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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)
OBJECTIVES Hyperhidrosis is a the disorder of excessive sweating in certain regions of the body. It is usually treated with surgical sympathectomy. Radiofrequency therapy has been successfully used for sympatholysis. We tested the primary hypothesis that radiofrequency therapy is independently associated with decreased palmar hyperhidrosis and compared(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)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of bronchiectasis has decreased significantly in developed countries due to successful control of childhood infections. However, the surgical treatment of this disease still plays an important role in thoracic surgical practice in underdeveloped and developing countries. The aim of this retrospective study was to present our surgical(More)
BACKGROUND The most common congenital chest wall deformities are pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. Various techniques have been described for correction of pectus deformities. We describe our experience with surgical repair of pectus deformity (PD) in adults, including our new technique, which uses a resorbable plaque for fixation of the sternum. (More)
BACKGROUND Organizing pneumonia (OP) can be idiopathic or secondary to some clinical situations. If an etiological cause is not present, this phenomenon is called cryptogenic OP. Secondary OP is associated with various diseases that are known to induce the OP. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of the cases with OP and(More)
OBJECTIVE After surgical correction of thoracic wall deformities, promoting neochondrogenesis in the perichondrial bed is very important for obtaining a flexible chest wall. In this experimental study, we aimed to investigate the effects of human amniotic fluid on cartilage regeneration in the costal perichondrial bed in a rabbit model. METHODS Fifty-four(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary sequestration is the term used to describe a rare embryonic mass of lung tissue which has no bronchial communication with the normal tracheobronchial tree. METHODS In this study, we reviewed the medical records of 14 patients who underwent surgical resection for pulmonary sequestration between January 1992 and December 2006. RESULTS(More)
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