Vascular Disease

A 68-year old man was successfully resuscitated after sudden cardiac arrest. Following this event, the patient developed intestinal ischaemia and necrosis requiring surgical treatment. Our case report investigates the cause of the intestinal ischaemia and warns physicians to be aware of this rare but life-threatening condition.
(Vol 16 p 1-5, Cardiology; Colorectal Surgery; Vascular Disease; Vascular Surgery: 13 April 2016)
We report the case of a 65-year-old man who we thought was an atypical presentation or a variant of the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. Although it is primarily a disorder of infancy and childhood, it has been reported to present in adulthood also[1,2]. Our case report highlights the need to consider the differential diagnosis of Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome in...
(Vol 13 p 74-78, General medicine; Vascular medicine; Vascular surgery: 17 December 2013)
An 88-year-old woman presented with thrombo-embolic disease of the left upper extremity manifested by the classical signs of pain, paresthesias, pallor, pulselessness, and poikilothermia. She was found to have a thrombo-embolus in the left distal brachial artery as well as two large thrombi in the aortic arch and proximal descending aorta. Initial surgical intervention...
(Vol 8 p 52-56, Vascular medicine; Vascular surgery: 3 December 2008)
The first report of a successful operation for carotid stenosis in 1954 owes credit to the neurologist Fischer who noted that carotid disease is localized and thus could conceivably be bypassed or locally excised. With this knowledge Professor Pickering of St Mary’s Hospital, London, wisely obtained a carotid arteriogram on one of his patients and suggested to Rob and...
(Vol 4 p L15-L17, Landmark Case Report; General Surgery; Vascular Disease: October 2004)
A case is described presenting with aortic dissection who was found to have a significant infrarenal aortic aneurysm. Various treatment options were considered for both conditions including open operation, conservative management and stent repair. The paieint was managed conservatively for six months whilst the dissection ‘matured’ when the infrarenal aneurysm was...
(Vol 3 p 19-22, Vascular Disease: February 2004)
We report a case of recurrent bacteraemia due to Staphylococcus aureus with associated pyomyositis and endophthalmitis in an insulin-dependent diabetic with chronic liver disease secondary to alcohol abuse.
(Vol 2 p 37-39, Vascular disease; Ophthalmology; Endocrinology: July 2002)


Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK


Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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