Irfan Yalcinkaya

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INTRODUCTION Cost analysis studies performed in western countries report that the overall cost of lobectomies performed via video-assisted thoracic surgery is similar to or less than those performed via thoracotomy. The situation may be different in a developing country. AIM We evaluated the cost differences of these two surgical methods. MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence has declined over the past years in societies with high socioeconomic status, bronchiectasis is still an important health problem in our country. AIM To review and present our cases undergoing surgery for bronchiectasis in the past 12 years and their early and late term postoperative outcomes and our experience in(More)
OBJECTIVES While respiratory distress is accepted as the only indication for diaphragmatic plication surgery, sleep disorders have been underestimated. In this study, we aimed to detect the sleep disorders that accompany diaphragm pathologies. Specifically, the association of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with diaphragm eventration and diaphragm(More)
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