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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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13.11.2018 | Original Article

Long-term outcomes of Ross and Ross–Konno operations in patients under 15 years of age

Ross and Ross–Konno procedures were first described in 1967 [ 1 , 2 ] and were first performed at our institution in 1996. These operative procedures relieve severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) caused by a narrow aortic root …

12.11.2018 | Original Article

Risk factors for postoperative complications and long-term survival in elderly lung cancer patients: a single institutional experience in Turkey

Lung cancer continues to be a global health issue, causing more deaths than prostate, colon, and breast cancers combined [ 1 ]. For this reason, it remains the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Lung cancer is a typical disease of elderly …

11.11.2018 | Original Article

Ligating the pulmonary vein at the pericardial reflection is useful for preventing thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobectomy

Pulmonary lobectomy is performed worldwide as a curative treatment for patients with early stages of non-small cell lung cancer. Brain infarction is a postoperative complication that occasionally occurs after pulmonary lobectomy. Thrombus …

10.11.2018 | Case Report

Delayed massive hemothorax due to a diaphragmatic laceration caused by lower rib fractures

A delayed hemothorax requiring surgical treatment is considered a rare minor thoracic injury. We experienced four cases of delayed massive hemothorax due to a diaphragmatic laceration caused by lower rib fractures. A computed tomography scan on …

02.11.2018 | Original Article

Outcomes and risk factors after adjuvant surgical treatments for Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease

Although the incidence of lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria has been increasing worldwide [ 1 , 2 ], definitive drugs have not yet been developed. Antimicrobial chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for nontuberculous …

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