Barbara Canneto

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OBJECTIVE From January 1998 to February 1999, 160 patients undergoing lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer were studied to define factors that increase the risk of postoperative supraventricular arrhythmia (SA) and to assess the effectiveness of amiodarone as an antiarrhythmic drug. METHODS All patients were monitored intraoperatively and(More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of adenocarcinoma and bronchoalveolar carcinoma has increased in recent years. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate radiological and pathological factors affecting survival in patients with bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC) or BAC associated with adenocarcinoma who underwent surgical treatment. METHODS From May 1988(More)
Due to the severity of respiratory symptoms, congenital lobar emphysema often requires surgical treatment in the early stages of life. Diagnosis of congenital lobar emphysema in adult life is therefore unusual, often presenting with mild symptoms. Diagnostic assessment is therefore of great importance in the treatment of these patients. A case of congenital(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors of the lung (NTL) are a distinct subset of tumors with a wide range of histological patterns and clinical behavior. Controversy still exists as to the ideal diagnostic and therapeutic approach to these neoplasms. A series of 44 consecutive NTL patients operated on at our Institution was retrospectively reviewed in order to critically(More)
OBJECTIVES In patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) the presence of satellite metastatic nodules may be considered a contraindication to surgical treatment. The use of spiral computed tomography (CT) scan has improved the accuracy of the diagnostic assessment of pulmonary diseases, but has also led to the detection of a consistent number of(More)
BACKGROUND Indications to surgical treatment of lung cancer in the elderly are still being discussed. The aim of this study was to evaluate postoperative complications and survival after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients 70 years of age or older. METHODS During a 4 year and 6 month period, 76 patients (67 men and 9 women) entered(More)
OBJECTIVE Persistent air leak is among the most common complications after pulmonary resection, leading to prolonged hospitalization and increased costs. At present there is not yet a consensus on their treatment. METHODS During a 7-year experience, 21 patients submitted to pulmonary resection were postoperatively treated with an autologous blood patch(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic surgeons have limited experience with treating localized organizing pneumonia owing to its rare occurrence in routine clinical practice. METHODS We retrospectively investigated the clinicopathologic features of 21 patients with localized organizing pneumonia observed between 2001 and 2004. RESULTS There were 15 men and 6 women. Mean(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal resection and reconstruction is the standard treatment for postintubation stenosis. However, when the stenosis extends proximally to the subglottic larynx surgical treatment is particularly difficult. Specific surgical techniques have to be used in order to preserve the recurrent laryngeal nerves. The aim of this study is to evaluate the(More)