Patrick O. Myers

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AIM This article reviews the literature on the clinical features, diagnosis and management of primary intrapulmonary thymoma. METHODS Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library searches were performed on all relevant Anglo-Saxon language articles. The search words included "primary pulmonary thymoma" and "intrapulmonary thymoma". Secondary references were(More)
BACKGROUND Amyand's hernia is an atypical groin hernia which contains the vermiform appendix. The aim of this study was to review a single institution's experience in the clinical presentation, management and prognostic factors of this rare hernia. METHODS The authors reviewed records of all patients undergoing hernia surgery from 1996 to 2006 at their(More)
We recently operated on a patient with an acute aortic dissection Stanford Type A. The postoperative period was uneventful. Our intensive care unit team started anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis within the first postoperative day, basing their decision on the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines [1]. After reviewing these(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the optimal management of impending paradoxical embolism (IPDE), a biatrial thromboembolus caught in transit across a patent foramen ovale. Our aim was to review observational studies on this subject to identify prognostic factors and to compare mortality and systemic embolism between treatments. METHODS Systematic(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary endarterectomy has been shown to be an effective adjunctive technique of revascularization for diffuse coronary artery disease. A long arteriotomy and reconstruction of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) are occasionally required for complete extraction of the atherosclerotic plaque. The aim of this study was to examine early and(More)
The left aortic arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery, or arteria lusoria, is the most common aortic arch anomaly, occuring in 0.5-2.5% of individuals. Four vessels arise sequentially from the aortic arch: the right common carotid artery, the left common carotid artery, the left subclavian artery and the aberrant right subclavian artery, which(More)
Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricle outflow tract (RVOT) is a rare complication in pediatric cardiac surgery. We report a patient who developed a right ventricular pseudoaneurysm 8 months after RVOT enlargement using a pericardial patch for infundibular pulmonary stenosis. Our patient was born with severe pulmonary valvular stenosis and treated with(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to review results of a novel management strategy intended to rehabilitate the left heart (LH) in patients with LH hypoplasia who have undergone single-ventricle palliation (SVP). BACKGROUND Management of patients with hypoplastic LH syndrome and borderline left ventricle (LV) involves 2 options: SVP or biventricular(More)
BACKGROUND The edge-to-edge technique has been proposed to prevent systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve. There is limited clinical data available on outcomes of this technique for this indication. We reviewed the midterm results of this technique for SAM prevention and treatment. METHODS A total of 2226 patients had mitral valve repair(More)