Since the introduction of endovascular aortic repair with manufactured stent-graft at our institution on May 2008, we performed this therapy for eight cases of isolated iliac artery aneurysms. The locations of aneurysm were common iliac artery in one case, internal iliac artery in six cases, and both iliac arteries in one case. In six cases, this therapy was performed with only straight stent-graft and in two cases, with both straight and bifurcated stent-graft. Coil embolization to internal iliac artery was performed for all cases. No endoleak and enlargement of aneurysmal diameter were detected in all cases.
Background: The purpose of this study was to perform the indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) for patients with arterial disease, and examined the quantitative parameters of ICGA tests. Materials and Methods: Twenty-nine patients with peripheral arterial disease and eight patients with abdominal and/or iliac artery aneurysms were examined by ICGA tests, which estimated the lower extremity circulation. Then, we compared the ICGA parameters with ankle brachial pressure index (ABI), toe brachial pressure index (TBI), and toe pressure (TP). Results: T1/2, which was the time taken from fluorescence onset to half the maximum intensity, was correlated with ABI, TBI, and TP. Furthermore, T1/2 was most significantly correlated with TP (r = −0.328, P value 0.002). Conclusions: ICGA tests might be able to estimate the lower extremity circulation, and T1/2 was a good parameter to evaluate the lower extremity perfusion.
We evaluated the clinical features and the risks of 14 patients with saphenous vein thrombophlebitis from April 2007 to May 2013 and compared the results with patients under operation for varicose veins during the same period (127 patients, 193 limbs). The rate of patients with higher body mass index (over 25) (78.6% vs. 35.3%, p = 0.0018), varicose change of saphenous vein (78.6% vs. 6.2%, p < 0.0001), and concurrent existence of thrombosis of other veins (50.0% vs. 7.1%, p < 0.0001) were all significantly higher than those of patients under operation for varicose veins. These patients with clinical features above may be at the risk of thrombophlebitis.