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Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: a 10-year surgical experience in a single institution.
OBJECTIVE Early diagnosis and aggressive surgical drainage are very important for successful treatment of descending necrotizing mediastinitis. However, the surgical techniques used for thisExpand
Comparison of manual and mechanical cervical esophagogastric anastomosis after esophageal resection for squamous cell carcinoma: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE The use of a circular stapler in cervical esophagogastric anastomosis remains controversial. This study was to compare the postoperative and long-term results of manual and mechanicalExpand
Thymectomy for non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis: a comparison of surgical methods and analysis of prognostic factors.
OBJECTIVE While thymectomy is an accepted treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy has recently become a popular surgical treatment, especially forExpand
High-molecular-weight hyaluronan – a possible new treatment for sepsis-induced lung injury: a preclinical study in mechanically ventilated rats
IntroductionMechanical ventilation with even moderate-sized tidal volumes synergistically increases lung injury in sepsis and has been associated with proinflammatory low-molecular-weight hyaluronanExpand
Thoracoscopic Pleurodesis for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax With High Recurrence Risk: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Objective:To compare the efficacy and safety between apical pleurectomy and pleural abrasion with minocycline in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) with high recurrence risk. Background:TheExpand
Non-functional paraganglioma of the posterior mediastinum.
Mediastinal paraganglioma is a rare and slow growing neurogenic tumor. Here, we describe a 49-year-old woman with a non-functional posterior mediastinal paraganglioma. Video-assisted thoracoscopicExpand
The morphology of diaphragmatic defects in hepatic hydrothorax: thoracoscopic finding.
BACKGROUND Until now, the pathophysiology of hepatic hydrothorax has been moot. We discuss (on the basis of gross videothoracoscopy findings in 11 cases and the literature) the pathogenesis andExpand
Surgical lung biopsy for diffuse pulmonary disease: experience of 196 patients.
OBJECTIVE Surgical lung biopsy is considered the final method of diagnostic modality in patients with undiagnosed diffuse pulmonary disease. Nevertheless, the effect of surgical lung biopsy on theExpand
Additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
RATIONALE Ipsilateral recurrence rates of spontaneous pneumothorax after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery are higher than rates after open thoracotomy. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted toExpand
Prognostic Factors for Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
PurposeTo identify the prognostic factors for pulmonary metastasectomy (PM-ectomy) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).Patients and methodsWe conducted a retrospective review of patients with pulmonaryExpand