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Four patients with endobronchial non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are presented. Although endobronchial Hodgkin's disease is not uncommon, endobronchial non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is extremely rare. All patients had disseminated disease at the time of their endobronchial involvement. Chest radiographs revealed hilar masses and/or varying degrees of lobar collapse in each(More)
Between 1982 and 1987, 32 patients with severe aortorenal atherosclerosis had simultaneous aortic and bilateral renal revascularization. All patients were hypertensive. Eighteen patients (56%) had renal insufficiency with a mean serum creatinine (SC) of 2.8 mg/dl. Nine patients had an aortic aneurysm; the remaining 23 patients had aortoiliac occlusive(More)
During the last 3 1/2 years, 40 bypasses to a tibial or peroneal artery (distal bypass) were performed for severe leg ischemia in 34 patients who were 80 years of age or older (range, 80-91; mean, 85). The operative mortality rate was 5 per cent. Cumulative life-table limb salvage rates for the 40 extremities were 91 per cent at 1 year and 81 per cent at 3(More)
Blowout rupture of the myocardium is intended to describe a syndrome of sudden hemodynamic deterioration after myocardial infarction. Characterized by abrupt hypotension, cardiac tamponade, or electromechanical dissociation, it is an emergency of the first order with no time for cardiac catheterization. Frequently one must make the diagnosis and race for(More)
BACKGROUND Autopsy studies reveal that left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) accounts for 7% to 24% of deaths after myocardial infarction. The condition occurs up to 10 times more often than papillary muscle or interventricular septal rupture. A high index of suspicion must be maintained to differentiate LVFWR from infarct extension, cardiogenic shock,(More)
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