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Between April 1992 and April 1993, we performed fifty-four mediastinal biopsies in 51 patients with a mediastinal mass. Nine of these had lung cancer with mediastinal lymphadenopathy, and the remaining 42 had various primary mediastinal lesions. We have performed twenty video-assisted thoracic surgical procedure, twenty-six mediastinoscopies, and eight(More)
BACKGROUND Thymomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors. Treatment of invasive lesions is not well standardized. The aim of this study is to propose a clinicopathologically based protocol for multimodality therapy. METHODS Between 1965 and 1988, we operated on 83 patients with thymoma who did not receive standardized adjuvant therapy. In 1989, on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) on hemodynamics and oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) in the lateral decubitus position in patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty consecutive patients scheduled for thoracotomy. INTERVENTIONS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The reported 5-year survival rate after pulmonary metastasectomy from colorectal carcinoma, usually accomplished through thoracotomy or median sternotomy, ranges from 9 to 47%. Video-assisted thoracoscopy (VAT) is employed routinely for many thoracic surgical procedures, but the main concern about this approach for resection of lung(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the cornerstone of therapy for thymic tumors, but the optimal treatment for advanced, infiltrative lesions is still controversial. The introduction of multimodality protocols has substantially modified survival and recurrence rate. We reviewed our 13-year prospective experience with multimodality treatment of stage III thymoma and(More)
In this study the authors have investigated the clinicopathologic correlations in 80 consecutive cases of thymoma in order to establish the clinical usefulness of histologic subtyping of these tumours. All cases were histologically examined and classified according to Salyer and Eggleston and to Marino and Müller-Hermelink classifications. Therefore,(More)
Thymic tumors comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. The evolution of the disease is often unpredictable, ranging from an indolent attitude to the possibility of intra- and extrathoracic spread. From the histological point of view, thymoma and thymic carcinoma are the most frequent subtypes and arise only(More)
OBJECTIVES Video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy is currently the best treatment for palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis. It can be performed through either one or two stages of surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the operative and postoperative results of two-stage unilateral vs one-stage bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy. METHODS From November(More)
BACKGROUND Thymectomy is an effective and accepted treatment for myasthenia gravis, but thymectomy for ocular myasthenia gravis (Osserman stage I) is controversial. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and propriety of thymectomy for the treatment of ocular myasthenia gravis. METHODS We conducted a review and follow-up of all patients who had thymectomy for(More)
OBJECTIVE Reconstruction of the pulmonary artery in association with lung resection is technically feasible with low morbidity and mortality. To assess long-term outcome, we report our 20-year experience. METHODS Between 1989 and 2008, we performed pulmonary artery reconstruction in 105 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (tangential resections not(More)