Home > Riviste > International Angiology > Fascicoli precedenti > International Angiology 2000 September;19(3) > International Angiology 2000 September;19(3):276-279

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
Per abbonarsi PROMO
Sottometti un articolo
Segnala alla tua biblioteca
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Estratti
Permessi

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES   

International Angiology 2000 September;19(3):276-279

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Relationship between aortic calcification and atherosclerotic disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm

Matsushita M., Nishikimi N., Sakurai T., Nimura Y.

From the First Department of Surgery, Nagoya Universit, School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan


PDF


Back­ground. Cal­cifi­ca­tion of the aor­tic wall has been used as an index of the ­degree of com­pli­cat­ed ath­e­ros­cle­rot­ic ­plaque for­ma­tion. Ath­ero­scler­o­sis in the abdom­i­nal aorta in ­patients with abdom­i­nal aor­tic aneu­rysm (AAA) was stud­ied by meas­ur­ing aor­tic cal­cifi­ca­tion via com­pu­ter­ised tomog­ra­phy.
Meth­ods. ­Design: ret­ro­spec­tive study. ­Patients: pre­op­er­a­tive com­put­er tomog­ra­phy (CT) in 129 male ­patients with a mean age of 68.6 years (range: 42 to 82) under­go­ing elec­tive aneu­rys­mec­to­my. Meas­ure­ments: a con­ven­tion­al CT scan­ner was used. Aor­tic cal­cifi­ca­tion was ­assessed at four lev­els: (A) the ori­gin of the ­coeliac ­artery, (B) the left renal vein, (C) the max­i­mum diam­e­ter of the aneu­rysm, and (D) the aor­tic bifur­ca­tion. Cal­cifi­ca­tion was grad­ed as: (0) no cal­cifi­ca­tion, (1) cal­cifi­ca­tion less than 40% of the aor­tic cir­cum­fer­ence, or (2) cal­cifi­ca­tion more than 40% of the aor­tic cir­cum­fer­ence. The rela­tion­ships ­between aor­tic cal­cifi­ca­tion at each level and var­i­ous fac­tors relat­ed to ath­ero­scler­o­sis were ana­lysed.
­Results. Max­i­mum cal­cifi­ca­tion was seen at level D, fol­lowed by lev­els C, B and A, in that order. Cal­cifi­ca­tion was less com­mon in ­patients young­er than 50 years old. Hyper­ten­sion, cor­o­nary ­artery dis­ease, and periph­er­al vas­cu­lar occlu­sive dis­ease cor­re­lat­ed with the inci­dence of aor­tic cal­cifi­ca­tion.
Con­clu­sions. A cor­re­la­tion ­between aor­tic cal­cifi­ca­tion and ath­e­ros­cle­rot­ic dis­ease was dem­on­strat­ed in ­patients with abdom­i­nal aor­tic aneu­rysm.

inizio pagina