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AbstractObjectives: Data of 9 years of surgical activity (on about 10 000 patients), obtained from the database of our cardiac surgery care centre, were analysed to assess time-related variations in demographics, clinical and surgical characteristics. Methods: Data of patients submitted to major...
AbstractBackground: Tuberculous lymphadenopathy causing airway obstruction in children may be life threatening and may require surgical enucleation of the lymph glands. There are no studies investigating the radiological picture post-enucleation. We attempt to explore this area in our study....
SummaryLeft main coronary artery (LMCA) disease remains an important risk factor for increased mortality and morbidity at all stages of diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. Left main stem pathology is often silent, with unpredictable presentation: as such it poses diagnostic and...
AbstractDuring hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA), a briefly visible descending aorta is exposed, enabling direct vision to the surgeon. This study evaluated the impact of angioscopy on arch and descending aortic surgery for type A aortic dissection (AD). From December 2007 to March 2009, a...
AbstractObjective: Medical thoracoscopy is recommended in the investigation of patients with exudative pleural effusions, especially when pleural fluid analysis is uninformative. The histological finding of ‘nonspecific pleuritis/fibrosis’ is common in thoracoscopic biopsies and presents a great...
AbstractObjective: The records of 250 patients presenting with flail-chest injury in a level I trauma centre were reviewed and analysed in order to determine prognostic factors. Methods: There were 250 consecutive trauma patients with flail chest, 183 men (73.2%) and 67 women (26.8%) ranging in...
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