Theodorus Tirilomis

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From 1970 to 1990, 71 consecutive patients (51 men and 20 women) had pericardectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis. The mean age was 44.2 +/- 16.1 years. In the preoperative state 2.8% were in NYHA class I, 18.3% in II, 43.6% in III and 35.2% in IV. The operative approach was median sternotomy in 93% and left anterolateral thoracotomy in 7%. The(More)
Background: Localized fibrous mesotheliomas are rare intrathoracic tumors arising from the pleural tissue. They are mostly benign tumors, with dimensions ranging from a small nodule to a large intrathoracic tumor. Case: This paper describes the presence of giant localized fibrous mesothelioma filling the lower left pleural cavity, which developed over a(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery may result in clinical symptoms. Surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a therapeutic option with considerable risk. We hypothesized that off-pump supraarterial myotomy could be an effective treatment modality. METHODS Between October 1998 and May 2000, 13 patients were(More)
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