thoracic arteries

Summary

Summary: Arteries originating from the subclavian or axillary arteries and distributing to the anterior thoracic wall, mediastinal structures, diaphragm, pectoral muscles, mammary gland and the axillary aspect of the chest wall.

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  1. Bezon E, Choplain J, Maguid Y, Aziz A, Barra J. Failure of internal thoracic artery grafts: conclusions from coronary angiography mid-term follow-up. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;76:754-9 pubmed
    ..The objective of this study was to identify causes of the failures of internal thoracic artery bypass grafts according to operative technique, the internal thoracic artery used, and the coronary artery grafted...
  2. Srivastava S, Gadasalli S, Agusala M, Kolluru R, Naidu J, Shroff M, et al. Use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries in CABG through lateral thoracotomy with robotic assistance in 150 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:800-6; discussion 806 pubmed
    Internal thoracic arteries (ITA) have been shown to offer longer graft patency. Off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) through small lateral thoracotomy has been reported...
  3. Vehmas T. Visually scored calcifications in thoracic arteries predict death: follow-up study after lung cancer CT screening. Acta Radiol. 2012;53:643-7 pubmed publisher
    ..However, a large number of patients undergo a non-cardiac chest CT for other reasons and the information on such arterial calcifications has so far received little attention...
  4. Barry M, Touati G, Chardon K, Laude M, Libert J, Sevestre H. Histologic study of coronary, radial, ulnar, epigastric and internal thoracic arteries: application to coronary artery bypass grafts. Surg Radiol Anat. 2007;29:297-302 pubmed
    The biometry and the histology of coronary, radial, ulnar, epigastric and internal thoracic arteries were studied in order to investigate the cause of their occlusions in coronary bypass grafts and to improve the results of these bypass ..
  5. Duhaylongsod F, Mayfield W, Wolf R. Thoracoscopic harvest of the internal thoracic artery: a multicenter experience in 218 cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998;66:1012-7 pubmed
    ..This study determined the safety and efficacy of an alternative to direct ITA harvest using a thoracoscopic approach...
  6. Zaizen H, Tamura A, Miyamoto K, Kadota J. The collateral pathway from the left internal thoracic artery to the left external iliac artery detected by multislice computed tomography. Int J Cardiol. 2007;117:e56-7 pubmed
    ..This case report indicates that multislice computed tomography is a very useful method for detecting this collateral pathway...
  7. Nezic D, Knezevic A, Milojevic P, Jovic M, Sagic D, Djukanovic B. Tandem pedicled internal thoracic artery conduit for sequential grafting of multiple left anterior descending coronary artery lesions. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33:469-72 pubmed
    ..We strongly believe that this technique is an attractive variation on bilateral pedicled ITA left-sided revascularization in cases of multivessel coronary artery disease, including LADs with multiple lesions...
  8. Preventza O, Wheatley G, Williams J, Ramaiah V, Rodriguez Lopez J, Diethrich E. Novel endovascular repair of the small thoracic aorta: customizing off-the-shelf endoluminal grafts. J Card Surg. 2007;22:434-5 pubmed
    ..New customized endovascular approaches are necessary for these patients who are not candidates, for open repair. We describe a novel endovascular repair of a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm associated with a prior coarctation repair...
  9. Miyoshi K, Okumura N, Kokado Y, Matsuoka T, Kameyama K, Nakagawa T. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura with a minute malignant component and diaphragmatic vascular supply: report of a case. Surg Today. 2008;38:344-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We report this case to show that large and mostly benign SFTPs may contain malignant components, which can be overlooked. Thus, large SFTPs should be resected in consideration of this possibility...

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  1. Kotelis D, Allenberg J, Richter G, von Tengg Kobligk H, Attigah N, Böckler D. Images in vascular medicine. Multiple arterial aneurysms in the mediastinum. Vasc Med. 2008;13:173-4 pubmed publisher
  2. Raja S, Dreyfus G. Internal thoracic artery: to skeletonize or not to skeletonize?. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005;79:1805-11 pubmed
    ..Complete myocardial revascularization with internal thoracic arteries improves long-term survival and decreases the rate of repeat operations compared with vein grafts...
  3. Hamdi M, Salgarello M, Barone Adesi L, Van Landuyt K. Use of the thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap with implant in breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2008;61:143-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Reducing donor site morbidity and seroma rate are the ultimate goals of this technique. The TDAP flap should be modified to an LD muscle-sparing version in any case of unfavorable anatomic or clinical situations...
  4. Arima M, Kanoh T, Okazaki S, Iwama Y, Matsuda S, Nakazato Y. Long-term clinical and angiographic follow-up in patients with isolated ostial stenosis of the left coronary artery. Circ J. 2009;73:1271-7 pubmed
    ..Isolated ostial stenosis (IOS) of the left coronary artery is a rare disease of unknown etiology, and the long-term prognosis and angiographic characteristics of affected patients have not been fully studied...
  5. Nikolaou K, Flohr T, Knez A, Rist C, Wintersperger B, Johnson T, et al. Advances in cardiac CT imaging: 64-slice scanner. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2004;20:535-40 pubmed
  6. Li H, Tao H, Hu T, Fan Y, Zhang R, Jia G, et al. Atorvastatin reduces calcification in rat arteries and vascular smooth muscle cells. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2010;107:798-802 pubmed publisher
    ..01). This effect was ameliorated by AT (all p<0.01). In vivo administration of AT reduced arterial calcification and plasma Ca(2+) concentration. In vitro, AT reduced calcification markers in rat aortic vascular smooth muscle cells...
  7. Jemielity M, Kwinecki P, Baszko A, Czepczynski R, Ruchała M, Ponizynski A, et al. Use of 99Tcm-MIBI scintigraphy in the evaluation of perfusion improvement after myocardial revascularization with the use of the left internal thoracic artery. Nucl Med Commun. 2001;22:183-8 pubmed
  8. Sims F, Gavin J, Edgar S, Koelmeyer T. Diffusion of gamma globulin into the arterial wall identifies localized entry of lipid and cells in atherosclerosis. Coron Artery Dis. 2001;12:21-30 pubmed
    ..The localization of atheromatous lesions in vulnerable arteries and their relatively rare occurrence in other arteries of the same subject cannot be explained by current theories of the aetiology of atherosclerosis...
  9. Buxton B, Komeda M, Fuller J, Gordon I. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting may improve outcome of coronary artery surgery. Risk-adjusted survival. Circulation. 1998;98:II1-6 pubmed
    ..However, long-term benefits of the bilateral ITA grafting have not been proven...
  10. Monsky W, Finitsis S, De Cicco D, Brock J, Kucharczyk J, Latchaw R. A novel mechanical thrombectomy device for retrieval of intravascular thrombus. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011;34:383-90 pubmed publisher
    ..A novel mechanical thrombectomy device (MTD), designed to remove both hard and soft thrombus without trauma to the blood vessel, was tested in preclinical porcine models evaluating efficacy, safety, and ease of use...
  11. Hayward P, Buxton B. The Radial Artery Patency and Clinical Outcomes trial: design, intermediate term results and future direction. Heart Lung Circ. 2011;20:187-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The trial data provides a number of potential substudies of conduits, risk factors for failure and the natural history of treated coronary disease...
  12. Tanaka H, Dinenno F, Monahan K, Clevenger C, DeSouza C, Seals D. Aging, habitual exercise, and dynamic arterial compliance. Circulation. 2000;102:1270-5 pubmed
    ..A reduction in compliance of the large-sized cardiothoracic (central) arteries is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease with advancing age...
  13. Thistlethwaite P, Tarazi R, Giordano F, Jamieson S. Surgical management of spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998;66:258-60 pubmed
    ..Causative factors and underlying pathology are clarified. Prompt diagnosis and surgical intervention with temporary ventricular support is safe and effective...
  14. Vartanian S, Colaco S, Orloff L, Theodore P. Oklahoma prosthesis: resection of tumor of clavicle and chest wall reconstructed with a custom composite graft. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82:332-4 pubmed
    ..We report en-bloc clavilculectomy and chest wall resection with a novel method of reconstruction using a single methyl methacrylate and prolene composite prosthesis in a configuration resembling the state of Oklahoma...
  15. Ortiz C, Mendoza M, Sempere L, Sanz J, Torres A, Barraquer E. Versatility of the pedicled thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap in soft tissue reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2007;58:315-20 pubmed
  16. Daud D, Campos M. Migration of a Kirschner wire into the thoracic ascendent aorta artery. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2011;26:508-10 pubmed
  17. Johns R, Peach M, Flanagan T, Kron I. Probing of the canine mammary artery damages endothelium and impairs vasodilation resulting from prostacyclin and endothelium-derived relaxing factor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989;97:252-8 pubmed
  18. Steckiewicz R, Kosior D, Stolarz P, Swiętoń E, Grabowski M, Maciąg R, et al. [Iatrogenic left lateral thoracic artery injury during pacemaker implantation successfully treated with stentgraft implantation]. Kardiol Pol. 2012;70:537-9 pubmed
    ..We present a case, where this complication occurred and was followed with massive tissue and pleural haemorrhage. The injury was successfully sealed with stentgraft device without any complications...
  19. Santini M, Fiorello A, Vicidomini G, Laperuta P. The use of LigaSure for preservation of a previous coronary artery bypass graft by using the left internal thoracic artery in a left upper lobectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;136:222-3 pubmed publisher
  20. Olinger A, Benninger B. Branching patterns of the lateral thoracic, subscapular, and posterior circumflex humeral arteries and their relationship to the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. Clin Anat. 2010;23:407-12 pubmed publisher
  21. Bhasin A, Venkatesh S, Caleb M. Pericardiophrenic artery embolisation for control of massive haemoptysis. Singapore Med J. 2011;52:e104-7 pubmed
    ..A brief anatomical review of the source of massive haemoptysis, anatomy of the internal thoracic and pericardiophrenic arteries and the clinical implications are discussed...
  22. Rusu M. Bilateral alar thoracic artery. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2005;64:59-64 pubmed
    ..The presence of such an alar thoracic artery may interfere with surgical access within the axillary fossa and should be taken into consideration...
  23. Schultz J, Blizzard J, Ravichandran P, Slater M. Traumatic occlusion of the thoracic aorta: case report and review of the literature. J Trauma. 2003;55:147-50 pubmed
  24. Santanello S, Starr J, Larosa J, Barboza R, McGee D, Hari J. Traumatic rupture of the aorta: repair with a covered endovascular stent. J Trauma. 2002;52:1223 pubmed
  25. Loiselle F, Schrag C, Magi E, Harrop A, Temple W, de Haas V, et al. Occult malignancy rate associated with thoracodorsal vessel dissection for free flap breast reconstruction. J Surg Oncol. 2008;98:94-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the occult malignancy rate associated with free flap breast reconstruction...
  26. Marchal V, Sprynger M. Horton's aortitis. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2008;9:742-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Another factor is the apparition of an aortic regurgitation murmur as in this case. So, these patients should be monitored by echocardiography...
  27. Higami T, Yamashita T, Nohara H, Iwahashi K, Shida T, Ogawa K. Early results of coronary grafting using ultrasonically skeletonized internal thoracic arteries. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;71:1224-8 pubmed
    ..In this report, we discuss the early results of bilateral ITA grafts obtained with our method...
  28. Ozkan M, Koramaz I, Ulus A, Tavil Y, Filizlioglu H, Baykan E, et al. Effect of carbon dioxide insufflation on free internal thoracic artery flows: is it a vasodilator?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004;128:354-6 pubmed
    ..This study was conceived to evaluate the effect of carbon dioxide insufflation on free internal thoracic artery flows...
  29. Gillinov A, Casselman F, Lytle B, Blackstone E, Parsons E, Loop F, et al. Injury to a patent left internal thoracic artery graft at coronary reoperation. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999;67:382-6 pubmed
  30. Tapping C, Ettles D. Endovascular management of bilateral superior intercostal artery aneurysms following late repair of coarctation of the aorta. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;59:311-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Both aneurysms were successfully treated by coil embolisation without the need for further surgical intervention...
  31. Francel T, Dufresne C, Baumgartner W, O Kelley J. Anatomic and clinical considerations of an internal mammary artery harvest. Arch Surg. 1992;127:1107-11 pubmed
    ..If the bifurcation is harvested, we believe that the removal of the avascular xiphoid cartilage at the time of the initial bypass procedure may eliminate this as a potential septic focus...
  32. Gao Y, Zeng Z, Teoh K, Sharma A, Abouzahr L, Cybulsky I, et al. Perivascular adipose tissue modulates vascular function in the human internal thoracic artery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005;130:1130-6 pubmed
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine whether this vasodilator is also present in human internal thoracic arteries.
  33. Krabatsch T, Grauhan O, Hetzer R. [Long-term follow-up after direct intramyocardial implantation of an internal thoracic artery pedicle (Vineberg operation)]. Z Kardiol. 2001;90:774-7 pubmed
    ..The patient successfully underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. The theoretical basis, operative variations and the results of this historical indirect revascularization procedure are briefly discussed...
  34. Salerno S, Mercadante G, Rabiolo A, Furnari M, Pardo F. Lateral thoracic artery embolization in cystic fibrosis. Acta Radiol. 2002;43:167-9 pubmed
    ..The presence of non-bronchial systemic arteries supply should be investigated when inconclusive findings are seen during bronchial artery embolization for haemoptysis...
  35. Ura M, Sakata R, Nakayama Y, Arai Y, Saito T. Long-term results of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000;70:1991-6 pubmed
  36. Shimada Y, Dixit A, Fermanis G, Horton D. Reoperation for recurrent coronary artery disease: results of 200 consecutive cases. Aust N Z J Surg. 1998;68:729-34 pubmed
    ..However, it is possible to reduce the morbidity and mortality of reoperation to the same level as the initial procedure with careful surgical technique...
  37. Cirillo M, Messina A, Dalla Tomba M, Brunelli F, Mhagna Z, Villa E, et al. A new no-touch aorta technique for arterial-source, off-pump coronary surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88:e46-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The saphenous vein can be as long as required, and its proximal anastomosis guarantees a better match of the two conduits and undergoes a lower peak pressure...
  38. Soquet J, Hysi I, Juthier F, Prat A, Vincentelli A. Posterior intercostal hemorrhage following median sternotomy. J Card Surg. 2012;27:701-3 pubmed publisher
    ..We report two cases of patients who underwent cardiac surgery and suffered from posterior intercostal artery bleeding. Both cases were treated by transcatheter arterial embolization...
  39. Aycock J, Stenson K, Gottlieb L. The thoracoacromial trunk: alternative recipient vessels in reoperative head and neck reconstructive microsurgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121:88-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Finding adequate recipient vessels for microvascular anastomosis can be difficult, as scar is present from previous surgery and irradiation, and the usual recipient vessels may have been damaged or sacrificed...
  40. Aoki T, Okada A, Tsuchida M, Hayashi J. Ruptured intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt thoracic trauma. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003;51:346-7 pubmed
    ..Ruptured intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt thoracic trauma may have caused the delayed life-threatening hemorrhage...
  41. Lehle K, Kunz Schughart L, Kuhn P, Schreml S, Birnbaum D, Preuner J. Validity of a patient-derived system of tissue-specific human endothelial cells: interleukin-6 as a surrogate marker in the coronary system. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007;293:H1721-8 pubmed
    ..In contrast, the expression of E-selectin was not affected. We conclude that the proposed isolation protocol allows the generation of a pEC bank, enabling us to study tissue-specific aspects at the level of the endothelium...
  42. Mojallal A, Saint Cyr M, Wong C, Veber M, Braye F, Rohrich R. [Muscle-sparing latissimus dorsi flap. Vascular anatomy and indications in breast reconstruction]. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2010;55:87-96 pubmed publisher
    ..This study reports the anatomical basis, surgical technique, advantages and complications of this technique. Four clinical cases illustrate surgical indications in breast reconstructive surgery...
  43. Akyurek M, Sonmez E, Ozkan O, Safak T, Kecik A. Free flap transfer to the dorsum of the rat: a new technique to avoid autocannibalization in free flap studies. Ann Plast Surg. 2002;48:654-9 pubmed
    ..Moreover, daily observation and monitoring of the flap are easy and practical without the need to have the animal wear protective material such as vest...
  44. Han Y, Wu G, Deng J, Tao J, Guo L, Tian X, et al. Cellular repressor of E1A-stimulated genes inhibits human vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis via blocking P38/JNK MAP kinase activation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010;48:1225-35 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrated for the first time that CREG plays a key role in modulating VSMC apoptosis through the p38 and JNK signal transduction pathways, both in vitro and in situ...
  45. Wan J, Steele B, Spicer S, Strohband S, Feijóo G, Hughes T, et al. A one-dimensional finite element method for simulation-based medical planning for cardiovascular disease. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2002;5:195-206 pubmed
    ..All of these solutions were obtained in less than 5 min of computation time on a personal computer...
  46. Hata M, Shiono M, Inoue T, Sezai A, Negishi N, Sezai Y. Midterm results of coronary artery bypass graft surgery with internal thoracic artery under low free-flow conditions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004;78:477-80 pubmed
    ..We use the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) even when flow is very low. In this study, we investigated midterm outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery with low free-flow LITA...
  47. Billaud M, Johnstone S, Isakson B. Loss of compliance in small arteries, but not in conduit arteries, after 6 weeks exposure to high fat diet. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2012;5:256-63 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that the structural and mechanical properties of small arteries are rapidly altered even after only 6 weeks of high fat feeding...
  48. Remy Jardin M, Bouaziz N, Dumont P, Brillet P, Bruzzi J, Remy J. Bronchial and nonbronchial systemic arteries at multi-detector row CT angiography: comparison with conventional angiography. Radiology. 2004;233:741-9 pubmed
    ..To retrospectively evaluate bronchial and nonbronchial systemic arteries at multi-detector row helical computed tomography (CT) compared with conventional angiography in patients undergoing endovascular treatment of hemoptysis...
  49. Morritt A, Grinsell D, Morrison W. Postmastectomy breast reconstruction using a microvascular breast-sharing technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;118:1313-6; discussion 1317-9 pubmed
  50. Fales Williams A, Sponseller B, Flaherty H. Idiopathic arterial medial calcification of the thoracic arteries in an adult horse. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2008;20:692-7 pubmed
    ..The current case describes dramatic lesions of arterial medial calcification of the aorta, coronary, and pulmonary arteries of undetermined cause...
  51. Morsi A, Schwartz L. The risks of percutaneous coronary intervention in recently implanted internal thoracic bypass grafts: a case report and review of the literature. Can J Cardiol. 2002;18:749-52 pubmed
    ..Other options should be sought or percutaneous coronary intervention should be delayed until full surgical healing of the distal anastomosis surgery, which usually takes at least two months...
  52. Grewal H, Zenati M, Kormos R, Murali S, Katz W. Serial dobutamine stress echocardiography with Doppler assessment of the left internal thoracic artery graft after minimally invasive bypass for a patient with an orthotopic heart transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004;23:256-9 pubmed
  53. He G, Buxton B, Rosenfeldt F, Wilson A, Angus J. Weak beta-adrenoceptor-mediated relaxation in the human internal mammary artery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989;97:259-66 pubmed
    ..We conclude that beta-adrenoceptors would contribute little to the reactivity of the human internal mammary artery graft to sympathomimetic drugs...