Gilbert Massard

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STUDY OBJECTIVE The clinical characteristics, histopathologic condition, and outcome of bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC) were studied to detect possible prognostic indicators. DESIGN A retrospective review was conducted of 97 patients who had a curative resection for BAC between 1975 and 1993. PATIENTS There were 83 men and 14 women with a mean age of 59(More)
This article reviews the literature on airway healing after lung transplantation. From a historical point of view, this has been the Achilles' heel of lung transplantation through two decades, from the first attempt at single-lung transplantation in 1963 to the clinical successes in the early 1980s. The overall incidence of lethal airway complications is(More)
BACKGROUND Although long-term complications of intubation and tracheostomy are well documented, little has been reported on acute complications of airway access techniques. METHODS Fourteen patients (1 male and 13 female patients) aged 15 to 80 years presented with tracheobronchial lacerations after single-lumen intubation (n = 9), double-lumen intubation(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent clinical success of epidermal growth factor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have raised hopes that targeting other deregulated growth factor signaling, such as the hepatocyte growth factor/MET pathway, will lead to new therapeutic options for NSCLC. Furthermore, NSCLC present secondary(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated KRAS (mKRAS (mutant KRAS)) and BRAF (mBRAF (mutant BRAF)) mutations to determine their prognostic potential in assessing patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) for lung metastasectomy. METHODS Data were reviewed from 180 patients with a diagnosis of CRC who underwent a lung metastasectomy between January 1998 and December 2011. (More)
From 1974 to 1991, 77 patients were admitted for pulmonary (55), pleural (16), or bronchial (6) aspergilloma. About 50% were asymptomatic. Sixty-three underwent operation. Pulmonary aspergillomas were operated on for therapeutic need in 26 and on principle in 18; the procedures were 28 lobar or segmental resections, 10 thoracoplasties, and 5(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the prognostic value of histologic indices in non-small cell lung cancer with particular interest in major blood vessel invasion. METHODS We studied 593 patients who had curative resection between November 1983 and December 1988. We determined the histology, T and N status, peritumoral lung tissue invasion, tumor stroma, necrosis,(More)
A mast cell infiltration of the bronchial smooth muscle layer has been reported in patients sensitized to common allergens. Stem cell factor (SCF) is a chemotactic and survival factor for mast cells. SCF is expressed as a soluble (sSCF) and a membrane-bound (mSCF) form, after alternative splicing of the exon encoding the proteolytic cleavage site. SCF(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to estimate operative risk, and to identify indicators of adverse prognosis, in patients undergoing pneumonectomy for chronic infection. METHODS Twenty-five patients aged 41 +/- 15 years underwent pneumonectomy (three completions) for chronic infection: sequelae of tuberculosis, 15; cystic bronchiectasis, 9; and(More)
BACKGROUND This study estimated operative risk and examined factors determining long-term survival after resection of typical carcinoid tumors. METHODS From 1976 to 1996, 139 consecutive patients (66 male and 73 female patients with a mean age of 47 +/- 15 years) underwent thoracotomy for typical carcinoid tumor. The tumors were centrally located in 102(More)