Christos Asteriou

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Smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP) are mesenchymal uterine tumors lying between benign leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas. Although lung metastases from uterine leiomyosarcoma are common, "STUMP" usually does not metastasize. A case of a 51-year-old woman with progressive dyspnea on exertion and multiple space-occupying lesions in(More)
BACKGROUND Glomus tumor is an uncommon neoplasm derived from cells of the neuromyoarterial glomus or glomus body. Most glomus tumours occur in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. A case of a primary pulmonary glomus tumour originating in the right upper lobe is presented. CASE PRESENTATION A 74-yr-old male was admitted with siccus cough, dyspnea and(More)
Acute renal arterial thrombosis is a rare but very urgent situation demanding immediate treatment. It is characterized by unspecific symptomatology which often misleads the clinicians. As a result, precious time can be lost until the correct diagnosis is reached. The case of a 53-year-old female who underwent a left upper lobectomy for lung cancer is(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in visual acuity combined with blurred vision is rarely the first sign of lung cancer and very few cases have been announced globally. CASE PRESENTATION A case of a 46-year-old man who admitted with blurred vision is presented. His medical history, apart from a mild gastritis under treatment was negative. Ocular examination revealed a(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous metastases in the facial region occur in less than 0.5% of patients with metastatic cancer. CASE PRESENTATION A 52-year-old woman who admitted with a lung and a skull skin nodule is presented. She had a known diagnosis of uterine leiomyosarcoma following an extended total hysterectomy two years ago. Excision biopsy of both nodules(More)
Bronchogenic cysts are lesions of congenital origin derived from the primitive foregut. The usual presentation of bronchogenic cyst in the mediastinum is related to cyst infection or adjacent organs compression. A case of a bronchogenic esophageal cyst presenting with progressive dysphagia in a 46-year-old man is described. A video-assisted thoracoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural effusion is a common sequelae in patients with certain malignancies. It represents a terminal condition with short median survival (in terms of months) and the goal is palliation. Aim of our study is to analyze morbidity, mortality and life expectancy following videothoracoscopic talc poudrage. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND Chylous cardiac tamponade is a rare condition with little known cause. CASE PRESENTATION A case of an otherwise healthy woman who admitted with dyspnea and palpitations is presented. She had a history of a painful flexion-hyperextension of the spine. Diagnostic evaluation proved a chylous pericardial effusion with a disruption of the anterior(More)
BACKGROUND Leiomyomas of esophagus, although rare, are the most frequent benign tumors of esophagus. Aim of this study is the presentation of 7 patients with esophageal leiomyomas who underwent surgical treatment during a 9-year period. METHODS Epidemiological data (sex, age), the presenting symptoms, diagnostic examinations, tumor location,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative morbidity and inhospital length of stay are considered major determinants of total health care expenditure associated with thoracic operations. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the role of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) compared to mini-muscle-sparing thoracotomy in facilitating early recovery and hospital(More)