Poul Erik Haahr

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Two groups of 30 women with clinical signs of appendicitis were randomized to immediate appendicectomy or diagnostic laparoscopy. In the latter group, appendicectomy was performed if a diagnosis of acute appendicitis was established or if the appendix could not be visualized. Eleven patients undergoing immediate operation had unnecessary appendicectomy,(More)
UNLABELLED The operative activity and hospital mortality for lung cancer in Denmark, were investigated for the five year period from 1982 to 1986. Of the 2,898 operations performed 38.3% were pneumonectomies, 34.2% lobectomies, 6.0% lesser resections (segmental or wedge) and 21.5% were exploratory thoracotomies. The total hospital mortality was 7.2% (208(More)
Surgical treatment of diseases of the thoracic aorta (aneurysms, dissections, and ruptures) may be associated with serious postoperative complications. Endovascular repair of thoracic aorta pathology is less invasive and offers a therapeutic alternative in high-surgical-risk patients, particularly in the presence of previous surgical repair of the thoracic(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary Artery Bypass Graft operation for ischemic heart disease provides improved quality of life and, in some patients, prolonged survival. Concern has, however, been raised about complications that may be related to the use of cardiopulmonary by-pass (CPB) and aortic cross-clamping. It has been hypothesized that when coronary artery by-pass(More)
Introduction of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction as a treatment for severe emphysema has been defined as an area of development by The Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We here present the rationale for treatment, in- and exclusion criteria, and ultimately the organization for assessment, treatment and follow-up in Denmark. The treatment aim is to(More)
Gastropleural fistula (GPF) is although uncommon a severe and sometimes fatal complication after prior thoracic surgery, trauma or malignancy. Standard therapy has often included major surgery such as laparotomia with gastrectomi. In this case report we present a patient with GPF who underwent thoracoscopia for closure of the fistula. To our knowledge this(More)
During the 16-year period from 1974 to 1989, coronary bypass operations were carried out on 938 patients. During the same period, 48 patients (5.1%) were submitted to reoperation on account of recurrent angina pectoris. Patients with early recurrence had more frequently graft-occlusion than patients with late recurrence in whom the main cause was(More)
Haemorrhage following tracheotomy is a well-known complication. Late bleedings from the innominate artery should be considered to indicate a tracheal fistula until proven otherwise. A case with late and massive extratracheal bleeding as a result of pseudoaneurism and erosion of the innominate artery, following facial trauma and emergency tracheotomy is(More)
Two groups of 30 women with clinical signs of appendicitis were randomized to immediate appendicectomy or diagnostic laparoscopy. In the latter group, appendicectomy was performed if a diagnosis of acute appendicitis was established or if the appendix could not be visualized. Eleven patients who underwent immediate operation had unnecessary appendicectomy,(More)
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