Ana Isabel Triviño Ramírez

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BACKGROUND The application of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in major pulmonary resections is still far from routine in most hospitals, even though the safety and technical feasibility of the procedure have by now been amply demonstrated. This paper reports on the surgical technique used by the authors for VATS lobectomy, on their experience of the(More)
Diaphragmatic plication is the most accepted treatment for symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia in adults. The fact that this pathology is infrequent and this procedure not been widespread means that this is an exceptional technique in our field. To estimate its use in the literature, we carried out a review in English and Spanish, to which we added our series.(More)
The Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology groups of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) have backed the publication of a handbook on recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Due to the high incidence and mortality of this disease, the best scientific evidence must be constantly updated and(More)
OBJECTIVE We present our experience in using videothoracoscopy for the staging and assessment of resectability of lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since 1993 we have carried out exploratory videothoracoscopy (EVT) for lung cancer staging and assessment of resectability. When intrapericardial vessel involvement is suspected, exploration by(More)
Mediastinitis is defined as acute or chronic inflammation of the mediastinal structures and generally has a low incidence. The most frequent acute cause is sternotomy following cardiac revascularization surgery with both internal mammary arteries, with an incidence of 0.4% to 5% and a mortality of 16.5% to 47%. The most frequent vector is Staphylococcus(More)
Paciente de 66 años con los siguientes antecedentes: empiema erecho en 2 ocasiones, resección atípica por adenocarcinoma invaivo LII (1,5 cm), a los 4 meses resección atípica por carcinoma pidermoide en LSD (2,5 cm) y decorticación por toracotomía. Diez meses después de la última intervención se completa la obectomía superior derecha acompañada de una(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic factors for survival in a series of patients who underwent surgery for pulmonary metastases from primary tumors in distinct organs. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 148 patients operated between May 2001 and May 2007. Multivariate analysis was used to evaluate overall survival. Patients scheduled(More)
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