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Malignant pleural mesotheliomas are rare tumors. Their occurrence is often associated with the exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is widely used in various industries as well as for many types of products in everyday use. In Croatia in the period from 1989 to 1998, the rate of incidence was 0.4-1.1/100,000. The highest rate of incidence was in the Districts of(More)
The authors measured the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) neutrophils, neutrophil elastase and albumin in 60 patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, 18 patients with other interstitial lung diseases and 14 healthy controls in order to evaluate its significance in the prognosis of sarcoidosis. The concentrations were measured by enzymoimmunoassay and radial(More)
Lymphocytic alveolitis is the characteristic feature of active sarcoidosis. High intensity alveolitis (more than 28% of lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) implicates, according to some authors, specific, most often poor prognosis. Twenty-seven patients with active pulmonary sarcoidosis were grouped according to the intensity of lymphocytic(More)
A 65-year old male patient was admitted to the hospital because of superior vena cava syndrome. Chest X-ray, CT of the thorax, phlebography and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mediastinal tumor, which filled superior vena cava spreading to the right atrium and sinking to the right ventricle. The patient underwent incomplete surgical resection of(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is increasingly recognized in "Jordanovac" Clinical hospital for lung diseases. The characteristic pathohistologic finding is the granulated tissue plugs within the lumen of small airways which extend into the alveolar ducts and alveoli. Numerous conditions and diseases show such histologic picture but(More)
We present a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome which appeared with asthma, chronic sinuitis, peripheral and tissue oeosinophilia, migratory pulmonary infiltrates and polyneuropathy but without histologically proven granuloma or vasculitis. The patient successfully recovered under corticosteroid therapy. The aim of this presentation is early recognition of(More)
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