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Sleeve resection of the trachea and reconstruction by end-to-end anastomosis is seen as the method of choice in the treatment of short and long stenoses of the trachea following long-term artificial respiration and tumors. The experience with tracheal resection in 73 patients operated upon at 2 different thoracic units is analyzed. Postintubation was the(More)
In 8 years we performed 360 plastic procedures on the bronchial tree and the pulmonary vessels: 159 patients underwent plastic resection of the pulmonary vessels and 72 patients, a concomitant sleeve resection of the bronchus. Some of the patients who underwent plastic resection of both bronchial tree and pulmonary vessels died of a bronchovascular fistula.(More)
A small primary lung lesion had remained unchanged in size over a period of 8 years. Within the ensuing 2 years rapid tumor growth occurred. On operation the surgical specimen revealed a tumor mass of 87.2 cm3. Within 6 months after resection, the tumor occurred on the same side. Extensive tumor infiltration of the chest wall prevented any further surgery.(More)
Tow forms of heparin management during cardiopulmonary bypass were compared in order to analyze the role of the heparin level in relation to postoperative blood loss. The study was divided in three groups: In group I, the control group, 3 mg/kg body weight heparin was given as an initial dose and maintained at a dose of 1.0 mg/kg every 60 min during(More)
Mediastinal liposarcoma are of rare entity; there are less than one hundred cases published worldwide. Because of the equivocal and inapparent symptomatology clinical signs often are falsely estimated, and in time of surgery there is generally seen a wide spread tumor growth, so that a radical resection often is impossible. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are(More)
Endobronchial chondromas as a rare form of benign tumors of the bronchial tree lead not only to diagnostic problems because of the unspecific often latent pattern of symptoms, but also to therapeutic difficulties because of the macroscopic findings and the poststenotic changes of the bronchial tree and the lung parenchyma. In case of a 75-year old female(More)