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Guo-qing Cao, Shao-tao Tang, Tajammool Hussein Aubdoollah, Li Yang, Shuai Li, Hai-yan Lei, Xi Zhang, Kang Li, Xin-xing Wang, Xian-cai Xiang
PURPOSE: To report our technique and experiences in the laparoscopic diaphragmatic hemiplication (LDHP) in children with acquired diaphragmatic eventration after congenital heart surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Between October 2007 to December 2013, 3498 children with congenital heart disease underwent cardiac surgery in our hospital, and 40 (1.14%) of them had unilateral diaphragmatic elevation on postoperative chest X-ray (mean elevation, 2.5 ± 0.26 intercostal spaces [ICS]) and were diagnosed as having diaphragmatic eventration due to diaphragmatic hemiparesis as a result of phrenic nerve injury...
October 2015: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
E Belli, R Becelli, A Cicconetti, G Iannetti
The rarity of benign primary neoformations in the parapharyngeal space associated with aspecific clinical symptomatology often leads to the identification of large size lesions with deformation of the lateral wall of the pharynx and homolateral hemiplate. The improved diagnostic specificity of radiological instruments like CT and NMR allows a precise topographical localisation of the mass and the diagnosis of its nature in 90% of cases. The deep position of the neoplasia makes it necessary to search for the most conservative surgical approach possible that enables a sufficiently broad operating field to be obtained for complete exeresis and the control of neck vessels...
June 1998: Minerva Chirurgica
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