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BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the immediate and long-term result of resectional surgery in pulmonary aspergilloma. METHODS Seventy-two patients who underwent pulmonary resectional surgery for symptomatic aspergilloma between 1990 to 2002 were studied. Seventy-nine definitive operations were carried out, including one bilateral… (More)
Occurrence of left ventricular aneurysm outside the realm of ischemic heart disease is uncommon and one following an iatrogenic trauma is very rare. We describe one such case of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm developing following pericardiocentesis and presenting one year after the procedure, and its successful surgical management.
Aneurysm of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is a very infrequent condition. We report a case of a two-year-old child with congenital aneurysm of the LAA with a large thrombus in it. He presented with an episode of seizures with left-sided hemiparesis. Diagnosis was based on transthoracic echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was… (More)
Studies in cardiac surgical patients have shown an association of hyperglycemia with increased incidences of sepsis, mediastinitis, prolonged mechanical ventilation, cardiac arrhythmias and longer intensive care and hospital stay. There is considerable controversy regarding appropriate glycemic management in these patients and in the definition of… (More)
Mechanical dysfunction from valve thrombosis is a dreaded complication of valve replacement surgery, usually presenting months to years after the procedure. Here we report acute deterioration of prosthetic valve function due to intraoperative obstruction by a thrombus.
Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury is a frequent adverse event of aortic arch repair. We hereby present a technique of skeletonization of the recurrent nerve to preserve its function during the Norwood procedure and aortic arch repair.
Third, in spite of making significant progress in increasing institutional births in India, the rate of home delivery is still substantial (37.7%). Therefore, a good number of babies with CHDs born at home are expected to abscond medical registration: We agree, however as mentioned for the first point, the hospital caters to community population, so we do… (More)