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formerly Central European Journal of Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Darzynkiewicz, Zbigniew


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Volume 10, Issue 1

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Volume 10 (2015)

An uncommon case of arterial aneurysms association with high plasma levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 and Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin

Giovanni De Caridi / Mafalda Massara / Francesco Spinelli / Raffaele Grande
  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. Catanzaro, Italy
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/ Lucia Butrico
  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. Catanzaro, Italy
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/ Pierandrea Rende / Maurizio Amato / Rita Compagna
  • Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II of Naples. Naples, Italy; Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology (CIFL). International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology. Headquarters: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
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/ Bruno Amato
  • Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II of Naples. Naples, Italy; Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology (CIFL). International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology. Headquarters: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
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/ Stefano de Franciscis
  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. Catanzaro, Italy
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/ Raffaele Serra
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  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. Catanzaro, Italy; Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology (CIFL). International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology. Headquarters: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
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Published Online: 2015-12-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/med-2015-0083

Abstract

The association of an axillary artery aneurysm and an abdominal aortic aneurysm is extremely rare. In this study, we describe this association in a 69 year-old-man. We measured this patient’s metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Neutrophil Gelatinase - Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) levels over a three years period before the abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. We speculate that high serium levels of MMPs and NGAL may have a prognostic role and may predict aneurysm rupture in patients with an uncommon association of arterial aneurysms.

Keywords: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; Axillary Aneurysm; Matrix Metalloproteinase-9; Neutrophil Gelatinase - Associated Lipocalin

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About the article

Received: 2015-10-24

Accepted: 2015-11-02

Published Online: 2015-12-17

Published in Print: 2015-01-01


Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/med-2015-0083.

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