Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Carinatum (Pigeon Chest)

Pectus carinatum is the protruding deformity of the chest wall. It is seen less frequently than pectus excavatum. Pectus carinatum occurs in the form of unilateral or bilateral involvement of the rib cartilage and structural disruption in the upper or lower projection of the sternum.  Mixed deformities can also be seen. One side of the…

Chest Wall Deformity

Chest Wall Cancer

Primary chest wall cancers are a large group of benign or malignant tumors, which are originated from cortex, bone, cartilage and soft tissues in thorax. Spreads in the chest wall can stem from lungs, pleura, muscles, or breast cancer. These might be distant spreading or more often local involvement. Various non-cancer diseases might also spread…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery SURGICAL PROCEDURES ICU Stay: No HOSPITAL Stay: 1 day (rarely 2 days) TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 2 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery Consultations…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Mediastinal Tumor/Cyst Surgery

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Mediastinal Tumor/Cyst Surgery ICU Stay: 1 day HOSPITAL Stay: 5-6 days TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 14 – 16 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Lung Biopsy/Wedge Resection

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Lung Biopsy/Wedge Resection ICU Stay: No HOSPITAL Stay: 3-4 days TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 5 – 7 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery Consultations…

IPC (Intrapleural Permanent Tunnelled Chest Catheter for Malignant Pleural Effusion and Chylothorax)

Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) are increasingly being used for patients with recurrent malignant pleural effusions. They are simple to place and can be done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. IPCs uniformly relieve dyspnea and improve quality of life of patients with malignant pleural effusions. In some patients with recurrent non-malignant pleural effusions (chylothorax,…

Chest Wall Deformity (Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum) Corrective Surgery

Pectus excavatum, which is the most common chest wall deformity and is characterized by depression of the sternum. Pectus excavatum (PE), or “funnel chest,” is a deformity of the chest wall characterized by a sternal depression. The clinical significance of PE depends on three issues: ●Severity of the chest wall defect ●Cardiopulmonary morbidity ●Psychosocial impact,…

Chest Wall Tumor Surgery

Chest wall resection and reconstruction is the primary surgical option for chest wall tumors. This surgery involves the removal of one or more ribs to extract the tumor, followed by reconstruction to recreate a normal appearance after invasive surgery. Chest wall tumors are a heterogeneous group of lesions that provide an interesting diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for surgeons. They make up less than…