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AbstractA 4-month-old infant presented with aneurysm of patent ductus arteriosus(PDA) which was causing obstruction of the left main bronchus. The patienthad elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) at 6.1 um2. The aneurysmwas resected on cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient...
AbstractThe usefulness of somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) monitoring as ameans of preventing paraplegia in descending aorta surgery was evaluated in47 consecutive cases operated on for isthmic (14 cases), thoracic (22cases), or thoraco-abdominal (11 cases) repair. An aortic dissection...
AbstractWe present a 5-year survivor with lung adenocarcinoma accompanied bycarcinomatous pleuritis who underwent pleuropneumonectomy followed bysystemic chemotherapy. The pleural disease was not detectable on the chestroentgenograms or computed tomographic scans. The combination of thesurgical...
AbstractCritical aortic stenosis has been a challenging congenital heart defectin the neonate commonly due to severe circulatory failure and multipleorgan dysfunction. Since January, 1982, 20 neonates with a mean age of 5.6+/- 1.6 days and weight of 3.25 +/- 0.1 kg underwent aortic...
AbstractThe case of a 57-year-old man who had previously undergone leftlobectomy for echinococcal disease of the lung is described. Sixteen yearslater he presented with empyema and bronchopleural fistula, which weretreated using a pedicled intercostal muscle bundle, an omental pedicle andpartial...
AbstractMediastinitis and/or sternal dehiscence developed in 143 out of 10,263patients (1.4%) who underwent cardiac surgery between January 1979-December 1993. Mediastinal drainage, sternal debridement and early woundclosure with pectoralis major and/or rectus abdominalis muscle flaps wasthe...
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