Georges Rakovich

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Parangliomas are rare and highly vascular tumors of neuroendocrine cell origin which are treated by complete surgical resection. Preoperative embolization to reduce perioperative bleeding complications, although described in paragangliomas of the neck and carotid body, has never before been described in the case of a mediastinal paraganglioma. The following(More)
Morning peaks in the circadian variation of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) may reflect the contribution of sympathetic activation to onset of VT. We hypothesized that adrenergic blockade would eliminate this morning peak. Fifty-four patients using a defibrillator had 1114 time-stamped episodes of VT requiring therapy with a device: 1012 episodes(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess development of mucosal damage in the esophageal remnant in regard to the level of the esophagogastrostomy reconstruction either in a right chest or in a left neck position. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Esophagectomy with gastric interposition creates an in vivo human model of pathologic esophageal reflux with the potential for long-term(More)
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