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PURPOSE To assess the clinical success and short-term patency of the Wallstent endoprosthesis in the treatment of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one 14-mm-diameter endoprostheses were implanted in 15 patients (mean age, 60 years) treated for SVC syndrome due to malignant compression (n = 14) or postirradiation fibrotic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze SCLC patients beyond 30 months, particularly their outcome, their way of life, and factors which could influence relapses, second-primary cancers and death. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1986 and May 1995, 263 SCLC patients who survived longer than 30 months were included from 52 French institutions.(More)
Cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare tumour with very poor prognosis especially in patients with metastatic disease. We present the case of a 43 year old patient with angiosarcoma revealed by open lung biopsy for multiple pulmonary metastases. Cardiac symptoms were limited to a moderate pericarditis and no echocardiographic sign of heart tumour was observed. The(More)
The antero-posterior X-ray film of the chest is still a basic examination in everyday clinical practice. It supplies multiple data but reading of the image is difficult and requires much accuracy and method. In this review paper we examine all the artefacts, pitfalls and diagnostic problems we have encountered in many years of experience, irrespective of(More)