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Operative Strategies

Nov 11, 2017 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Operative Strategies

Fig. 13.1 Exposure with Vascular Omni-Flex System (Omni-Tract Surgical; St.Paul, MN) retractor for aortic exposure Fig. 13.2 Division of crural fibers transversely allows identification of the anterior surface of the…

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Postoperative Complications

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Fig. 16.1 Intraoperative photo demonstrating full-thickness serosal changes in ischemic colitis The causes of ischemic colitis are numerous, though the exact etiology of the initial insult is often difficult to…

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Pathogenesis of AAA Rupture

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and Ronald L. Dalman1   (1) Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA     Ronald L. Dalman Email: rld@stanford.edu Introduction Mechanisms of abdominal aortic aneurysm degeneration have been the…

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Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Management After Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Agent Class Effect(s) Indications Epinephrine Catecholamine Inotrope Low CO Vasopressor (higher doses) Hypotension Norepinepherine Catecholamine Vasopressor Hypotension Excessive vasodilatation Some inotrope Vasoplegia Low CO Dopamine Catecholamine Inotrope Low CO Some…

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Prehospital Considerations for REVAR

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Fig. 9.1 Diagnostic algorithm for patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of a ruptured AAA which emphasizes performance of a CT scan with contrast for maximal diagnostic and therapy-planning information Unfortunately,…

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