John J Nigro
Affiliation: University of Southern California
- Perforating Barrett's ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistulaJohn J Nigro
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 73:302-4. 2002..This rare complication was successfully managed by using a staged surgical approach, which combined the principles used for treating benign esophagorespiratory fistulas and perforating Barrett's ulcers...
- Bullets and biliptysisJohn J Nigro
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 73:1645-7. 2002..We report a bronchial biliary fistula resulting from penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma and the use of positive-pressure ventilation to obtain initial fistula control prior to definitive surgical repair...
- Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leafletJohn J Nigro
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:440-7. 2004..Myxomatous mitral valve insufficiency is traditionally repaired by posterior leaflet quadrangular resection and reconstruction. A simplified repair technique without leaflet resection is described, and our initial experience is reviewed...
- Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedureJohn J Nigro
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 80:1924-8. 2005..This case of lethal conduit obstruction presented 3 months after initial palliation. Early cardiac catheterization and second stage palliation may be necessary to minimize the risk of such adverse events after the Sano modification...