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Yazicioglu A.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Yekeler E.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Bicakcioglu P.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Ozaydin E.,Ataturk Chest Disease Training and Research Hospital | Karaoglanoglu N.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital
Balkan Medical Journal | Year: 2012

Bilateral multiple typical carcinoid tumors of the lung are uncommon malignancies. We discuss the case of a 64 year-old female with a nonproductive cough as the initial symptom. Thoracic computed tomography revealed multiple nodular lesions on both sides, which were initially misdiagnosed as multiple metastases of the lung with an unknown primary. After resection of nodules in the right hemithorax, pathologic examination revealed a typica carcinoid tumor. Bilateral sequential thoracotomy was performed and all ten nodules, (six on the right side and four on the left side), were treated by sublobar resection due to poor respiratory function. Pathological examination revealed all nodules to be typical carcinoid tumors. Following the resections, the patient has remained disease-free for ten months. © Trakya University Faculty of Medicine. Source


Yazicioglu A.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Altinok T.,Selcuk University | Agackiran Y.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Karaoglanoglu N.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital
The West Indian medical journal | Year: 2013

Hibernomas are uncommon benign tumours that arise from the remnants of fetal brown adipose tissue. They are usually asymptomatic and have a slow growth pattern. Intrathoracic and pleural locations are exceptional for localization of hibernoma. A review of the English language medical literature revealed more than 110 cases, 20 of which were intrathoracic. In the article below, we discuss a 40-year old male patient who had pleural involvement and was treated by surgical resection. Following resection, the patient has remained problem-free for nine years. Source


Ulger S.,Gazi University | Demirci N.Y.,Gazi University | Aydinkarahaliloglu E.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Kahraman F.C.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Thoracic Disease | Year: 2015

Background: The prognosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been improving with the advances in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) which has been studied in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for a long time, and it has only recently been applied to SCLC. Therefore we sought to observe firstly the prognostic importance of the FDG uptake in limited disease small cell lung cancer (LD-SCLC) patients and secondly the clinical outcomes and toxicity profiles of LD-SCLC patients treated with conformal radiation therapy (RT) using FDG-PET/CT simulation. Methods: Between 2009 and 2011, 33 LD-SCLC patients with LD-SCLC underwent disease staging using FDG-PET/CT conformal RT. Thoracic radiation was administered at a daily fraction of 2 Gy. Total dose was prescribed according to the treatment protocol such as, concurrent or sequential chemotherapy and in some patients according to the response of CT. All patients underwent chemotherapy. Survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Results: The median age of the patients was 58 years (range, 38-77 years). The median follow-up time was 20 months (range, 6.6-47.6 months). The 3-year overall survival (OS) and locoregional control rates were 23% and 48%, respectively. Conclusions: There are few studies examining the impact of PET-CT and the prognostic significance of FDG-uptake on outcomes in patients with LD-SCLC. Higher RT doses in response to higher FDG uptake may be safely applied for the purpose of locoregional control. Source


Yener A.U.,Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University | Ozkan T.,Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University | Cicek M.C.,Nevsehir Dr.I.Sevki Atasagun Hospital | Cicek T.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Experimental and Clinical Cardiology | Year: 2014

Atrial fibrillation is a common rhythm disorders after open heart surgery and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Advanced age, hypertension, COPD are known to be the causes of postoperative atrial fibrillation. However, reactive oxygen radicals formed after open heart surgery have been shown to be involved in the etiology of AF. Besides its expectorant feature, NAC is a molecule known to be an antioxidant. In this retrospective study, we compared the incidence of postoperative AF and onset time of AF in patients who used preoperatively NAC because of COPD and who did not use NAC. In this study, the incidence of atrial fibrillation was significantly lower in patients using NAC preoperatively. Also onset time of AF was significantly longer in patients who used NAC. Source


Tunc M.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Sazak H.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Karlilar B.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital | Ulus F.,Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital
Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal | Year: 2015

Introduction: Substernal goiter may rarely cause superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) owing to venous compression, and cause acute respiratory failure due to tracheal compression. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may rarely occur when there is a narrowing of upper airway by edema and vascular congestion resulting from SVCS. Case Presentation: We presented the clinical course and treatment of acute respiratory failure (ARF) developed in a patient with SVCS and OSAS due to substernal goiter. After treatment of ARF with invasive mechanical ventilation, weaning and total thyroidectomy were successfully performed through collar incision and median sternotomy without complications. Conclusions: Our case showed that if the respiratory failure occurred due to substernal goiter and SVCS, we would need to investigate the coexistence of OSAS and SVCS. © 2015, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. Source

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