Risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmission following infrainguinal endovascular interventions

Unplanned hospital readmissions following surgical interventions are associated with adverse events and contribute to increasing health care costs. Despite numerous studies defining risk factors following lower extremity bypass surgery, evidence regarding readmission after endovascular interventions is limited. This study aimed to identify predictors of 30-day unplanned readmission following infrainguinal endovascular interventions.
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Endovascular treatment for imminent rupture of a giant aberrant splenic aneurysm

A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for a 1-day history of severe flank pain. On examination, a pulsatile mass with high tension and slight tenderness was palpated below the xiphoid. He underwent renal transplantation 17 years ago and has been taking immunosuppressant drugs since then. Renal function was normal. Computed tomography angiography showed a 10-cm aneurysm at the origin of the splenic artery (SA) arising from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), and there was almost no proximal aneurysm neck (A).
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Collateral artery from arteriovenous malformation of the rectum in a patient with peripheral artery disease

A 53-year-old man with no significant medical history presented with intermittent claudication. On contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) with three-dimensional reconstruction, the right external iliac artery was occluded from below the bifurcation of the common iliac artery to above the orifice of the profunda femoris artery. The distal artery was delineated from the superficial femoral artery by the collateral artery coming from the right internal iliac artery (A/Cover). The inferior mesenteric artery formed an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) near the rectum (A-C).
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Comparison of outcomes for double fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair versus triple or quadruple fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair in the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

This study compared outcomes of standard fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (St-FEVAR) with renal artery fenestrations only with more complex FEVAR (Co-FEVAR) with additional fenestrations for the superior mesenteric artery or the celiac trunk, or both.
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Outcome predictors in median arcuate ligament syndrome

Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a condition characterized by chronic abdominal symptoms associated with median arcuate ligament compression of the celiac artery. The selection of patients is difficult in the management of MALS. This study aimed to identify factors that predict outcomes of surgical and nonoperative treatment in these patients.
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