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Tracheoesophageal puncture is a simple procedure for speech rehabilitation of total laryngectomy patients. Despite its relative simplicity this is not an innocent technique without complications. The goal of this study was to determine the incidence of acute mediastinitis as an early postoperative complication related to this procedure and to present(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to present the features and outcomes for 140 cases of foreign body aspiration and to discuss specific problems and new management recommendations. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Records were retrospectively reviewed and the following data were recorded for each patient: age, sex, symptoms, duration of symptoms, findings on physical(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical presentation and the preoperative and postoperative complications associated with pulmonary hydatid cysts depend on whether the cyst is intact or ruptured. The aim of this study was to review the problems encountered in treating ruptured pulmonary hydatid cysts and to highlight the risks associated with chemotherapy and the delay of(More)
OBJECTIVE Given its importance in trauma practice, we aimed to determine the pathologies associated with blunt chest injuries and to analyze the accurate identification of patients at high risk for major chest trauma. METHODS We reviewed our experience with 1490 patients with blunt chest injuries who were admitted over a 2-year period. Patients were(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The human pulmonary system can be affected by a variety of parasites. This review focuses on the most common parasitic infestations involving the lung, except for protozoon disease. RECENT FINDINGS In many parasitic lung conditions, the clinical manifestations and the imaging findings are non-specific and can make diagnosis challenging.(More)
Primary tissue cultures of human lung tumors were prepared from 30 cases of which 16 were diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma, six adenocarcinoma, four adenosquamous cell carcinoma, three large cell carcinoma, and one small cell lung carcinoma. Chromosomal abnormalities were observed in 26 cases by cytogenetic studies with a GTG banding technique. Specific(More)
OBJECTIVE Little was known about idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis when it was first described. We have operated on 73 patients with idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis, have confirmed its mode of presentation and response to surgical therapy, and have established long-term follow-up. METHODS Charts of 73 patients treated surgically for idiopathic(More)
Chest wall tuberculosis is a rare entity and its clinical presentation may resemble a pyogenic abscess or chest wall tumor. The role of surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of chest wall tuberculosis is still controversial. During a 6-year period (1997-2002), six cases with cold abscesses of chest wall were managed in our clinic. Clinical presentation,(More)