Eleftherios Kostopoulos

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INTRODUCTION The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma assesses reliably the status of the regional lymph node basins, provides valuable prognostic information, facilitates early therapeutic lymphadenectomy and identifies patients who are candidates for different adjuvant treatments. The current study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchopleural fistula is a severe complication after pneumonectomy or lobectomy. Local application of silver nitrate to seal bronchopleural fistulae was reported once 25 years ago with considerable success but was never repeated. We aimed to develop and evaluate a concrete technique of applying silver nitrate through a flexible bronchoscope to(More)
INTRODUCTION Eyelid melanoma is a rare condition corresponding to less than 1% of all eyelid malignancy. The aim of the current study is to present the experience of our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1986 to 2009, 972 patients with a melanoma have been studied retrospectively. Each patient was evaluated in relation with age, sex, location of the(More)
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