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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes following one-stage anterior radical debridement, interbody fusion, and sacral rod fixation for the treatment of lumbosacral segment tuberculosis. METHODS From March 2004 to November 2008, 11 patients diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis received antituberculosis medications for two to… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of primary anterior radical debridement, bone autograft, and sacral rod fixation for the treatment of tuberculosis of the lumbosacral segment. METHODS From March 2004 to November 2008,11 patients with tuberculosis of the lumbosacral segments received antituberculosis medications for 2 to 3 weeks before anterior… (More)
A 68-year patient suffering from pulmonary fibrosis underwent single lung transplantation on April 4, 2005. Because the ipsilateral donor lung was severely damaged, we had to implant the contralateral lung--the left lung--to the right thorax, and finally this patient recovered.