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OBJECTIVES Chest trauma in childhood is uncommon in clinical practice. The management and treatment principles of children with thoracic trauma were discussed with the data reported in the literature. METHODS Of the chest injury diagnosed in 1653 patients, 225 were children in the last 17-year period. There were 199 boys (88.44%) and 26 girls (11.55%).(More)
BACKGROUND A significant proportion of cases of tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration due to life-threatening condition is observed during childhood. The aim of the present study was to describe our experience with the diagnosis and treatment of foreign body aspirations during childhood and review published literature. METHODS One hundred and(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively investigate the effectiveness of tube drainage in the treatment of bilateral pneumothorax. METHODS We retrospectively examined 40 patients with bilateral pneumothorax treated at the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Departments of Selcuk University between January 1994 and December 2000. There were 37 male and 3 female(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis. METHODS Between January 2007 and December 2011, a total of 335 patients (192 male, 143 female, mean age 28.3 years) who underwent bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis were(More)
OBJECTIVE We present the results of surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC) deformities in adults, and also report a new method of sternal support used in surgery for PE deformities. METHODS We present the results of 77 patients between the ages of 10 and 29 years (mean 17) with PE (n = 46) or PC (n = 31) deformities(More)
NO is an important mediator in the generalized inflammatory response of the body during sepsis and septic shock. We investigated the possible effects of L-arginine and aminoguanidine on plasma NO levels and the interaction between NO levels and lung tissue damage and blood gases in sepsis. Fifty Wistar male rats were used in this study and divided into five(More)
PURPOSE The most frequent anatomic locations of hydatid cysts are the liver and lungs. Because there is no effective medical therapy against this parasitic disease, surgery is the treatment of choice. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the cost and effect of a one-stage operation with those of two- or three-stage operations in the treatment(More)
Cervicofacial emphysema and pneumomediastinum are rarely observed complications of dental interventions. The complications are associated with the use of a high-speed air-turbine dental drill. It is a potentially life-threatening condition, but the majority of cases are self-limiting and benign. We describe a patient with remarkable subcutaneous emphysema,(More)
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