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OBJECTIVE Hydatidosis in man is frequently encountered in sheep and cattle raising regions of the world. We reviewed 422 patients, treated surgically for pulmonary hydatid disease in our clinic between January 1980 and January 1998, assessing the clinical features and results of results of operative treatment management in our centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review 97 patients with giant pulmonary hydatid cysts and assess the clinical features and results of different operative techniques over a 27-year period. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1981 and December 2007, 590 patients were operated on for pulmonary hydatidosis and 97 (17 %) of these patients had giant(More)
Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is an acute, rare and potentially lethal complication. Its beginning is sudden and dramatic. The mechanism is not yet fully understood. Some authors suggest that it may occur after rapid re-inflation of a collapsed lung. It was reported by other authors that it may relate to surfactant depletion or may result from hypoxic(More)
OBJECTIVE Over the last 15 years we have managed patients with malignant pleural effusion, using a single procedure with thoracoscopy and talc pleurodesis or shunt as appropriate. Talc pleurodesis remains our primary treatment option but in those patient shown to have the 'trapped lung syndrome', in whom pleurodesis would fail, we have been using a(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchiectasis is defined permanent dilatations of bronchi with destruction of the bronchial wall. It is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The aim of this retrospective study is to present our surgical experiences, the early and long-term results of 238 patients with bronchiectasis during a 10-year period. (More)
Spontaneous pneumothorax is defined as the rupture of bleb or emphysematous bullae that develop just beneath the pulmonary pleura. Weather changes may influence the incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of rainfall, temperature and atmospheric pressure changes on the onset of spontaneous pneumothorax. The(More)
Taurine, the major intracellular free amino acid found in high concentrations in mammalian cells, is known to be an endogenous antioxidant and a membrane-stabilizing agent. It was hypothesized that taurine may be effective in reducing ischemia–reperfusion injury after lung transplantation and an experimental study was conducted in a rat model. The number of(More)
Fistulation between the trachea and an infected mucocele arising from an excluded retained esophageal segment is an interesting and unusual complication of esophageal bypass surgery. We present such a case in which there was also malignant transformation in the cyst wall, manifested by invasive adenocarcinoma and widespread high-grade glandular dysplasia.
Various techniques have been described for correction of the congenital anterior chest wall deformities. We described a new technique in which 33 patients were used in correction of those deformities. In this new technique we used the resorbable copolymer plaque and polymer screw for the fixation of the sternum. We have obtained excellent results in(More)
BACKGROUND Chemical pleurodesis is widely recommended in the treatment of refractory pleural effusion or pulmonary air leak of different etiologies. Although several agents have been used, many questions have remained unanswered about their toxicity. Talc is the most commonly used agent for the treatment, with rare, serious complications reported.(More)