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BACKGROUND Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is an increasingly applied technique. Promising results of hepatic RF ablation raised expectations of its capabilities for treatment of primary and secondary lung tumors. Because of different thermal and electrical properties of lung tissue, compared with liver tissue, a simple analogy of tissue response is not(More)
Acute pneumothorax is a frequent complication after percutaneous pulmonary radiofrequency (RF) ablation. In this study we present three cases showing delayed development of pneumothorax after pulmonary RF ablation in 34 patients. Our purpose is to draw attention to this delayed complication and to propose a possible approach to avoid this major(More)
Due to their adjuvant effect and their ability to chaperone tumor-associated peptides, heat shock proteins constitute a potent alarm signal for the immune system and can lead to activation of anti-tumor T-cell immunity. Radiofrequency ablation has been reported to induce heat shock protein expression especially that of heat shock protein 70 in sublethally(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery alone for stage III non-small cell lung cancer provides a 5-year survival of 20% and competes with multimodal treatments. In 1999, a trimodal protocol was implemented at the Schillerhöhe Clinic. The aim of this study was to verify the feasibility and outcome of this trimodal protocol including survival, risk factors for survival, and(More)
Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura (SFTP) is a rare tumor of the pleura. Worldwide about 800 patients diagnosed with this oncological entity have been described in the existing literature. We report our center's 13 year experience. During this time three patients suffering from this rare disease have been treated in our department. All patients were(More)
We present a rare case of a 74 year old female with unruptured aneurysm of the left coronary sinus of Valsalva accompanied with patent foramen ovale and atrial fibrillation. This rare combination was detected during diagnostics for a cardiac etiology stroke. The left coronary sinus of Valsalva was reconstructed using an autologous pericardial patch, the(More)
Objective: To determine the prevalence of anterior chest wall deformities in young Greek male soldiers and to record the accompanying diseases. Methods: About 9.000 young male soldiers were included in our study. They were aged from 18 to 24 years. They all underwent a thorough clinical examination and a chest X-ray. By soldiers with clinically diagnosed(More)
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