This practical guide is devoted to vascular diseases as dealt with by vascular surgeons. It is written with the collaboration of other specialists attending to vascular diseases. The book provides a concise overview of the current level and standards of care of vascular diseases in the European Union, and fills the need of vascular specialists who prepare for the U.E.M.S. exam. The text is well-structured and contains practical guidelines. The readership that will benefit most will be trainees and practitioners in vascular surgery, angiology and also practicing physicians. However, the book will also be valuable to physicians of other specialties.
Vascular Surgery and the Vascular Patient.- History of vascular surgery in Europe. Development of atherosclerosis for the vascular surgeon. Lipids and peripheral arterial disease. Clotting disorders for the vascular surgeon. Noninvasive diagnosis of vascular diseases. Invasive diagnosis of vascular diseases. Computer aided diagnosis of vascular diseases. Preoperative evaluation of the vascular patient. Perioperative care of the vascular patient. Training of the vascular surgeon for endovascular procedures. Peripheral arterial disease and emerging biochemical vascular risk factors. Quality control of vascular procedures. Cerebrovascular arteries.- Hemodynamic changes and other risk factors for complications during carotid procedures. Atherosclerosis of the extracranial carotid arteries. Eversion carotid endarterectomy technique. Fibromuscular dysplasia. Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries. Endovascular treatment of carotid stenosis. Carotid body tumour. Combined treatment of cardiac plus other arterial pathologies. Upper Extremity Arteries.- Upper Extremity Occlusive Disease. Vasospastic disorders of the upper extremities. Thoracic outlet syndrome. Traumatic injury of the upper extremity arteries. Thoracic aorta.- Thoracoabdominal aneurysms. Dissection of the thoracic aorta. Trauma of the thoracic aorta. Abdominal aorta and iliac arteries.- Abdominal aortic aneurysms. Treatment options for AAA. Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. Technically challenging cases for endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms. Aortoiliac occlusive disease. Aortobifemoral bypass: laparoscopy-assisted and totally laparoscopic operative procedures. Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm using aortouniiliac endoprosthesis and femorofemoral crossover bypass. Visceral arteries.- Occlusive Disease of the Celiac and Superior Mesenteric artery. Visceral artery aneurysms. Acute ischemia of the visceral arteries (including renal arteries). Lower extremity arteries.- Lower limb arterial recanalisation. Femoro-distal bypass surgery. Acute ischemia of the lower extremities (thrombosis, embolism). Lower extremity aneurysms. Buerger's disease. Popliteral artery entrapment syndrome. Vascular trauma of the lower limb. Diabetic foot.- Amputations.- Venous diseases.- Chronic venous insufficiency. Deep venous thrombosis. Lymphatics.- Lymphoedema. Arteriovenous malformations.- Angioaccess surgery.- Multidisciplinary vascular issues.- Infections in vascular procedures. Vascular problems in urological surgery. Vascular trauma in orthopedic surgery. Treatment of aortic arch diseases.