Ciprian F Pricopi

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OBJECTIVES During the last decades, pneumonectomy has been increasingly seen as a risky procedure, first reserved for tumours not amenable to lobectomy, and now discouraged even in advanced stages of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our purpose was to assess the long-term survival following pneumonectomy for NSCLC and its prognostic factors. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES Nowadays, early-stage lung cancers are more frequently encountered. Selective lymph node (LN) dissection based on lobe-specific lymphatic pathway has been proposed. Our aim was to study nodal involvement according to tumour location. METHODS We reviewed 1779 lobectomized patients and analysed their pathological characteristics according to(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined whether the changes in clinical practice with time correlated with the changes in the 90-day mortality following pneumonectomy. METHODS The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing pneumonectomy in two French centres from 1980 to 2009 were prospectively collected. The 90-day postoperative course was retrospectively(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVES; Patients with extrathoracic synchronous solitary metastasis and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are rare. The effectiveness of both tumour sites resection is difficult to evaluate because of the high variability among clinical studies. We reviewed our experience regarding the management and prognosis of these patients. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Common video systems for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) provide the surgeon a two-dimensional (2D) image. This study aimed to evaluate performances of a new three-dimensional high definition (3D-HD) system in comparison with a two-dimensional high definition (2D-HD) system when conducting a complete thoracoscopic lobectomy (CTL). (More)
OBJECTIVES Pneumonectomy for benign disease is rare but is thought to have a higher more postoperative morbidity and mortality than when performed for lung cancer. We questioned this by assessing and analysing indications and postoperative outcomes of patients who underwent this type of resection. METHODS We used Epithor, the French national thoracic(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer may invade the pericardium (T3) and the intrapericardial pulmonary veins and left atrium (T4). Our purpose was to analyze the characteristics of this invading process in search of the reasons explaining its poor prognosis. METHODS The clinical records of 4,668 patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer between January 1983 and(More)
BACKGROUND Historically, right middle lobe (RML) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been reported to be associated with a higher rate of pneumonectomy than other right-sided locations. Because this would discourage minimally invasive approaches in RML-NSCLC, we sought to update this assertion through the study of a large surgical series. METHODS(More)
Diaphragm pacing (DP) is an orphan surgical procedure that may be proposed in strictly selected ventilator-dependent patients to get an active diaphragm contraction. The goal is to wean from mechanical ventilation (MV) and restore permanent efficient breathing. The two validated indications, despite the lack of randomised control trials, concern patients(More)
The greater the number of lymph node (LN) sampled (NLNsS) during lung cancer surgery, the lower the risk of underestimating the pN-status and the better the outcome of the pN0-patients due to stage-migration. Thus, regarding LN sampling "to be or not to be", number is the question. Recent studies advocate removing 10 LNs. The most suitable NLNsS is(More)