David Feller-Kopman

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Trapped Lung Syndrome

What every physician needs to know: Trapped lung syndrome refers to a condition in which the lung does not fully expand during pleural drainage to oppose the chest wall. This form of non-expandable lung is the sequela of prior pleural inflammation that results in the creation of a fibrous peel on the visceral pleura. The…

Tracheostomy: indications and complications

Tracheostomy 1. Description of the problem History of tracheostomy Tracheotomy is one of the oldest documented surgical procedures performed, with records of its performance by the ancient Egyptians and Hindus. The first appearance in the medical literature of the tracheostomy procedure is found in the medical text Epitome written by Paul of Aegina (625-690 BC).…

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