IRA. Fifteen wounds on the DRA (63%) and five on the IRA (100%) healed.

    Conclusion: Distal bypass improves SPP in both direct and IRAs of CLTI patients. These data indicated distal bypass improves tissue blood flow at entire foot regardless of angiosomes.

  • Yasuharu Funamizu, Hitoshi Goto, Ayaka Oda, Takashi Miki, Yoshifumi Sa ...
    論文ID: oa.23-00110
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/10
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    Objective: In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), early detection and optimal elective treatment before rupture are desirable. In the absence of an established public screening system, opportunistic screening during ultrasound examination for another purpose might be efficacious. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of opportunistic screening for AAA.

    Methods: This prospective multicenter observational study enrolled patients who were scheduled to undergo ultrasound for reasons other than AAA. After the ultrasound for the original purpose, evaluation of the abdominal aorta was added. If the abdominal aorta was clear enough for measurement, its diameter and shape were recorded. Furthermore, information on comorbidities was collected for each patient.

    Results: A total of 10325 patients (echocardiography: 6150; abdominal ultrasound: 4162) from 16 institutions were enrolled. The abdominal aorta was well visualized in 92.9% of patients who underwent echocardiography. Among 9791 patients, AAA was diagnosed in 122 (1.3%) (107 fusiform and 15 saccular), with a diameter range of 30–63 mm. The diagnostic rate increased with age. On multivariate analysis, older age, male sex, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and smoking habituation were the risk factors for AAA.

    Conclusion: Opportunistic screening for AAA was efficacious.

  • Hiromasa Nakamura, Yujiro Miura, Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Ren Saito, Takash ...
    論文ID: cr.23-00085
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/04/02
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    Surgical reconstruction is one of the standard treatments for renal artery aneurysm. However, its intraoperative evaluation is sometimes difficult depending on the operative field, aneurysm morphology, and peripheral blood vessel distribution. This case demonstrated that after renal artery reconstruction, indocyanine green fluorescence angiography is used to evaluate the results of repairing. This method is useful in visceral aneurysm evaluation not only for assessing reconstructed blood flow but also for confirming tissue perfusion of the renal parenchyma.

  • Masaaki Kato
    論文ID: ra.24-00012
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/26
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    The treatment strategy for acute and subacute Stanford type B aortic dissection has changed significantly since the advent of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Indication for invasive treatment: In addition to the conventional complicated cases (rupture or malperfusion case), the indication for invasive treatment now includes cases with refractory hypertension, persistent or recurrent pain, large aortic diameter, and other conditions that are considered to have a poor prognosis with conservative treatment. Treatment methods: TEVAR is the first choice for acute, subacute, and early chronic-stage treatment, and when this is not possible, other techniques (fenestration and graft replacement) are chosen. Treatment timing: The timing of invasive treatment should be emergent in life-threatening conditions (for rupture or malperfusion case) and immediate in symptomatic cases, while in other cases, preemptive TEVAR is considered appropriate on a scheduled timing within 6 months of onset. (This is a translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2023; 32: 157–163.)

  • Tomohiro Tsunekawa, Ryo Utakata, Yukiomi Fukumoto, Tomitaka Kubo, Fumi ...
    論文ID: nmt.23-00118
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/15
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    We present a new technique for carotid artery reconstruction using a modified bifurcated saphenous vein graft in a patient with a malignant neck tumor. This technique can optimize the size match between the SVG and common carotid artery, as well as the internal and external carotid arteries. Post operative computed tomography performed a year after the operation demonstrated excellent graft alignment and patent carotid arteries.

  • Hiroko Morisaki
    論文ID: ra.24-00013
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/15
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    Hereditary aortic aneurysms and dissections, such as Marfan syndrome, differ in that they occur in younger patients without generally recognized risk factors, have a predilection for the thoracic rather than the abdominal aorta, and are at risk for dissection even at smaller aortic diameters. Early diagnosis, careful follow-up, and early intervention, such as medication to reduce aortic root growth and prophylactic aortic replacement to prevent fatal aortic dissection, are essential for a better prognosis. Molecular genetic testing is extremely useful for early diagnosis. However, in actual clinical practice, the question often arises as to when and to which patient genetic testing should be offered since the outcome of the tests can have important implications for the patient and the relatives. Pre- and post-test genetic counseling is essential for early intervention to be effective. (This article is a secondary translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2023; 32: 261–267.)

  • Yumi Sasaki, Jun Yamanouchi, Katsuto Takenaka
    論文ID: cr.23-00076
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    Inherited Protein S (PS) deficiency is an autosomal dominant thrombotic disorder. We encountered a case of inherited type I PS deficiency following a close examination for recurrent pregnancy loss and identified the mutation responsible; a novel splice donor site mutation in intron 13 of the PROS1 gene appeared to have caused a frameshift with premature termination at amino acid +551. These results will contribute to the creation of an accurate database and define the molecular basis for PS deficiency.

  • Daigo Shinoda, Koichi Yuri, Atsushi Miyagawa, Nobu Yokoyama
    論文ID: cr.23-00097
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    A popliteal venous aneurysm (PVA) is a rare vascular disorder. We report a case of PVA discovered through further evaluation of sudden cardiac arrest (CA) caused by a pulmonary embolism (PE). It is well-known that PVA causes PE; however, there are few reports of PVA causing CA. A tangential aneurysmectomy and lateral venorrhaphy were performed. The patient’s postoperative course was uneventful. When contrast-enhanced computed tomography is performed to search for the cause of CA, PVA should be considered and thus, screening below the knee is recommended. At 1-year follow-up, there were no complications.

  • Akimasa Morisaki, Yosuke Takahashi, Yoshito Sakon, Kenta Nishiya, Tosh ...
    論文ID: cr.23-00111
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    Here, we present a rare case of perigraft hematoma secondary to late transgraft hemorrhage after thoracic aortic replacement. A woman with Takayasu’s arteritis underwent total arch replacement with elephant trunk primary and descending aortic replacement secondary to a knitted Dacron graft for a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Computed tomography revealed sudden protrusion of the ascending aortic graft proximal to the first branch 11 years after the first operation, which gradually enlarged with extravasation. Re-total arch replacement was performed under moderate circulatory arrest and antegrade cerebral perfusion. Surgical findings confirmed a perigraft hematoma caused by transgraft hemorrhage without graft infection or rupture.

  • Yusuke Nakata, Kazuyuki Miyamoto
    論文ID: cr.23-00122
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and common iliac artery aneurysms (CIAAs) are rarely associated with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). In such cases, surgery is frequently extremely difficult and the prognosis is usually poor. We report a case of a ruptured CIAA with a common iliac AVF in a 58-year-old male patient who presented with symptoms of severe edema in his left lower extremity. We used an aneurysm wall patch to repair the fistula and successfully reconstruct the common iliac vein, and a bifurcated prosthetic graft for abdominal aortic and iliac artery replacement.

  • Hiroyoshi Komai
    論文ID: ra.24-00010
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    The most important vascular lesion associated with diabetes is arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO). Differential diagnosis from diabetic foot lesions that produce neurogenic ulcers is important, and the presence of ischemia must be diagnosed as soon as possible. It has been reported that diabetes makes ASO more severe and often leads to lower extremity amputation. In addition to the need for appropriate early control of diabetes, vascular surgeons are required to perform immediate revascularization in cases of ulcer and necrosis, and to aggressively use surgical treatment with good long-term prognosis. (This is a translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2023; 32: 105–109.)

  • Shinya Kitayama
    論文ID: ra.24-00011
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/13
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    Lymphedema is caused by dysfunction of the lymphatic system. It is divided into primary edema with no apparent cause and secondary edema with an exogenous cause. The main symptoms are edema and heaviness, skin changes such as skin hardening, lymphocysts, lymphorrhoea, papillomas, and recurrent cellulitis. They are often irreversible and progressive, thus greatly reducing quality of life of the patients. Diagnosis is made by image examinations that can evaluate lymphatic flow and functions such as lymphoscintigraphy and indocyanine green fluorescence lymphangiography. Linear pattern and dermal backflow are the main findings. Conservative treatment consists of four components: compression therapy with elastic garments, exercise therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and skin care, which is called complex physical therapy (CPT). Although CPT has become the gold standard of treatment, with evidence of efficacy reported in terms of volume reduction, maintenance, and prevention of cellulitis, it is a symptomatic treatment and does not improve impaired lymphatic flow. On the other hand, surgical treatment, such as lymphaticovenous anastomosis and vascularized lymph node transplantation, can create new lymphatic flow and improve lymphatic dysfunctions. Although these techniques are expected to be effective in volume reduction, cellulitis prevention, and improving quality of life, there is a need for more studies with a higher level of evidence in the future. In Japan, lymphedema is treated with a combination of conservative and surgical therapies, but lymphedema is intractable and few cases are completely cured. Therefore, how to improve the outcome of treatment is an important issue to be addressed in the future. (This is a translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2023; 32: 141–146.)

  • Hisao Kumakura, Ryuichi Funada, Yae Matsuo, Toshiya Iwasaki, Kuniki Na ...
    論文ID: oa.23-00079
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/03/08
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    Objectives: We examined the relationship between plasma eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) level and long-term all-cause death (ACD) and cardiovascular or limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

    Method: We performed a prospective cohort study on 637 PAD patients. The endpoints were ACD, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), and lower extremity arterial events (LEAEs).

    Results: The incidences of ACD, MACEs, and LEAEs had correlation with EPA levels (p <0.05). Plasma EPA level had significant positive correlations with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and negative correlation with C-reactive protein (CRP). In Cox stepwise multivariate analysis, lower EPA (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.996, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.993–1.000, p = 0.034), ankle brachial pressure index (ABI), body mass index, serum albumin, eGFR, age, CRP, D-dimer, critical limb ischemia, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease (CVD), and statin were related to ACD (p <0.05); lower EPA (HR: 0.997, 95% CI: 0.994–1.000, p = 0.038), ABI, serum albumin, eGFR, age, diabetes, coronary heart disease, CVD, and statin were related to MACEs (p <0.05); and lower EPA (HR: 0.988, 95% CI: 0.982–0.993, p <0.001), ABI, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were related to LEAEs (p <0.05).

    Conclusions: Low plasma EPA level was a significant risk factor for ACD, MACEs, and LEAEs in patients with PAD.

  • Kuntae Ahn, Nobuyuki Yoshitani, Hironobu Sugiyama, Takuya Misato, Taro ...
    論文ID: cr.23-00081
    発行日: 2024年
    [早期公開] 公開日: 2024/02/23
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    A 79-year-old man underwent 1-debranched thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for a saccular aneurysm of the distal arch of the aorta. Computed tomography performed 3 years after surgery revealed a significant displacement of the distal side of the stent graft and severe deformity due to displacement of the aorta. There were no obvious findings after aortic dissection. Endovascular treatment was selected, and surgery was performed semiemergency. Additional TEVAR was performed to restore the aortic shape and displacement to its normal position.

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