Giovanni Antonio Marsico

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Video-assisted thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It is the procedure of choice for the treatment of certain lung and pleural diseases. It has been increasingly used in the acute phase of thoracic trauma. Another indication for its use, which is rarely described in the literature, is for the removal of retained intrathoracic foreign(More)
Patients with bullets in the pericardial sac without myocardial injuries are rare, and most commonly are associated with significant trauma. The diagnosis of an intrapericardial foreign body can be difficult. Its removal is always indicated because it prevents pericarditis, either sterile or infectious, with potential for other significant complications.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinicopathological aspects of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) and the survival in a sample of patients at clinical stage I. METHODS A retrospective study involving 26 patients diagnosed with clinical stage I BAC and undergoing surgery at the Thoracic Diseases Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in the city(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of cavernostomy in patients with complex fungal balls. METHODS We analyzed the medical records of patients undergoing cavernostomy between January 2005 and May 2013, evaluating: age, gender, preoperative signs and symptoms, predisposing disease, preoperative tests, location of the aspergilloma, etiologic agent,(More)
OBJECTIVE To make a narrative review of the accuracy of induced sputum for diagnosis of pulmonary disease in HIV-infected patients. DATA SOURCES The MEDLINE, LILACS, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. reference lists, abstracts of conference proceedings and scientific meetings were hand searched. METHODS STUDY SELECTION Fifteen articles(More)
Traumatic lung herniation is an unusual clinical problem. We present a case of a large left post-traumatic lung hernia on the left, anterior, second intercostal space following blunt chest trauma. An important factor in the etiology of these lesions is the relative lack of muscular support of the anterior part of the chest. This report describes the(More)
We report the case of a 56-year-old patient who underwent left single lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Despite the high level of immunosuppression after the surgery, there was rapid progression to IPF in the native (right) lung as demonstrated by thoracoscopic lung biopsy. After 104 days on mechanical ventilation (MV), the(More)
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