Surgical Treatment of Tracheal Lipoma after Multiple Bronchoscopy Interventions and Placements of a Tracheal Stent
Conclusion Primary tracheal tumors should be highly suspected in patients with recurrent and gradually worsening dyspnea; timely cervical, thoracic CT and bronchoscopy can provide an accurate diagnosis. Surgical radical resection is the only way to cure all benign tracheal tumors such as lipoma. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhang, Xiaoming Ji, Tao Yang, Longhai Liu, Yi Lin, Hongsheng Pan, Huiyu Zhou, Zizi Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Muscular Mitral Chord Contribution to Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in HOCM
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2019; 08: e18-e19 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692155Papillary muscle anomaly with a muscular chord directly attached to the anterior mitral leaflet is a rare mitral valve disease. A 62-year-old man with systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral leaflet and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy presented to surgical intervention after unsuccessful transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy with alcohol. Intraoperative findings revealed a primarily not detected anomalous muscular mitral chord (0.8 × 2.2 cm) connecting the base of the A1 segment to the anterolateral papillary...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 16, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ogunmuyiwa, Olayinka Rellecke, Philipp Lichtenberg, Artur Assmann, Alexander Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Mitral Valve Surgery in a Patient 50 Years after a Pneumonectomy
Conclusion In case of relevant heart valve disease after pneumonectomies, heart valve surgeries are feasible. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - May 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: von Oehsen, Hartwig H. C. H ögerle, Benjamin A. Giebels, Christian Sch äfers, Hans-Joachim Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Rupture of the Free Left Ventricular Wall: A Novel Approach for Reconstruction
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e53-e53 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688950 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - May 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Flei ßner, Felix Schmitto, Jan D. Napp, L. Christian Ismail, Issam Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Bronchial Fistula and Pneumomediastinum after EBUS-TBNA Following Mediastinoscopy
Conclusion The performance of EBUS-TBNA shortly after a mediastinoscopy should not be recommended to avoid possible procedure-related complications. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - May 6, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bougioukas, Ioannis Seipelt, Ralf Huwer, Hanno Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Misplaced Ventricular Lead via an Atrial Septal Defect –Percutaneous Extraction
Conclusions Percutaneous lead removal using rotational sheaths is possible even for misplaced leads after long-time intervals with acceptable operative risk. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - April 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Easo, Jerry Book, Malte Hakmi, Samer Weymann, Alexander Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Internal Endoconduit Technique during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
We report a case of limited access transfemoral TAVI by the “internal endoconduit technique,” which is well known as a safe and effective dilatational technique for thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Subsequently, we could deliver the device without iliac artery injury and we performed transfemoral TAVI. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sakai, Osamu Oka, Katsuhiko Inoue, Tomoya Yaku, Hitoshi Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Perioperative Endocarditis Management in a Patient with Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease
Conclusion Homozygous SCD is associated with an increased risk of preoperative vaso-occlusive complications. Surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass can be performed, if hypothermia, hypoxia, acidosis, or low-flows are being avoided. Due to the lack of data, the adequate approach is still intuitive and requires standardization. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - January 8, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gozdzik, Malgorzata Mariotti, Sergio Genoni, Michele Zientara, Alicja Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

An Unusual Complication of Pericarditis
Conclusion Bacterial pericarditis may lead to life-threatening complications. Early diagnosis and immediate therapy are essential for a successful outcome. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 12, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rad, Ashraf Lange, Ulrich Makowski, Bartholomaeus Held, Thomas Sch önwälder, Jürgen Schmoeckel, Michael Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Pulmonary Valve Prosthesis Endocarditis Caused By Coxiella burnetii
Conclusion Diagnosing IE caused by Coxiella burnetii requires an interdisciplinary effort from both clinicians and microbiologists. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - November 29, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kremer, Jamila Mutters, Nico Tom Karck, Matthias Last, Katharina Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

German Virtues in an International Journal
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e46-e46 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1675402 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - November 20, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: B öning, Andreas Niemann, Bernd Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Central Airway Obstruction Due to Tracheal Glomus Tumor
Conclusion Due to their hypervascular nature, greater familiarity with tracheal glomus tumors is needed to ensure appropriate preoperative planning and intervention. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - November 20, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Haro, Greg J. Seeley, Eric J. Jablons, David M. Kratz, Johannes R. Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

A Case of Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis Induced by Left Iliac Vein Stents
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e39-e42 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672212Stents have been widely used to restore the patency of the iliac vein in the treatment of its obstruction. However, various complications related to those stents have been reported. This case report covers a 67-year-old male who was diagnosed with left iliofemoral venous post-thrombotic syndrome with recurrent acute deep venous thrombosis. Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava was induced by pronounced extension of left iliac vein stents. Extending stents in this way covers the outlet of the contralateral common iliac vein and may induce thrombosis in ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - October 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wei, Wei Jiang, Xuemei Xu, Bo Chen, Yikuan Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

An Unusual Case of Noncatamenial Recurrent Pneumothorax
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e36-e38 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1667318In a 28-year-old female, seven recurrent pneumothoraces occurred during a period of 2 years despite multiple thoracic interventions, all on the left thoracic side. Despite profound differential diagnostic analysis, the underlying cause remains unclear. An accumulation of conditions in this patient affecting only the left half of the body is remarkable: sinistral glaucoma as an infant, a sinistral pigmentation disorder, and a sinistral Bochdalek hernia. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of conten...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - August 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kirschbaum, Andreas Greulich, Timm Mirow, Nikolas Bartsch, Detlef K. Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

“If You Hear Hoof Beats, Think Horses, Not Zebras”
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e35-e35 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660808 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - July 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Boening, Andreas Burger, Heiko Tags: Editorial Commentary Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Third-Trimester Pregnancy
Conclusion This favorable outcome is attributed to extensive communication between treatment teams in addition to comprehensive surgical planning. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ramirez, Joel L. Urisman, Anatoly Kukreja, Jasleen Kratz, Johannes R. Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Successful Surgical Abdominal Aortic Debranching Preceding Stent Graft Implantation: A Case Report
Conclusion Abdominal debranching is a safe alternative to open aortic repair in acute thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, instead of waiting for a custom-made device. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Laux, Magdalena L. Erb, Michael Hoelschermann, Frank Albes, Johannes M. Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

Cardiac Graft from Donors with Extracorporeal Support —A Report of Two Cases
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e33-e34 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1661410The persistent global shortage of organ donors is still a major limitation for transplantation. Experiences of heart transplantation from donors with extracorporeal support are rare. Here, we report from two cases of donors who were supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation due to acute circulatory failure. In both cases, the direct postoperative course was uneventful and free from major complications. The patients were discharged to a rehabilitation clinic. Our experience suggests that the use of heart organ from carefully selected donors with...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Panholzer, Bernd Huenges, Katharina Cremer, Jochen Haneya, Assad Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Rupture of the Free Left Ventricular Wall: A Novel Approach for Reconstruction
Conclusion Left ventricular free wall rupture is rarely described in the literature, which might be because of high mortality in underdiagnosed cases. Therefore, early imaging by echo or computed tomography (CT) is essential for detecting this dangerous condition. Once diagnosed, urgent surgery is mandatory to save the life of the patient. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Flei ßner, Felix Schmitto, Jan D. Napp, Christian Ismail, Issam Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Primary Cardiac B-Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Disguised as a Pacemaker Endocarditis
Conclusion Sometimes we encounter the unexpected. Suboptimal preoperative diagnostics certainly lead to the faulty conclusion of an endocarditis. Nonetheless, even such an enhanced primary cardiac tumor can be resected with good clinical outcome and long-term survival. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Flei ßner, Felix Molitoris, Ulrich R ösler, Wiebke K ühn, Christian Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Risk-Assessment of Esophageal Surgery: Diagnosis and Treatment of Celiac Trunk Stenosis
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e21-e23 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660833Anastomotic leakage of the gastric conduit following surgical treatment of esophageal cancer is a life-threatening complication. An important risk factor associated with anastomotic leakage is calcification of the supplying arteries of the gastric conduit. The patency of calcified splanchnic arteries cannot be assessed on routine computed tomography (CT) scans for esophageal cancer and, as such, in selected patients with known or assumed mesenteric artery disease, additional CT angiography of the abdominal arteries with 1 mm slices is strongly ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 22, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lammerts, Rosa G.M. van Det, Marc J. Geelkerken, Rob H. Kouwenhoven, Ewout A. Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Emergency Repair of a Perforated Mycotic Aneurysm with a Self-made Pericardial Tube-graft
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2018; 07: e9-e11 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636940A 63-year-old female with a history of kidney transplantation was admitted for emergency repair of a perforated mycotic aneurysm of the right subclavian artery (RSA) in combination with a paravertebral and posterior mediastinal abscess. After resection of the aneurysm and after radical local debridement, orthotopic repair was performed with a self-made pericardial tube graft from the brachiocephalic bifurcation to the thoracic outlet. The paravertebral and posterior mediastinal abscess was drained. The postoperative course was uneventful. Using a self-...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Diab, Nawras Pingpoh, Clarence Siepe, Matthias Beyersdorf, Friedhelm Kharabish, Ahmed Czerny, Martin Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

Transposition of Great Arteries with Left Main Coronary Artery Atresia —Case Report
Conclusion About 5% of patients with D-TGA have a single coronary artery. Assessment of blood flow to all branches intraoperatively is mandatory to choose between either transfer of single ostium or bypass grafting to the other coronary system. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Elmahrouk, Ahmed F. Hamouda, Tamer Ismail, Mohamed F. Jamjoom, Ahmed Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Staged Surgical Palliation for HLHS in a Girl with Severe Factor X Deficiency
Conclusion The need to maintain hemostasis while aiming to prevent intracardiac thrombosis requires multidisciplinary team approach including hematologist, cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiac intensivist, and anesthesiologist along with meticulous hemostasis during surgery and careful monitoring of coagulation profile in the postoperative period. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Elmahrouk, Ahmed F. Ismail, Mohamed F. Bugis, Abdulbadee Badawy, Nashwa Aboelghar, Hesham Mohamed Hamouda, Tamer Jamjoom, Ahmed Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Acute Stent Migration into the Right Ventricle in a Patient with Iliac Vein Stenting
We report a case of a venous stent that was lost from the iliac vein into the right ventricle rescued by emergent open-heart surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - March 6, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Holst, Torulv Gro ßwendt, Thorsten Laham, Majd Makarious Roosta-Azad, Mehdy Zandi, Afsaneh Kamler, Markus Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Angiosarcoma of the Left Atrium: A Case Report
Discussion We discuss a case report of a 76-year-old male who underwent a preoperative diagnosis for an upcoming shoulder operation when his cardiologist diagnosed a large cardiac tumor. The patient was referred to our department where he received further diagnostics. The transesophageal echocardiography and the cardiac-magnetic resonance imaging showed a massive tumor with a dimension of 8.6 × 5.6 cm with no signs of malignity. Method The operation was performed by standard median sternotomy. The tumor was adherent to the septum and the left atrium, and we were able to remove the specimen ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - February 20, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schlachtenberger, Georg Gerfer, Stephen Kr öner, Axel Wahlers, Thorsten Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

High-Risk Repair of Traumatic Mitral Valve Rupture in the Setting of Polytrauma
Conclusion Valvular repair in the setting of polytrauma is a complex decision that requires careful balance of risks and benefits relative to patient stability. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - February 20, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Paisley, Michael John Deboard, Zachary Thomas, Donald Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

“Five on a Dice” Port Placement Allows for Successful Robot-Assisted Left Pneumonectomy
Conclusions We have found that the “five on a dice” port placement allows for optimal control of the robot stapler and facilitates successful robot-assisted left pneumonectomy. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 31, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Khan, Najah Fikfak, Vid Chan, Edward Y. Kim, Min P. Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Delayed Metallic Embolization of a Cor-Knot Fastener
Conclusion Long-term surveillance after use of the Cor-Knot fastener is limited. Metallic embolization may be possible with this device and warrants awareness within the medical community. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 25, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Garrett, H. Edward Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

A Short Report on Single Stage Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Carotid Stenting
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2017; 06: e37-e39 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608887No consensus exists on the timing, safety, and efficacy of treating severe symptomatic aortic and carotid stenosis. In the older population and in the presence of multiple comorbidities that arise during the surgery, a less invasive transcatheter treatment may be the only reasonable option. We discuss this topic by analyzing a case of an 84-year-old man who underwent a combined single-stage transcatheter procedure. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract&nb...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 12, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gennari, Marco Trabattoni, Piero Bartorelli, Antonio L. Agrifoglio, Marco Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

Posterior Nutcracker Phenomenon in a Patient with Left Atrial Isomerism
Conclusion Detection of the NCP especially involving such a rare anatomical anomaly as an azygos continuation has a crucial importance for diagnostic and surgical procedures. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - November 12, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tsvelodub, Stanislav Putman, L éon M. Gieselmann, Andrea Sievers, Hans-Hinrich Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Ascendobifemoral Bypass for the Treatment of a Thoracic Endograft Infection
Conclusion The implantation of an ascendobifemoral bypass was a successful treatment option for EIs after TEVAR. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pleger, Sebastian Paul Nink, Nadine B öning, Andreas Koshty, Ahmed Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-In-Ring and Aortic Valve-In-Valve Implantation
Conclusion This case demonstrates feasibility of concomitant transcatheter aortic ViV and tricuspid ViR procedures. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Reichart, Daniel Schofer, Niklas Deuschl, Florian Schaefer, Andreas Blankenberg, Stefan Reichenspurner, Hermann Schaefer, Ulrich Conradi, Lenard Tags: Case Report Cardiac Source Type: research

Old Solutions for New Troubles in Complications after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Conclusion Surgery is an excellent choice for complex complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair with previous failed attempts of endovascular resolution. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - August 25, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fortunato, German Alberto St öger, Guillermo Marenchino, Ricardo Gustavo Kotowicz, Vadim Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal Bleed from a Left Ventricle to Colonic Interposition Graft Fistula following an Esophagectomy
In this report, we discuss the presentation, operative intervention, and postoperative care of a patient who presented with a left ventricle to esophageal colonic interposition graft fistula. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - July 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Al Khalifa, Abdulwahab McMaster, William Gourdin Schieman, Colin Whitlock, Richard Ricci, Christopher Danter, Matthew Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

A Rare Complication of TEVAR Performed for Complex Acute Stanford B Aortic Dissection
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2017; 06: e18-e21 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603930Management of aortic dissection with a novel endovascular technique known as thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) paired with surgical debranching as a less invasive alternative to conventional repair has gained widespread acceptance. However, experience for complicated, Stanford type B dissection involving the aortic arch is still limited. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoraci...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Awad, George Zardo, Patrick Baraki, Hassina Kutschka, Ingo Tags: Case Report: Vascular Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary Management of a Perforated Aneurysmal Arteria Lusoria: A Case Report
Conclusion In emergency cases with acute bleeding, we recommend an endovascular approach to avoid the lethal sequel of arterial leakage. Whenever possible, the pulsatile blood flow to the right arm should be restored. Management should be tailored to the nature of the aneurysmal aberrant RSA, patient's comorbidities, and concomitant lesions. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 15, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rouman, Mina Petrovitch, Alexander Gey, Eva-Maria Kuntze, Thomas Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

It's Rare So Be Aware: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Mimicking Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation
We report this case to increase awareness about this entity so that the pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, radiologist, and pathologist recognize it early. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - April 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Haider, Fayza Al Saad, Khulood Al-Hashimi, Fatima Al-Hashimi, Hakima Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

Myocardial Ischemia Caused by Subepicardial Hematoma
Conclusion Surgical removal is an efficient therapy for subepicardial hematoma inducing myocardial ischemia. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Grieshaber, Philippe Nef, Holger B öning, Andreas Niemann, Bernd Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Giant Left Atrial Myxoma: Cause for Position-Dependent Nocturnal Dyspnea and Cardiac Murmur
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2017; 06: e1-e2 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597987Primary tumors of the heart are rare. The majority of them are benign, the left atrial myxoma being the most frequent one. Clinical appearance varies from unapparent to life-threatening complications such as stroke, acute heart failure, or even sudden death. Diagnosis and consecutive surgical treatment strongly depend on the clinical symptoms, but their extent does not correlate with the risk for serious complications. Therefore, patients with variable clinical presentation can be especially endangered. Consequent diagnostic and immediate operative ther...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - February 16, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hillebrand, Julia Martens, Sven Hoffmeier, Andreas Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Open Access Publishing: A Remark on Quality Control
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2016; 05: i-i DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597565 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 21, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: B öning, Andreas Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

A Cardiac Graft from a Donor with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis —A Case Report
We report a case of a 51-year-old male patient with successful orthotopic heart transplantation from a donor with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. After a good recovery, the patient was discharged to rehabilitation 2 months after transplantation. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - December 19, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Huenges, Katharina Panholzer, Bernd Cremer, Jochen Haneya, Assad Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Paradoxical Embolus Stuck in a Patent Foramen Ovale
THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1593395In-hospital mortality rate of an embolus in transit is as high as 44.7%. In some cases, a paradoxical embolus can get stuck in a patent foramen ovale. Because of the high mortality rate, this condition should be considered as an emergency case. Echocardiography has been established as the gold standard method for the diagnosis. A negative echocardiography, however, does not rule out an embolus in transit. To rule out pulmonary embolisms, a computed tomography scan of the chest should also be performed.A cardiothoracic surgeon should be consulted immediately upon diagno...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - October 3, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kohistani, Zaki Probst, Chris Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Redo Operation of Recurrent Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm: Optimizing Surgical Strategy
Conclusion Our recommendation is complete resection and bypassing instead of a mere diameter reduction to avoid further progression of the disease. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - September 16, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hillebrand, Julia Rukosujew, Andreas Martens, Sven Boese, Dirk Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Acute Pulmonary Artery Obstruction as the Primary Manifestation of a Rapidly Growing Intimal Sarcoma in a 54-Year-Old Patient
We present the case of a male patient with a rapidly progressive pulmonary tumor who underwent urgent pneumonectomy for increasing symptoms of chest pain and septic clinical picture. Histological analysis revealed the diagnosis of a pulmonary artery sarcoma. Despite an R1-resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, the patient is in good clinical health and free of tumor relapse 1 year after the surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovas...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - August 30, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Westhofen, Sumi Kugler, Christian Reichenspurner, Hermann Deuse, Tobias Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research

3D Heart Model and 4D Flow MRI 20 Years after Spiral Arterial Switch Operation
THORAC CARDIOV SURG ReportsDOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584513Case of a patient is presented here 20 years after spiral direct anastomosis of the great arteries in an arterial switch operation. Three-dimensional model of the heart combined with four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging presents a novel comprehensive way to assess surgical results.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 21, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sievers, Hans-HinrichKheradvar, ArashKramer, Hans-HeinerRickers, Carsten Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Chronic Perforation of the Aortic Arch by Kirschner Wires
We describe a case of a 70-year-old woman whose aortic arch has been penetrated by two Kirschner wires used for fixation of a right clavicle fracture 13 years ago. Notably, the complication was an incidental finding during computed tomography angiography for clarification of transient nonspecific neurological symptoms.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 13, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nguyen, T. DungSandhaus, TimDoenst, Torsten Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Transcatheter Valve Unable to Cure Patient –Prosthesis Mismatch of Mosaic Bioprosthesis
We report a case with severe PPM after inserting a 23-mm Sapien (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, United States) valve into degenerated 23-mm Medtronic Mosaic prosthesis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States).[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 1, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Serio, Daniela Zierer, Andreas Doss, Mirko Moritz, Anton Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

Transcatheter Valve Unable to Cure Patient–Prosthesis Mismatch of Mosaic Bioprosthesis
We report a case with severe PPM after inserting a 23-mm Sapien (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, United States) valve into degenerated 23-mm Medtronic Mosaic prosthesis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States).[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - June 1, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Serio, DanielaZierer, AndreasDoss, MirkoMoritz, Anton Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research

A Technical Modification for Establishing Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion during Pulmonary Endarterectomy
THORAC CARDIOV SURG ReportsDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566264Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) due to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is mainly performed in deep hypothermic circulatory arrest without additional cerebroprotective means. A 49-year-old man was treated by PEA for CTEPH by using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion by advancing the tip of the systemic perfusion cannula into the brachiocephalic trunk. The postoperative course was uneventful.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  o...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - May 5, 2016 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Czerny, Martinvon Samson, PatrickPasslick, BernwardBeyersdorf, FriedhelmKroll, Johannes Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research