DOI: 10.1055/s-00000085

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

Issue 08 · Volume 56 · December 2008 DOI: 10.1055/s-002-13880

Basic Science

Original Cardiovascular

Al-Sarraf, N.; Thalib, L.; Hughes, A.; Tolan, M.; Young, V.; McGovern, E.: Lack of Correlation between Smoking Status and Early Postoperative Outcome following Valve Surgery
Civelek, A.; Ak, K.; Akgün, S.; Isbir, S. C.; Arsan, S.: Tricuspid Valve Replacement: An Analysis of Risk Factors and Outcomes
Böning, A.; Bürger, S.; Fraund, S.; Attmann, T.; Cremer, J. T.; Hedderich, J.; Lutter, G.: Should the Aortic Valve Be Replaced in Patients with Mild Aortic Stenosis Admitted for Coronary Surgery?

Original Thoracic

Original Cardiovascular

Albert, A.; Hassanein, W.; Florath, I.; Voehringer, L.; Abugameh, A.; Ennker, J.: Technical Aspects of Composite Arterial T-Grafts: Estimation of Required Conduit Length by a Simple Formula

Pfannschmidt, J.; Bischoff, M.; Muley, T.; Kunz, J.; Zamecnik, P.; Schnabel, P. A.; Hoffmann, H.; Dienemann, H.; Heussel, C. P.: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Metastases with Helical CT: The Effect of Imaging Techniques
Nadir, A.; Sahin, E.; Ozum, U.; Karadag, O.; Tezeren, G.; Kaptanoglu, M.: Thoracotomy in Spine Surgery

Short Communications

Strauch, J. T.; Madershahian, N.; Haldenwang, P.; Wahlers, T.: Case of Left Atrial Metastasis of a Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

Case Reports

Kilic, D.; Findikcioglu, A.; Sahin, E.; Bilen, A.; Bakiner, O.; Hatipoglu, A.: Bilateral Trapped Lung with Concomitant Wermer's Syndrome and Cutis Laxa
Onen, A.; Karacam, V.; Eyuboglu, G. M.; Karapolat, S.; Sanli, A.; Ozer, E.: Primer Hydatid Cyst of Thymus: Report of a Case
Huang, T.-W.; Lee, S.-C.; Chen, J.-C.; Hsu, H.-H.; Cheng, Y.-L.: Cavernous Hemangioma of the Sternum