Georgia Kalafati

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Physiology changes of the pleura in spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) patients are not known with its etiology remaining unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the pleural electrophysiology profile of SP patients and to compare it with the normal pleural electrophysiology. Specimens from nine patients who underwent surgery for persistent SP were(More)
We present a case of human pulmonary dirofilariasis, diagnosed in a 55-year-old heavy smoker (male) by wedge resection of the pulmonary lesion and histologic examination. The dirofilaria lesion had the clinical and radiographic appearance of a peripheral pulmonary lesion invading the anterior chest wall and mediastinum. The reported radiographic image of(More)
Spontaneous pneumothorax is a common surgical disease that is a surgical emergency. It can be divided into primary (caused by microscopic blebs <1 cm in diameter) and secondary (asthmatic, catamenial, neonatal, caused by emphysematic bullae or chronic respiratory obstruction) varieties. This surgical entity has been closely associated to a variety of(More)
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