Mithat Fazlioğlu

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We present here a technique for VATS decortication in patients with stage 3 empyema. It was undertaken with satisfactory outcomes in a limited number of patients. In our technique, the fibrous peel at the surface of the lung is completely removed via two or three incisions without parietal decortication. We believe that our technique will be improved with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to estimate operative risk and to identify indicators of adverse prognosis in patients undergoing resection for childhood bronchiectasis. METHODS From January 1985 to February 2001, patients undergoing resection for bronchiectasis were studied. The indications for operation were failure of medical therapy in 33(More)
Arterial distensibility is reduced in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and after kidney transplantation. Pulse counter analysis provides an assessment of compliance or elasticity of the large conduit arteries (C1) and small arteries (C2). Decreased compliance has been shown to be predictive of primary coronary events in CKD patients. The aim of the present(More)
A flail chest is characterized by four or more rib fractures unilaterally or at more than two sites. The current article reports a 10-year-old case of a flail chest due to a simple fall from a chair while at breakfast. This pediatric case is presented because of its rare occurrence with a successful external tamponade application. Pneumothorax and tension(More)
Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (BTDIs) can be misdiagnosed. Careful evaluation of associated injuries in BTDI is important. In this study, we evaluated treatment options and difficulties in the diagnosis of patients with BTDI. We evaluated ten patients retrospectively with BTDI admitted to our departments, between January 2004 and 2015. Age, gender,(More)
Tracheal bronchus is a rare congenital anomaly of the bronchial tree, in which an aberrant bronchus originates in the trachea anywhere above the carina, but usually within 2 cm of it. Lung neoplasms that develop from tracheal bronchus have been identified only rarely. We present a case of tracheal bronchus that included a malignancy of the affected right(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the factors influencing the morbidity and mortality of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases where pneumonectomy was performed. MATERIAL & METHODS All 101 patients who had underwent a pneumonectomy for NSCLC between 1994-2001 in our hospital were included in the retrospective study. There were 97(More)
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