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Thoracoscopic Pleurodesis for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax With High Recurrence Risk: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Objective:To compare the efficacy and safety between apical pleurectomy and pleural abrasion with minocycline in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) with high recurrence risk. Background:TheExpand
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgical Thymectomy to Treat Early Thymoma: A Comparison with the Conventional Transsternal Approach
BackgroundFor thymoma, the feasibility of resection via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) remains controversial. The objective of our study was to compare the outcomes of VATS andExpand
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18 years surgical experience with mediastinal mature teratoma.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Few studies have examined the surgical outcomes of mediastinal mature teratoma in Taiwan. In the present study, the clinicopathological characteristics of mature teratoma and theirExpand
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Bronchoscopic gluing for post-lung-transplant bronchopleural fistula.
A 44-year-old female patient diagnosed as pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis with respiratory failure underwent bilateral sequential lung transplantation using an entire left lung and aExpand
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Cystic malignant teratoma with early recurrence after intraoperative spillage.
Teratoma with malignant transformation, defined as germ cell tumors with a malignant component of nongerm cell tumors, such as sarcomas and carcinomas, is rarely seen in the mediastinum. A rare caseExpand
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Primary pulmonary plasmacytoma with immunoglobulin G/λ light chain monoclonal gammopathy
linical Summary 72-year-old man, a heavy smoker for more than 50 years, had a roductive cough with whitish sputum for many years. The chest -ray film showed a nodule in the right lung. The chestExpand
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Short-term outcomes of cadaveric lung transplantation in ventilator-dependent patients
IntroductionSurvival after cadaveric lung transplantation (LTx) in respiratory failure recipients who were already dependent on ventilation support prior to transplantation is poor, with a relativelyExpand
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Thymic carcinoma associated with Sjögren's syndrome and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone.
Thymomas are thymic epithelial tumors. The term thymoma has been customarily restricted to those neoplasms arising from or exhibiting differentiation toward thymic epithelial cells. Thymomas withExpand
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Thoracoscopic Diagnosis of Right-sided Bochdalek Hernia in an Adult with Traumatic Injury
A 49-year-old woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Rupture of the right diaphragm and liver herniation were suspected from the chest radiography and computed tomographic scan. However, dueExpand