Serife Tuba Liman

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OBJECTIVE Given its importance in trauma practice, we aimed to determine the pathologies associated with blunt chest injuries and to analyze the accurate identification of patients at high risk for major chest trauma. METHODS We reviewed our experience with 1490 patients with blunt chest injuries who were admitted over a 2-year period. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a case of giant diaphragmatic hydatid cyst which ruptured spontaneously into the intrapleural space in a patient with coexistent giant hepatic hydatid cyst. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION A 62-year-old female was admitted for dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, and right thoracic pain. Clinical findings, laboratory and radiological(More)
OBJECTIVE Typical bronchial carcinoids are very low grade neuroendocrine neoplasm of the tracheobronchial tree and have very good results in surgical treatment. Surgical treatment varies from bronchotomy-excision to major resective procedures. We presented our results of bronchotomy, simple excision and long-term follow-up. METHODS In Atatürk Centre for(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracic actinomycosis is a disease that is difficult to diagnose because its appearance varies from similarities with bronchogenic carcinoma to pneumonitis-like tuberculosis infections. Therefore the majority of patients undergo operations for diagnosis. We had seven patients with thoracic actinomycosis which were not diagnosed before operation.(More)
Bronchogenic cysts (BCs) may rarely cause some interesting and unusual complications. Although infection is a common complication of BCs, there are only two patients with BC infected with mycobacterium in English literature. Two intraparenchymal BCs infected with mycobacterium are presented here as unusual complications. Cystectomy was performed for the(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal stenosis constitutes one of the most frequently seen problems in thoracic surgery. Although many treatment modalities to prevent fibroblast proliferation, angiogenesis, or inflammation that causes tracheal stenosis have been attempted, an effective method has not yet been found. In this study, a transforming growth factor beta3(More)
Mediastinum is one of the place in which ectopic parathyroid adenomas can be located.Here, an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma, which was excised via parasternal videomediastinoscopy was presented. The patient with chronic renal insufficiency had increased calcium levels persistence after the surgery for cervical parathyroid adenoma.Radiologic and(More)