Elie B Kassabian

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Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare tumors of the heart and affect primarily the cardiac valves. These lesions are responsible for embolic accidents that clinically manifest as neurological and cardiovascular symptoms. We describe the case of a 40-yr-old woman who presented with a neurological deficit caused by a papillary tumor of the aortic valve.(More)
Biopsy of anterior mediastinal or aortopulmonary nodes is usually accomplished through a left anterior mediastinostomy. Cosmetic concerns expressed by patients about scars in the neck or the upper chest led us to consider a new periareolar approach for mediastinoscopy. This technique has been used successfully in 10 patients.
BACKGROUND Radiation-induced necrosis and arteriopathy are well-known iatrogenic pathologic entities. However, radiation-induced rupture of the superficial femoral artery is an exceptional life-threatening event. REPORT We hereby report a case of radiation-induced rupture of the superficial femoral artery that was successfully treated by fascial stitching(More)
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