U-S Salminen

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An endotracheal chondroma with recurrent course and malignant transformation is described. The first chondroma recurrence appeared 5 years after the primary operation, with no histopathological signs of malignancy. A second recurrence after a further 6 years showed obvious histological evidence of malignant chondrosarcoma. A third recurrence after 1 more(More)
The behavior of biodegradable polylactide as a stent material has not yet been fully established in small vessels such as arteries with a diameter <3 mm. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of a copolymeric polylactide (PLA96) stent. Appropriately sized spiral PLA96 stents were implanted into the infrarenal aortas of 20 rabbits.(More)
At the annual meeting of the Vascular Section of the Scandinavian Surgical Society in 1993 it was decided to discuss standards for quality in vascular surgery. This article is discussing operations for abdominal aortic aneurysms with special reference to early mortality and complications like graft infection and aortoenteric fistula. The discussion is based(More)
There is no universally-recognised method for staging malignant mesothelioma, although the use of computed tomograph (CT) scanning has improved the staging of non-invasive disease. The International Union against Cancer has recently proposed using the Tumour Node Metastases (TNM) staging system for mesothelioma, but in clinical practice it is difficult to(More)
We describe a 47-year-old man who had rapidly progressive heart failure caused by giant cell myocarditis with no response to steroid therapy. A successful heart transplantation was performed after life-threatening arrhythmias. The diagnosis was made by endomyocardial biopsy before transplantation, and it was confirmed by the histologic condition of the(More)
BACKGROUND This study of reperfusion injury after coronary artery bypass grafting focuses on its contribution to fatal outcome, on its connection with myocardial infarction (MI) and on risk factors. METHODS A consecutive series of 190 patients (mean age 61.7+/-8.9 years) dying within 30 days following coronary artery bypass grafting was autopsied with(More)
  • U-S Salminen
  • European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery…
  • 1990
Seventy-seven pulmonary hamartomas were operated upon during a 21-year period (1966-1986); 43 (55.8%) patients were male and 34 (44.2%), female. Thoracotomy was carried out: in all 53 enucleations, 18 wedge resections, 5 lobectomies, and 1 apico-basal segmentectomy were performed. The size of the tumours varied in diameter between 1 cm and 8 cm (mean 2.27(More)
The efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery was compared between 97 patients receiving a single 2 g dosage of ceftriaxone and 103 receiving 500 mg of vancomycin i.v. every 6 h for 48 h. The overall infection rate was 13.4% in the ceftriaxone and 10.7% in the vancomycin group. Four (4%) wound infections, including one mediastinitis, occurred in(More)
Seventy-one coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reoperations were performed during a 17-year period, comprising 2.7% of all CABG operations. The main indication (in 87%) was vein graft failure alone or combined with other causes. Progression of disease in native coronary arteries was the sole indication in only 4 of the 71 cases. There were seven(More)