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17.08.2018 | Case Report

Spontaneous ascending aortic rupture in a pregnant woman with neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects 1 in 3000 individuals. Vascular involvement in NF-1 is a well-recognized, but rare, feature of this disease. In pregnant women, the risk of aortic dissection or rupture …

17.08.2018 | Case Report Open Access

Post-cardiotomy venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without heparinization

We present the cases of eight patients (mean age 75 years; EuroSCORE II 17.0 ± 22.0) who underwent post-cardiotomy venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) without heparinization due to serious bleeding. Three liver cirrhosis, two …

16.08.2018 | Original Article

Stonehenge technique is associated with faster aortic clamp time in group of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via right infra-axillary thoracotomy

Although minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) for aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been performed via partial sternotomy and anterior mini-thoracotomy, it does not always have cosmetic advantages over the standard median sternotomy, because …

16.08.2018 | Case Report

Successful hybrid treatment of a rare case of blunt traumatic rupture of the left atrial basal appendage and aortic arch

Despite advances in emergency care and the emergent transportation system, cardiac and aortic ruptures after blunt trauma are associated with high mortality and morbidity. We present a rare case of a 70-year-old man with a ruptured left atrial …

13.08.2018 | Original Article

Positive correlation between sarcopenia and elevation of neutrophil/lymphocyte ration in pathological stage IIIA (N2-positive) non-small cell lung cancer patients

As patients with stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are heterogeneous, the management of these patients is the most controversial issue in the area of lung cancer [ 1 ]. Furthermore, patients with stage IIIA (N2) NSCLC have a poor …

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