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OBJECTIVESThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of emergency surgery for acute type B aortic dissection with rupture and to compare results between open surgery and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).METHODSTwo hundred and ninety-four patients with acute type B...
OBJECTIVESCardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is known to induce a short pro- and long-lasting anti-inflammatory immune response. The anti-inflammatory protein soluble ST2 (sST2) may be involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative immune dysfunction. We investigated whether continued mechanical...
OBJECTIVESThis study aimed to assess the supercharged reversed gastric tube (RGT) technique as a method for pharyngo-oesophageal reconstruction after total laryngopharyngo-oesophagectomy (TLPE).METHODSFrom May 2011 to April 2012, we performed five high anastomoses for pharyngo-oesophageal...
Nowadays more old and comorbid patients, such as patients with a history of multiple coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), are surgical candidates for pancreaticoduodenectomy. Harvesting of the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) is one of the most commonly used methods when multiple CABGs are...
OBJECTIVESShort- and mid-term data regarding the use of precurved, fenestrated endografts have shown that these devices are both safe and effective in carefully selected patients. The first generation of the product was limited to patients with proximal landing zones (LZs) of >20 mm. The next...
One month previously, a 28-year old male underwent an emergency modified Bentall procedure because of Marfan syndrome with acute aortic dissection Stanford Class A. Computed tomography of the chest did not reveal severe graft stenosis of the anastomosis. To explore the cause of anaemia, renal...
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