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BACKGROUND Surgical drainage is a rapid and effective treatment for pericardial tamponade in cancer patients. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of pericardial window formation via mini-thoracotomy for treating pericardial tamponade in cancer patients, and to evaluate clinical factors affecting long-term survival. METHODS Records of 53 cancer(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we aimed to evaluate the long-term outcome of diaphragmatic plication for symptomatic unilateral diaphragm paralysis. METHODS Thirteen patients who underwent unilateral diaphragmatic plication (2 patients had right, 11 left plication) between January 2003 and December 2006 were evaluated. One patient died postoperatively due to(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare, usually benign, and slow-growing neoplasm. Complete surgical resection for giant tumor of the pleura is challenging because of poor exposure and a large blood supply. We report the case of a giant hypervascular fibrous tumor that filled nearly the entire left hemithorax and anterior mediastinum, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to compare systemic chemotherapy (CT) with drainage and with pericardial window in the treatment of neoplastic pericarditis in patients with various malignancies included in the International Neoplastic Pericarditis Treatment study. METHODS Patients treated with systemic CT alone (Group A), CT plus drainage (Group B), or CT plus(More)
OBJECTIVE Sternal dehiscence after open surgery is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a significant risk factor. Therefore, we aimed to determine whether moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had an effect on the development of sternal dehiscence and whether the use of the Robicsek(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal foreign object ingestion is frequently seen in all ages. Failure to treat can cause serious complications such as esophageal perforation. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical features related to foreign objects in the esophagus and to analyze the results of commonly used methods for their removal. METHODS We(More)
Osteoporosis, a major risk factor for sternum-related morbidity after median sternotomy, is quite prevalent among the elderly. In this prospective study, we investigated the potential of sternal protection by use of the "sternal wrapping method" in elderly osteoporotic patients who were undergoing median sternotomy.For this study, we chose 100 elderly(More)
Objective: Iatrogenic tracheal rupture is a rare, but life-threatening complication of orotracheal intubation. In this retrospective study, etiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for iatrogenic tracheal ruptures were reviewed. Method: Eleven patients (6 males and 5 females) were diagnosed and treated for iatrogenic tracheal rupture in our(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate long-term results of decortications in patients with symptomatic restrictive pleurisy and trapped lung after coronary bypass grafting. METHODS Twenty consecutive patients undergoing lung decortications for trapped lung after coronary bypass grafting were prospectively evaluated. Pulmonary function tests were used as objective criteria,(More)
We report an almost complete protrusion of the lung through the anterior chest wall occurring as a complication following sternal dehiscence. Emergency treatment is mandatory since it has a high potential for incarceration, hemopneumothorax, respiratory failure, and infection. Twenty-eight days after coronary by-pass surgery, the left lung of a 66-year-old(More)