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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of Emergency Thoracotomy (ET) on mortality in a group of patients suffering from severe thoracic trauma requiring Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) transfer to hospital. This is not clearly defined especially when thoracotomy takes place in the pre-hospital setting. METHODS A(More)
A 29-year-old man with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction who underwent variceal eradication by sclerotherapy six years ago, was admitted with hypotension and abdominal pain. Abdominal paracentesis yielded frank blood. Laparotomy showed bleeding from a large ectopic vessel along the splenorenal ligament. The vessel was ligated and the patient recovered.
OBJECTIVE Harvesting of the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) under direct vision, through a left minithoracotomy, without robotic or thoracoscopic assistance has never been done or described before. Bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITAs) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have shown greater survival and freedom from reintervention. The aim(More)
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