Murugan Sukumar

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OBJECTIVE To compare the identifiable pulmonary abnormalities during thoracoscopy with the histological findings in patients requiring surgical intervention for recurrent or persistent primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) and correlate these with the postoperative events. METHODS From January 1999 to December 2002, 94 consecutive patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence and to identify the possible associated risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications after major lung resection. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight consecutive patients undergoing major lung resection for benign and malignant lung disease over a 3-year period were included in the study.(More)
Disruption of cervical esophagogastric anastomosis after retrosternal stomach transposition remains a dangerous complication. We report a case of cervical gastric disruption after retrosternal gastric transposition in a 36-year-old man that required sternotomy for reanastomosis. After sternotomy, gastric mobilization was possible, in order to gain(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic in many parts of India. Rarely, it may be complicated by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) that has varied presentation and course. We describe two cases of VL complicated by HLH that were markedly different in clinical presentation, course and management. First case presented with Fever of unknown origin(More)
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