Alessandra Criscione

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Lung metastasectomy is considered a safe and potentially curative procedure despite there is not a strong evidence that metastasectomy prolongs long-term survival in patients with lung metastases. Moreover, the debate is open regarding the best approach for lung metastasectomy, video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open approach. A systematic review of(More)
Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraoperative intrapleural chemotherapy (HITHOC) are a known option for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This prospective study was started to prove that pleurectomy/decortication and HITHOC could be successfully performed in a low volume center. Criteria of inclusion were a proven diagnosis of MPM, early-stage(More)
The uniportal-video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique comprises operations which can be performed with skin incisions ranging from 2 to 8 cm and the manifest result of the introduction of the uniportal lobectomy had made possible to increase rapidly the number of published papers on this subject. Many of the large ensuing literature report(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that for complex surgical procedures, surgeons who treat more patients have better outcomes than their lower-volume counterparts. The aim of this paper is to review the experience with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies in our small thoracic unit (group A), to understand whether our short-term results were(More)
Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare intrathoracic neoplasms, especially in the giant form. The treatment of choice remains complete surgical resection which provides a benign clinical outcome. All patients need long-term follow-up due to the possibility of late recurrences. We describe 2 new cases of giant pleural fibrous tumor, which underwent(More)
Some patients suffering from spontaneous primary pneumothorax have a normal appearing lung during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS; stage I). There is a paucity of data on microscopic appearances of lung biopsies in patients with stage I pneumothorax. This prospective study aims to test the hypothesis that there is no histologically normal lung tissue(More)
A total of 13 patients (11 females, average age of 63 years) with elastofibromadorsi were retrospectively analyzed. The disease was confirmed by surgical intervention in five cases. In other patients (n = 8) the diagnosis was achieved on the basis of clinical and radiological features. Typical imaging features allow for the diagnosis of elastofibromadorsi.(More)
Lung biopsy is the last option to obtain lung tissue for a precise diagnosis in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Several surgical techniques have been reported. The successful application of a hybrid approach is herein reported. The procedure utilizes a single-trocar video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery technique to localize and withdraw the(More)