Francisco Vargas Suso

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BACKGROUND Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness and fatigue of voluntary muscles. Surgical treatment of choice for myasthenia gravis has been thymectomy. However, thymectomy indications and surgical approach are still controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of partial median sternotomy approach to(More)
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in many clinical situations and is relatively simple to perform with the proper techniques. Local anesthetic techniques are often preferable for bronchoscopy since the examination is mostly undertaken as outpatient procedure. When the topical anesthesia is supplemented with light(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is an invasive neoplasm with neuronal differentiation, which frequently results in metastasis in various organs. We report the case of a patient with primitive neuroectodermal tumor whose primary site was the axilla. The patient presented with metastases in the lung, pleura, bone, iliac muscle and bone marrow. We highlight(More)
UNLABELLED Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries can impact on the pericardium and pleural space, leading to inflammation which can cause effusion. AIM To study the role of the proliferative cytokines TGF-beta and VEGF in the fluids of 16 transudates and 43 pleural effusions of patients who underwent CABG at the Heart Unit and Pulmonology Unit of(More)
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