Olgun Kadir Aribas

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OBJECTIVES Chest trauma in childhood is uncommon in clinical practice. The management and treatment principles of children with thoracic trauma were discussed with the data reported in the literature. METHODS Of the chest injury diagnosed in 1653 patients, 225 were children in the last 17-year period. There were 199 boys (88.44%) and 26 girls (11.55%).(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to review pleural and pericardial complications of patients with hydatid cysts and to analyze the management of therapy for these patients. METHODS Between 1991 and 2001, 43 (29.7%) of 145 patients presented with pleural and pericardial complications. These patients had spontaneous pneumothorax (6.2%),(More)
We report two cases of primary cardiac hydatid cyst in which hydatid materials caused recurrent embolizations in pulmonary arteries and pulmonary parenchyma. Cardiac hydatid cysts may stay asymptomatic for a long time, until they reveal themselves being perforated into cardiac chambers and/or pulmonary artery or systemic circulation. The role of imaging(More)
A 21-year-old male patient was admitted with spontaneous pneumothorax, and no history of asthma. Closed drainage treatment was unsuccessful. Chest computed tomography demonstrated pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema with multiple air bubbles within the spinal canal between the levels Th3 and Th11. Resection of bullae on the upper lobe and partial(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical features and the surgical approaches between single pulmonary (SPH) and hepatopulmonary hydatidosis (HPH). METHODS The hospital and follow-up records of 141 patients who had undergone surgery for pulmonary hydatidosis in our clinic between January 1991 and January 2001 were reviewed. Forty-nine patients (34.8%) had(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to compare the clinical features and the surgical approaches of the pulmonary hydatid cysts in children and adults. METHODS One hundred and thirty-four patients, operated on for pulmonary hydatid cysts over the last 10 years were retrospectively evaluated in two groups: 39 children who were younger than 18(More)
Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination often results in local adverse effects; however, serious or long-term complications are rare. The involvement of sternum among skeletal BCG osteomyelitis is a rarely seen complication of BCG vaccination. Such a complication may confuse with a chest wall tumor and a surgical intervention may be needed for the(More)
We report two cases, of 48- and 53-year-old women, with huge intrathoracic extrapulmonary tumors which originated from the diaphragm. In these cases the totally resected tumors were examined histologically and immunohistochemically, and based on these studies benign localized solitary fibrous tumors originating from the diaphragmatic pleura were diagnosed.(More)
A 49-year-old female patient who had undergone surgery for hepatic echinococcosis five years previously was admitted with haemoptysis. MRI angiography showed total occlusion of the left inferior pulmonary artery. Echocardiography showed no pulmonary hypertension. The patient underwent pneumonectomy and cysts in the left pulmonary artery were observed.(More)
A 58-year-old male patient admitted with malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the left mainstem. Rareness and unusual presentation of malignant fibrous histiocytoma and surgical management for lung salvage made its reporting worthwhile. In this localization, prognostic characteristics are better than in the other localizations of lung and body.