Dirk Daubner

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Surgical therapy of native infective endocarditis is still considered as a particular challenge, due to remaining morbidity and mortality up to 20%. Further risk analysis and characterization of clinical features is of great importance for further improvement of surgical results. The aim of this retrospective study was a risk analysis concerning clinical(More)
Only a few cases have been previously published about clear cell meningiomas in children, the majority of them in the location of the spine. We describe an unusual case of clear cell meningioma occurring at the petro-clival region in a 5-year-old child. We further seek to determine the impact of several growth factors as well as the AKT1 mutation on the(More)
The focus of this paper is to identify and quantify risk factors for early hemorrhagic progression of brain contusions (HPC) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to evaluate their impact on patients' outcome. Further, based on abnormal values in routine blood tests, the role of trauma-induced coagulopathy is analyzed in detail. Therefore, a(More)
Although cardiac contusions are common, cardiac rupture is an uncommon sequela of blunt chest trauma. The mortality rate associated with cardiac rupture is very high, and patients usually do not survive long enough to reach the hospital. We report a 66-year-old man with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting 15 years previously, who was involved in a(More)
PURPOSE To determine if minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) using the Medtronic Sextant system is a reliable surgical treatment option in patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation, compared with the traditional open procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical and radiographic data were retrospectively collected from a total(More)
BACKGROUND Hibernomas are rare benign soft-tissue tumours arising from brown fat tissue. Although imaging characteristics are not specific certain imaging features, common locations and patient demographics may suggest hibernoma as a differential diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION We report on two 48-year-old male patients with hibernoma. The tumour presented(More)
We report the case of a 43-year-old man who presented with a primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma and multiple metastases. Despite the severely poor prognosis, cardiac surgery was performed as part of a multidisciplinary palliative approach, which paved the way for further chemotherapy and radiation therapy.