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AIM To evaluate the efficacy of early video-assisted thoracoscopic debridement in patients with the fibropurulent phase of parapneumonic empyema. PATIENTS AND METHODS 40 patients with parapneumonic empyema resistant to 2 weeks of antibiotic therapy, were randomly divided into 2 groups. In group 1 (20 patients), antibiotic therapy and irrigation was(More)
BACKGROUND esophageal diverticula are classified as 2 types: true diverticula and pseudodiverticula. These disorders result in clinical manifestations such as dysphagia and esophageal reflux. In this study, we evaluated the results of surgical treatment for diverticula. METHODS all patients suffering from symptomatic esophageal diverticulum, who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal cancer is among the most common gastrointestinal cancers for which the main treatment is surgery. This study was undertaken to analyze the results of Botox injection in preventing gastric stasis in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS 60 patients with esophageal cancer in the middle and lower third parts were included in our study(More)
INTRODUCTION Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is required in esophageal cancer due to its invasive nature. The aim of this study was to evaluate early post-esophagectomy complications in patients with esophageal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACR). MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized clinical trial was carried out between(More)
BACKGROUND For patients with lung metastases from soft-tissue sarcoma, pulmonary metastasectomy is considered to be the only chance of possible cure. In this survey, we analyzed some potential prognostic factors affecting the outcome in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS 34 patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy for soft-tissue sarcoma from(More)
BACKGROUND Both incidence and complications of pleuropulmonary tuberculosis (TB) have increased due to recent increase of immunocompromising conditions. The aim of this study was to assess surgical outcomes in patients suffering from complicated pleuropulmonary TB. METHODS This study included 108 patients with pleuropulmonary TB who underwent surgery.(More)
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