Elizabeth Revesz

Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Publications (5)17.56 Total impact

  • The American surgeon 02/2013; 79(2):76-7. · 0.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Endofibrosis of the external iliac artery is an uncommon disease affecting primarily young, otherwise healthy, endurance athletes. Thigh pain during maximal exercise with quick resolution postexercise is characteristic of the so-called cyclist's iliac syndrome. We report an unusual case in which the typical endofibrotic plaque was accompanied by dissection of the external iliac artery. The patient was treated surgically with excision of the affected artery segment and placement of an interposition graft. This case highlights an unusual finding in association with external iliac artery endofibrosis and provides an opportunity to briefly review the literature on the subject.
    Journal of vascular surgery: official publication, the Society for Vascular Surgery [and] International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, North American Chapter 07/2010; 52(1):219-21. · 3.52 Impact Factor
  • Gastroenterology 05/2010; 138(5). · 12.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare condition with an annual worldwide incidence of 11 to 15 cases per million, with nearly 5000 cases occurring in the United States yearly. This tumor is found often when patients present with intraluminal gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Other manifestations include early satiety and unintentional weight loss. Multislice computed tomography is an appropriate modality used to diagnosis a GIST after clinical suspicion warrants such imaging. Hemoperitoneum secondary to ruptured GIST is rare. Our patient presented with classic appendicitis, but the etiology of his right lower-quadrant pain with peritonitis was found to be hemoperitoneum secondary to ruptured GIST originating from the ileum.
    International surgery 01/2010; 95(1):8-11. · 0.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We describe the case of a 67-year-old female patient with a history of femoral-distal bypass graft with sudden onset of unremitting leg pain, who had recently received tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA). The patient reported non-compliance with her warfarin regimen. Angiography revealed occlusion of the bypass graft. Infusion of t-PA was performed via a right femoral artery approach. On hospital day two, the patient developed nausea and abdominal pain with associated hypotension. A CT scan showed a massive intra-abdominal and pelvic free fluid consistent with blood. The spleen was enlarged and fluid noted around the liver. At laparotomy, a grade III splenic laceration at the hilum was identified and a splenectomy performed. The patient recovered completely. Although rare, spontaneous splenic rupture should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients undergoing thrombolytic therapy who develop signs of hemodynamic instability.
    Jornal Vascular Brasileiro 01/2009; 8(3).