Lotfi M Benhamed

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OBJECTIVE Severe pectus excavatum are common in adult patients, often causing psychological complaints and physiological impairments. Although lung function at rest may minimally deteriorate after surgical correction, it remains unclear if surgery improves exercise capacity. The objective of present study is to assess whether the surgical repair of pectus(More)
INTRODUCTION Pectus deformities are the most frequently seen congenital thoracic wall anomalies. The cause of these conditions is thought to be abnormal elongation of the rib cartilages. We here report our clinical experience and the results of a sternochondroplasty procedure based on the subperichondrial resection of the elongated cartilages. HYPOTHESIS(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the lymphatic spread frequency and location in patients, who underwent lung resection for carcinoid tumors, associated with systematic nodal dissection. METHODS From January 1998 to June 2007, 54 patients underwent anatomic lung resection associated with systematic nodal dissection for tumors classified as typical (TC) or atypical(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the early and long-term results, and determine suitable indications of anterior mediastinal tracheostomy, after radical resection for cervicothoracic malignancies. METHODS From 1985 to 2009, 13 patients ranging in age from 40 to 75 years underwent an anterior mediastinal tracheostomy for malignancy, 2 as an(More)
Does overgrowth of costal cartilage cause pectus excavatum? A study on the lengths of ribs and costal cartilages in asymmetric patients. Jr et al. Outcome analysis of minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: review of 251 cases. eComment. Is overgrowth of costal cartilages the unique cause of pectus deformities? In their recent article, Park and(More)
Mediastinal shift is common after pneumonectomy and herniation of the remaining lung into the opposite hemithorax has consequently been reported. In this case, we present the herniation of the pneumonectomy cavity contained by the calcified pleura through an intercostal space, in a patient who has undergone a left pneumonectomy 47 years previously. We(More)