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Patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer infiltrating the left atrium (LA) or the intrapericardial base of the pulmonary veins (PVs) are generally not considered good candidates for surgery because of the poor long-term survival. In the last 10 years, 31 consecutive patients with non-small cell lung cancer directly invading the LA or the(More)
A 79-year-old woman had a primary tumor of the pulmonary artery, which was initially diagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Multislice angio-computed tomography showed a solid mass in the right pulmonary artery. Radical resection of the tumor was achieved by right pneumonectomy via a transsternal transpericardial approach. The patient was alive and(More)
Thoracic chordomas are very rare malignant tumours originating from notochordal remnants. These tumours develop within a vertebral body and enlarge involving the mediastinal compartment. Because of their slow-growing attitude, they become symptomatic only when they invade or compress the spinal cord and/or mediastinal organs. We present a rare case of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Mediastinal mature teratoma is a benign, slow-growing tumor typically affecting 20- to 40-year-old adults. Fluid examination from the cystic masses rarely shows enzymatic activity as we describe in this report. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a giant mediastinal germ cell tumor (measuring 15 cm × 14 cm × 8 cm) detected in a 35-year-old(More)
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