The Journal of Japanese College of Angiology
Online ISSN : 1880-8840
Print ISSN : 0387-1126
Volume 58 , Issue 8
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  • Koji Kohno, Hiroshi Amano, Tomoyuki Fujita
    2018 Volume 58 Issue 8 Pages 113-116
    Published: August 10, 2018
    Released: August 10, 2018
    JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

    We conducted a retrospective study to clarify the influence of anticoagulation on treatment of varicose veins using EVLA. Patients with on oral anticoagulant with those receiving no anticoagulant. Occlusion rate was 100% in both groups, and the postoperative pain and ecchymosis were minor, with no significant differences observed between the two groups. EVLA can be performed without stopping the anticoagulant medicine administration and appears to be a safe and minimally invasive treatment.

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  • Ichiro Mizushima, Satomi Kasashima, Yasunari Fujinaga, Kenji Notohara, ...
    2018 Volume 58 Issue 8 Pages 117-129
    Published: August 10, 2018
    Released: August 10, 2018
    JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

    IgG4-related disease is a systemic disease, characterized by elevation of serum IgG4 and, histopathologically, massive infiltration of IgG4+ lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltration, storiform fibrosis, causing enlargement, nodules or thickening. It may affect various organs simultaneously or metachronously. Here we analyzed the clinical and pathological characteristics of 99 patients diagnosed with IgG4-related periaortitis/periarteritis and retroperitoneal fibrosis. Of 99 patients (women/men, 15/84; mean age 67.3±9.5 years), 33 were diagnosed based on the histopathological findings of perivascular/retroperitoneal lesions, 50 were diagnosed based on the characteristic imaging findings of perivascular/retroperitoneal lesions and the presence of definitive IgG4-related disease in other organ(s), and the remaining 16 patients were diagnosed by experts based on the characteristic imaging findings of perivascular/retroperitoneal legions, serological findings, response to glucocorticoid treatment, and/or the presence of suspected IgG4-related disease in other organ(s). According to the new organ-specific criteria proposed by experts, 73 (73.7%) diagnoses were categorized to be definitive, and 6 (6.1%) and 17 (17.2%) diagnoses were categorized to be probable and possible, respectively. Further analyses are needed to clarify the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic strategy of IgG4-related periaortitis/periarteritis and retroperitoneal fibrosis.

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