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August 30, 2010
A 42-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of worsening shortness of breath and respiratory distress. His home oxygen requirement was 2 liters by nasal canula, and he has had multiple prior hospital admissions for respiratory failure.
April 7, 2010
The patient presented years after coronary artery revascularization with symptoms of CHF. He was diagnosed with a large pseudoaneurysm of the inferior wall of the left ventricle. Resection of the pseudoaneurysm and reconstruction of the left ventricle was completed while maintaining the beating heart.
March 11, 2010
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Sternoclavicular joint obstruction of a gastric conduit ten years after transhiatal esophagectomy and sub-sternal pull-up
March 1, 2010
We present a patient who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy with a gastric conduit placed in the anterior mediastinum, and subsequently developed dysphagia from compression of her conduit by the left sternoclavicular joint, necessitating corrective surgery.
February 8, 2010
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January 5, 2010
This article describes a safe and effective way to mobilize the cervical esophagus paying special attention to preservation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
October 18, 2009
October 6, 2009
Ligation of the thoracic duct is indicated in any patient with a traumatic or iatrogenic chylothorax who has not responded to a brief trial of conservative management such as a low-fat diet, medium-chain triglycerides, total parenteral nutrition, and/or octreotide.