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Esophagectomy without thoracotomy.
Blunt esophagectomy without thoracotomy has been performed in 26 patients: four with benign disease and 22 with carcinomas involving various levels of the esophagus (10 cervicothoracic, one upperExpand
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Substernal gastric bypass of the excluded thoracic esophagus for palliation of esophageal carcinoma.
Curative resection is impossible in most patients with carcinoma of the esophagus or malignant tracheoesophageal fistulas, because of local tumor invasion or distant metastases. Optimal palliativeExpand
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Combined Collis-Nissen reconstruction of the esophagogastric junction.
Recent reports have indicated that combined Collis-Belsey reconstruction of the esophagogastric junction fails to control reflux in 30 to 46% of patients undergoing the procedure. The major factorExpand
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Collis-Belsey reconstruction of the esophagogastric junction. Indications, physiology, and technical considerations.
Twenty-four patients underwent combined Collis-Belsey reconstruction of the esophagogastric junction. The primary indication for operation in 19 patients was gastroesophageal reflux. Three patientsExpand
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Hemodynamic, metabolic, and hematologic effects of pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass.
The advantages of delivering pulsatile rather than continuous flow during extracorporeal circulation have not been completely established. The present study was performed to determine the effects ofExpand
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The Treatment of Acute Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta: A 10‐Year Experience
Forty-three patients with aortic rupture secondardy to blunt trauma have been treated at the University of Michigan within the past 10 years with an overall salvage rate of 70%. The diagnosis shouldExpand
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Gastroesophageal reflux in esophageal scleroderma: diagnosis and implications.
Fifty-three patients with scleroderma were evaluated by history, barium swallow, and esophageal function tests. The most common esophageal symptoms were heartburn and dysphagia. Abnormal motility wasExpand
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Long-term prognosis (15 to 26 years) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot: I. Survival and symptomatic status.
One hundred eighty-two patients with tetralogy of Fallot repaired before or during 1967 were studied by interview, physical examination, and noninvasive testing. Twenty were excluded from the finalExpand
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