Ognyan G Brankov

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The differentiated surgical approach to hydatid lung cysts and the operative techniques used in 343 children treated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery over 24 years (1975-1998) are presented. The left lung is involved in 143 children (41.7%), the right--in 155 (45.2%), whereas in 45 cases (13.1%) it is a matter of bilateral location. Infectious(More)
AIM To reveal the role of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) in the treatment of different stages of pleural empyema in children. CLINICAL MATERIAL Between 2004 and 2006, 87 children aged from 11 months to 18 years were treated at the Department of Thoracic pediatric surgery for parapneumonic pleural complications (pleural empyema). The children(More)
This is a report on a retrospective study of experience had with complex treatment of pleuropulmonary blastoma in ten children aged 2-11 years, covering a 27-year period. In all patients diagnosis is made on the ground of clinical symptomatology, imaging methods and histological findings. All patients undergo surgery, as follows: tumor extirpation (n = 3),(More)
A case of a penetration of the stomach by a sewing needle with migration to the tail of the pancreas and the spleen in a 22-years old woman is reported. The patient was referred to us with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and nausea. A plain roentgenogram showed a needle in the upper left abdominal area. An contrast X ray and abdominal computed(More)
For a 12 year period (1991-2002) 152 children aged from 2 to 17 years with severe caustic ingestion were treated at the University Department of Pediatric Surgery. 21 of them received severe combined lesions of the esophagus and the stomach. Early diagnostic gastroscopy was attempted in most of the children, followed by emergent laparotomy and appropriate(More)
For a 10 years period (1996-2005) 66 children with severe caustic injuries of the esophagus and stomach were admitted at the Department of Pediatric Surgery. Subject of this article are 17 children with clinical, laboratory and intraoperative proven acute pancreatitis. The patients were admitted at the clinic 12 hours to 12 days after the ingestion of the(More)
Over a nine-year period (1990-1998), a total of 196 children with pulmonary and associated hydatid disease, aged 2 to 16 years, undergo treatment in the Department of Pediatric Thoracic Surgery--Emergency Medicine Institute "N. I. Pirogov"--Sofia. One hundred thirty children (62.1%) present isolated, and sixty-six (38.8%)--associated hydatid disease, of(More)
Congenital cystic lung lesions are rare. Mainly affects the lower respiratory patishta.i are congenital cystic malformation and adematozna bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). The pathogenesis of the occurrence of these malformations is not clear but they have a common clinical course. In most cases, the anomaly is asymptomatic and occurs with infections(More)
AIM Lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract are the most common type of primary extranodal lymphomas, accounting for 5 to 10% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1996 to November 2005, 10 patients with primary intestinal lymphomas were submitted with clinical signs of acute abdomen to the Pediatric surgical department(More)