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OBJECTIVE To study the pneumostatic ability of a collagen polymerised with a polysaccharide (GAO) glue in lung surgery; its influence in pleuro-pulmonary adhesion formation; the pulmonary tissue reaction to it, its biodegradability, and the eventual alterations of pulmonary compliance induced by the glue. METHODS Two groups of ten rabbits (controls and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a new graft and to verify its technical feasibility, viability, and ability to reduce the risk of infection by interposition of an aortic segment between the airway and the prosthetic component of the graft. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING Multicentre study, France. ANIMALS 38 New Zealand rabbits. INTRODUCTION A 1 cm aortic(More)
Surgery remains the mainstay treatment of recurrent pneumothorax. We recall the therapeutic modalities and indications of surgery in case of pneumothorax. We then compare postoperative outcome, recurrence rate and chronic pain with regard to techniques and surgical approach. Current video-thoracoscopic or axillary thoracotomy procedures for bullous disease(More)
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