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The importance of preventive medicine is continuously getting more established. Although several countries have already cost-effectively implemented one-time ultrasound-based screening of 65-year-old men for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, this is not the case in Belgium. Considering the lack of data on epidemiology and cost-effectiveness in Belgium,...
Presentation about preoperative planning and surgical technique for placement of venous access catheters : PICC catheter
Introduction: An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) or lusorian artery is one of the most common variations of the aortic arch. Although usually without symptoms, some ARSA's occasionally become symptomatic. Presentation of case: A 51-year old woman presented with a painful right middle finger. Clinical examination showed thenar muscle hypo...
Non-aneurysmatic aberrant right subclavian artery is a rare cause of dysphagia. We report a case of a 65-year-old female patient having a symptomatic lusorian artery. We reviewed literature as for indications and operative techniques for type I lusorian arteries. Different types of surgical approaches have been reported but there is no consensus to...
Een ‘port-a-cath’ (PAC, poortcatheter, infuuspoort) geeft permanente toegang tot het centraalveneuze systeem waardoor bepaalde medicijnen zoals chemotherapeutica veilig gegeven kunnen worden. In Nederland worden weinig poortcatheters geplaatst in vergelijking met ons omringende landen. Eén van de belangrijkste oorzaken van deze discrepantie ligt in...
We describe an 80-year-old female with a left ureteroileal fistula and simultaneously a right ureteroiliac fistula. Her history highlights the predisposing factors of radiation, major surgery in the region, and presence of bilateral double-J-stents. She was successfully treated with an endovascular approach after being initially misdiagnosed. There...