Arūnas Zilinskas

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Empyema thoracis has been recognized as a disease entity since the time of Hippocrates and historically has been associated with high mortality. Over 30 years ago, the American Thoracic Society described three stages in the natural course of empyema, namely the exudative, fibrinopurulent, and organizing phases. Decortication and suction drainage usually(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of our work was to evaluate the diagnostic and treatment of patients with odontogenic mediastinitis. METHODS The last 10 years (1991-2001) 13 males and 4 females, mean age 43 years, with odontogenic mediastinitis were submitted to surgical treatment. Primary odontogenic abscess occurred in all. Before admission to our clinic, 14(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to analyze results of pneumatic dilatation due to esophageal achalasia at the Clinic of General Thoracic Surgery of Vilnius University. MATERIAL AND METHODS During 25-year period (1973-1998) we have treated 133 achalasia patients. On 125 patients pneumatic dilatation was performed. One hundred five (84%) patients(More)
Background: Penetrating cardiac injuries are a dramatic and lethal form of trauma. They are usually sustained by young people. The majority of victims die before reaching the hospital. Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to establish prognostic criteria for the outcome of penetrating cardiac injury. Material and methods: We retrospectively reviewed(More)
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