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We performed coronary artery bypass grafting on a 58-year-old man who only 9 months earlier had undergone right pneumonectomy for bronchial carcinoma. Although his preoperative pulmonary function had been poor, coronary artery bypass surgery was successful, and the patient was discharged on the 9th postoperative day Two years after surgery, he remained in(More)
OBJECTIVES Esophageal strictures and esophagorespiratory fistulas are complications of malignant esophageal tumors, which are difficult to manage. The efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for palliation of malignant esophageal strictures and fistulas was investigated prospectively. METHODS Forty-three SEMS were inserted in 41 patients with(More)
A 28-year-old man, who presented with pleural and pericardial chylous effusion secondary to superior vena cava syndrome, was diagnosed with Behcet's syndrome. A pericardial window was created by video-assisted thoracic surgery to relieve cardiac tamponade, and this technique also enabled lung biopsy, pleural abrasion, and drainage of the pleural effusion.(More)
We report herein a rare case of complete congenital sternal cleft (absent sternum) and anterior pericardial defect in association with pectus excavatum. In neonates with absent sternum, the sternal bars can be easily approximated by simple suture, due to the flexibility of the cartilaginous thorax. There is also little danger of cardiac compression when the(More)
From 1990 to 1998, 30 patients underwent surgery for correction of pectus excavatum. There were 19 (63%) males and 11 (37%) females, aged 4 to 32 years (mean, 12.57 years). Bilateral excision of 4 to 6 costal cartilages and sternal wedge osteotomy were performed on 27 (90%) patients, and Kirschner wires were used for substernal support in 25 (83%). A median(More)
Therapeutic approaches to lung adenocarcinomas differ because of their heterogeneous morphologies, prognoses, and clinical features. For this reason, new histopathologic classifications for lung adenocarcinomas were done by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society to form subtypes with(More)
We report the case of a 33-year-old woman who was admitted to our clinic with the diagnosis of chronic arterial occlusion of the right lower extremity. Preoperative angiography suggested an iliofemoral atherosclerotic occlusion. During surgery multiple hydatid cysts causing iliofemoral occlusion were found and excised. Arterial reconstruction was performed(More)
An 18-year-old male preferred to our clinic with hemoptysis, cough, dyspnea and stridor. A wide-based polypoid tumor that was localized at the right wall of the distal trachea was observed over 3 cm from the carina by flexible bronchoscope. Computerized tomography showed an intraluminal soft tissue density mass in the trachea. Though right thoracotomy, a(More)
Introduction: Boerhaave syndrome (BS) is a spontaneous perforation of the esophagus which depends on increased intra-esophageal pressure, while the upper sphincter is closed during excessive vomiting. Case: A 75-year-old man was referred to hospital with sudden chest pain after vomiting. A computed chest tomography demonstrated mediastinal emphysema,(More)