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Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare but potentially very serious complication of hydatid disease. It is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to the variability of signs and symptoms at presentation and to its numerous, often unpredictable, preoperative complications. Our clinical experiences with 7 cases of cardiac echinococcosis are reported, and the… (More)
A case of intravenous leiomyomatosis with extension into the right ventricle is described. A tumor in the inferior vena cava was detected three years after a subtotal hysterectomy had been performed for a myomatous uterus but was misdiagnosed as a thrombus. The tumor enlarged and intruded into the right ventricle for which she underwent surgery. The correct… (More)
Posterior mediastinal tumors of neurogenic origin commonly arise from the sympathetic or intercostal nerves. However, anterior mediastinal tumors rarely originate from the vagus nerve, and primary neurogenic tumors of the trachea are extremely uncommon. A 19-year-old man was admitted to an emergency department in sudden acute respiratory distress. A… (More)
Penetrating thoracic injuries can damage more than one intrathoracic structure and frequently require urgent surgical intervention due to life-threatening consequences. These injuries demand extreme awareness and emergency measures. This paper reports on an unusual case with right lung and right atrio-inferiocaval junction injury caused by a knife… (More)
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of aneurysmectomy. We present a case of a surgically treated left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, which was diagnosed three years after coronary artery bypass grafting and left ventricular aneurysmectomy. The presenting symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, and surgical repair are described.
INTRODUCTION A variety of patch materials have been used in the repair of intracardiac defects. We evaluated the short- and mid-term clinical and echocardiography results of glutaraldehyde-preserved bovine pericardium patches used to repair intracardiac defects in our clinic. METHODS AND RESULTS This study examines the short- (up to 30 days… (More)
Cardiac hydatid cysts are rarely seen. The presentation of an acute stroke secondary to embolization from a cardiac hydatid cyst is also rare. We report a young boy with left ventricular hydatid cyst who presented with acute ischemic stroke.
Ochronosis, an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder, causes an excess of homogentisic acid that results in adverse pigmentation, calcification, and inflammation of cartilaginous and other tissues. Cardiovascular abnormalities are less frequently reported than are other manifestations. In rare cases, ochronosis can cause valvular heart disease. We report… (More)
Congenital true aneurysms of left atrial appendage are very rare. Abnormal cardiac silhouette on the chest roentgenograph is usually an important clue for the diagnosis. They are commonly associated with supraventricular arrhythmias and life-threatening systemic embolization. We report here the surgically-corrected case of a patient with congenital left… (More)
BACKGROUND The minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy could be a safe and cosmetic alternative to standard median sternotomy. This study reviews our results and experience with a minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy technique for the repair of atrial septal defects compared with standard median sternotomy. METHODS The study was… (More)