Umar Imran Hamid

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Fistula formation between the pericardium and the gastrointestinal tract is rare. Enteropericardial fistulae may present dramatically, many have prodromal symptoms even though they are not symptoms usually associated with esophageal disease. Prompt diagnosis and expedient surgery can result in survival. We describe three cases of enteropericardial fistulae(More)
OBJECTIVES Repeat sternotomy for redo cardiac surgery may be associated with catastrophic injuries to mediastinal structures. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of these injuries, associated outcome and if a preoperative computerized tomography (CT) scan reduces the risk of re-entry injury. METHODS Five hundred and forty-four(More)
DESCRIPTION Continuous display of arterial waveform is a useful adjunct in monitoring of complex surgical cases. The nondominant radial artery is the vessel of choice in the absence of peripheral vascular disease. A patient underwent an aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafts. On postoperative day 2, while cutting the dressing surrounding(More)
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