Vascular Surgery: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Vascular Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 1011

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Department of Anaesthesia and Postoperative Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, 455 00 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: cardiothoracic and vascular anaesthesia; perioperative thrombosis and haemostasis; emergency medicine

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Department of Anaesthesia and Postoperative Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, 455 00 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: anaesthesia for HPB; cardiothoracic surgery; perioperative antithrombotic monitoring

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Vascular Unit, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina and School of Medicine, 455 00 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: vascular surgery; endovascular surgery; open surgery; thoracic aneurysms; thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms; abdominal aneurysms; aortic diseases; carotid diseases

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Dear Colleagues,

Treatment for vascular disease varies depends on the type and severity. Open and endovascular techniques represent the cornerstone of vascular surgery, treating a plethora of diseases in various vascular “beds” or target vessels.

Open surgical repair represents the traditional approach in various vascular territories, while endovascular techniques have caused a dramatic change in vascular surgery over the last years, characterized as “endovascular evolution” due to their rapid introduction, acceptance and development.

Both techniques are equally important in the vascular surgeon’s arsenal; however, considering open vs endovascular procedures, a variety of factors should be reviewed, including but not limited to the disease itself, the patient, the skill and experience of the treating physician, and the urgency of the procedure.       

This Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine, "Vascular Surgery: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends", offers authors and readers a collection of advances in our field and new insights.

We are pleased to invite and welcome your peer-reviewed manuscripts on advances in vascular and endovascular surgery. We are seeking high-quality papers that will advance the scientific exchange of our knowledge, with the ultimate goal of positively influencing the decision-making process of our patients.

Dr. Evangelia Samara
Dr. Petros G. Tzimas
Dr. Georgios I. Karaolanis
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Keywords

  • vascular surgery
  • endovascular surgery
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • perioperative antithrombotic monitoring
  • anaesthesia
  • emergency medicine

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Systematic Review
Laparoscopic Ligation of the Inferior Mesenteric Artery: A Systematic Review of an Emerging Trend for Addressing Type II Endoleak Following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
by Konstantinos Roditis, Paraskevi Tsiantoula, Nikolaos-Nektarios Giannakopoulos, Afroditi Antoniou, Vasileios Papaioannou, Sofia Tzamtzidou, Dimitra Manou, Konstantinos G. Seretis, Theofanis T. Papas and Nikolaos Bessias
J. Clin. Med. 2024, 13(9), 2584; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13092584 - 27 Apr 2024
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Background/Objectives: this systematic review aims to explore the efficacy and safety of the laparoscopic ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) as an emerging trend for addressing a type II endoleak following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods: A comprehensive literature [...] Read more.
Background/Objectives: this systematic review aims to explore the efficacy and safety of the laparoscopic ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) as an emerging trend for addressing a type II endoleak following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted across several databases including Medline, Scopus, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, adhering to the PRISMA guidelines. The search focused on articles reporting on the laparoscopic ligation of the IMA for the treatment of a type II endoleak post-EVAR. Data were extracted regarding study characteristics, patient demographics, technical success rates, postoperative outcomes, and follow-up results. Results: Our analysis included ten case studies and two retrospective cohort studies, comprising a total of 26 patients who underwent a laparoscopic ligation of the IMA between 2000 and 2023. The mean age of the cohort was 72.3 years, with a male predominance (92.3%). The mean AAA diameter at the time of intervention was 69.7 mm. The technique demonstrated a high technical success rate of 92.3%, with a mean procedure time of 118.4 min and minimal blood loss. The average follow-up duration was 19.9 months, with 73% of patients experiencing regression of the aneurysmal sac, and no reports of an IMA-related type II endoleak during the follow-up period. Conclusions: The laparoscopic ligation of the IMA for a type II endoleak following EVAR presents a promising, minimally invasive alternative with high technical success rates and favorable postoperative outcomes. Despite its potential advantages, including reduced contrast agent use and radiation exposure, its application remains limited to specialized centers. The findings suggest the need for further research in larger prospective studies to validate the effectiveness of this procedure and potentially broaden its clinical adoption. Full article
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