Birgit Feil

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OBJECTIVE After an observational study on 50 patients determined the efficacy and safety of a small calibre (19F), flexible, fluted spiral drains with round cross-section after non-cardiac thoracic surgery we undertook a prospective study to compare these drains to standard chest drains also in terms of pain using a Visual Analog Score. METHODS One(More)
The aim of this study was: (1) to compare the new pathological findings as detected by the IASLC/ATS/ERS classification with the traditional radiological features in pulmonary pN0 adenocarcinomas, (2) to evaluate their prognostic significance on overall survival (OS). A total of 42 surgically resected pN0 pulmonary adenocarcinomas were analyzed. On CT(More)
Bronchopulmonary carcinoids are one of the most common cause of ectopic secretion of corticotropin (ACTH) and account for approximately 1% of all the patients in whom Cushing's syndrome develops. We reviewed 98 cases described in the World Literature and we report on two new cases. A 60-year old woman affected by Cushing's syndrome underwent to surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term and the long-term results of bronchoplastic resections (BR) performed for central carcinoid tumors (CCT). METHODS Retrospective study of patients who underwent BR for a CCT between 1966 and 2003. RESULTS BRs were performed in 25 patients out of 92 (27%) who were resected for CCT. Median age was 37 years. All patients(More)
Intestinal ischemia in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (PAPS) could be due to arterial thrombosis from hypercoagulability. A male patient, 45 years old, was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of acute abdomen and after laparotomy he developed sepsis, right kidney infarction, jejunal ischemia, aortic thrombosis, wide necrosis of both gluteus muscles,(More)
The main indications for cervical mediastinoscopy are preoperative staging of lung cancer and diagnostic biopsy of mediastinal mass (lymphoma, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis etc.). We undertook a retrospective review of our experience of mediastinal exploration by cervical media-stinoscopy: 253 mediastinoscopies were performed on 252 patients (195 male and 57(More)
BACKGROUND Multifocal NSCLC in the same lobe are staged as T4. This study was designed to assess the impact of multifocal NSCLC in the same lobe on survival in completely resected node-negative patients to determine whether the T4 (stage III B) designation is valid. METHOD We reviewed our database from October 1987 through 2004 to identify completely(More)
We report a case of a 76-year-old female with multiple lung nodules (Fig. 1 Rx). Pathologic evaluation of the lower left video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy VATS-lobectomy showed four nodules that were described as pulmonary epithelioid hemangio-endothelioma (PEH); the immunohistochemical stains showed that the neoplastic cells expressed(More)
A mammographic screening program was started in 1999 in the Province of Verona and was offered to women aged 50-69. The purpose of this study was to analyse and compare our data, particularly the type of surgery and histotype, with the literature data where no screening program was implemented. During the first three years of the screening, 113 patients(More)
We analyzed the relative expression of Hematopoietic cell phosphatase (HCP) in mononuclear cells (MNC) of peripheral blood (PB), bone marrow (BM) and spleen of patients with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) and normal donors. Two regions of HCP with alternative exon skipping of exon 6 or exon 12 are described. There was no difference in the(More)