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BACKGROUND Due to the highly lethal nature of trauma of the thoracic aorta and aortic arch branches (TA-AAB), autopsy studies are essential for the investigation of its epidemiologic characteristics. METHODS The reports of 11,446 consecutive medicolegal autopsies were reviewed. Among 1,980 injury-related fatalities, 251 victims (12.7%) with 302 TA-AAB… (More)
Hydatid disease of the liver remains an important and challenging medical problem. Although surgery is considered the treatment of choice for hydatid disease of the liver, controversies still exist about the preferred operative technique. We report the case of a patient with obstructive jaundice caused by rupture of a hydatid cyst of the hepatic dome into… (More)
Lung is the second most common site for hydatid disease after the liver. The aim of this study is to present the clinical symptomatology, diagnostic evaluation, and surgical techniques for the treatment of lung hydatid disease. During the last 25 years, 42 patients with lung hydatid cysts were treated surgically in our department. In four patients there… (More)
Cardiac tamponade has not been reported previously as a complication of central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring catheters inserted via the percutaneous subclavian vein approach. In one patient perforation of the vein by the catheter resulted in the catheter lying free in the mediastinum. Deterioration of the patient prompeted increasing infusion of fluids… (More)
Intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis (IEH) is a rare condition, usually asymptomatic, which accompanies a chronic hematologic disease. A 72-year-old woman with IEH is presented. The patient had no past medical history of anemia and was completely asymptomatic. Open biopsy showed extramedullary hematopoiesis (EH) due to heterozygous sickle cell anemia.
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is an extremely rare intrathoracic neoplasm of early childhood with an unfavorable outcome. In this article, two children with PPB associated with pre-existing pulmonary cysts are presented. It is emphasized that surgical excision is the treatment of choice for all pulmonary cysts.
Two female patients, aged 75 and 59 years, respectively, with candidal sternal osteomyelitis were successfully treated by the administration of triazoles. Both had developed post-operative wound infection after sternotomy for coronary artery by-pass grafting. Sternal osteomyelitis was confirmed by bone scans with technetium 99Tc and gallium 67Ga. The… (More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic innervation exerts marked effects on vascular smooth muscle cells, including a short-term homeostatic (vasoconstrictor) and a direct trophic action promoting differentiation. However, the role of sympathetic nervous system in long-term structural and functional modulation of the aortic wall is yet undefined. METHODS Six Landrace… (More)