Vascular and thoracic surgery

Carotid stenosis. The indications, timing, and outcomes related to surgical and endovascular treatment of carotid stenosis. The anatomo-pathological aspects of carotid plaque. The correlation between carotid stenosis and aging. Aneurysms of the aortic arch, thoracic, abdominal and thoraco-abdominal aorta. The perioperative and long-term outcomes of surgical and endovascular treatment of aneurysms of the aortic arch, thoracic aorta, abdominal and thoraco-abdominal aorta: fenestrated aortic arch endoprostheses, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), complex endovascular aortic treatment by fenestrated (FEVAR) and branched (BEVAR) endoprostheses. The use of CO2 as an alternative to iodinated contrast medium in aortic endovascular procedures. Chronic peripheral obstructive arteriopathy of the lower extremities. The short- and long-term outcome of surgical and endovascular treatment of steno-obstructive pathology of the aorto-iliac, femoro-popliteal, and tibial districts. Healing of trophic lesions in patients with critical ischemia of the lower limb. Peripheral obstructive arteriopathy in hemodialysis patients. Vascular accesses for hemodialysis. The short- and long-term results of packing distal, mid-distal, and proximal arteriovenous fistulas. The anatomopathologic aspects related to arterialized veins in patients with arteriovenous fistula. The endovascular treatment of central venous stenosis.

Responsibles: prof. Mauro Gargiulo, prof. Gianluca Faggioli, prof. Gianandrea Pasquinelli, prof.ssa Miriam Capri, dott. Andrea Vacirca.


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Beatrice Aramini

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: lung cancer, cancer stem cells, circulating tumor cells, exosomes, tumor microenvironment, tumor infiltrating
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Gianluca Faggioli

Full Professor

keywords: Stroke, Cerebrovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral arterial disease
keywords: adult mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial progenitors, angiogenesis, vascular wall, vascular injury, electron

Alessia Sonetto

PhD Student

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Andrea Vacirca

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)