Aleksandar Dj Mikic

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BACKGROUND The symptoms of myxoma are atypical, vary greatly, and may mimic numerous conditions. Our aim was to investigate the correlation of localization, size, and consistency of myxoma with its treatment and prognosis. METHODS Over a span of 30 years, 74 consecutive patients (24 men, mean age 46.7 years) were surgically treated for(More)
INTRODUCTION Myxomas arising from the right ventricle are extremely rare. CASE REPORT We presented a 71-year-old patient with worsening symptoms of the exertional dyspnea and atypical chest pains lasting 6 months. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a large, 2.6 x 2.2 cm, ovoid, well-circumscribed, echogenic mass in the right(More)
INTRODUCTION Heart injuries can be classified as penetrating and non-penetrating (blunt). Penetrating wounds are usually caused by stabbing with a piercing object, weapon or projectiles--missiles. The right atrium is damaged in most cases, because of its anatomical position--making the most of the anterior side of the heart. Morbidity caused by stabbing(More)
BACKGROUND Alcaptonuria, a rare metabolic disorder (1:250 000), is usually presented with symptoms such as arthropathies of weight bearing joints. CASE REPORT In this case, a 65 year old woman was admitted to our hospital with severe aortic stenosis and no other symptoms that would suggest the existance of Alcaptonuria. Intraoperative findings of black(More)
Methods From January 2008 to December 2012, 227 patients (168 men, 59 women) aged 12 to 84 years (mean 58) underwent emergency operation for type A aortic dissection. Mean admission-to-table time was 2.3 (1-19) hours. Cannulation was accomplished in 211(92.9%) patients through the femoral artery. Supracommissural replacement of the ascending aorta was(More)
Background Heparin induced thrombocytopenia type II (HIT type II) is well defined thrombophylic and immunological complication due to heparin therapy, Witch occurs in 1-3% treated patients. In around 50% of the patients with HIT type II have developed serious thrombotic arterial and venous complications. It has a special place in cardiac surgery, regarding(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac myxomas are the most frequent primary tumours of the heart in adults, and they can be found in each of four cardiac chambers. Although biologically benign, due to their unfavourable localization, myxomas are considered "functionally malignant" tumours. Diagnosis of cardiac myxoma necessitates surgical treatment. OBJECTIVE To analyse:(More)
Chylopericardium refers to existing communication between the pericardial sac and the thoracic duct carrying the chyle. The objective of our report was to highlight the specificity of diagnosis and treatment of this rare but tedious condition through the analysis of two case reports. Male patient, aged 63 years, with chylopericardium was diagnosed(More)
A giant coronary pseudoaneurysm of uncertain cause, arising from Vieussens' arterial ring, was preoperatively diagnosed in an oligosymptomatic female patient. Successful off-pump surgical excision without additional bypass grafting was performed. Difficulties in diagnostic algorithm, as well as possible cause and extremely rare localization were discussed.
INTRODUCTION The subset of patients most likely to benefit from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) remains a controversial issue, but the technique has been proposed to decrease postoperative mortality and morbidity. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with a cardiopulmonary bypass carries a significant risk for patients with severe left(More)