Giuseppe Cardillo

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare neoplasm of the pleura. Although an increasing number of case series have been reported in recent years, so far clinical behavior is still unpredictable. The following article presents a detailed review of the recent larger series of SFTP with particular attention to the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Localized (solitary) fibrous tumors (LFTPs) of the pleura are rare, slow-growing neoplasms thought to originate from submesothelial connective tissue. The aim of this article is to present 55 new cases of LFTP, and to discuss the treatment of choice and the clinical behavior of such neoplasms. METHODS From July 1990 to November 1999, 55(More)
OBJECTIVE Postintubation tracheobronchial lacerations (PITLs) are traditionally managed surgically. We sought to evaluate the rationale for non-surgical management of PITL. METHODS From January 2003 to November 2008, 30 patients with PITL were observed in our institution. PITL were graded as follows: Level I - mucosal or submucosal tracheal involvement(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchial carcinoid tumors show a favorable outcome. We sought to determinate the variables influencing the long-term survival of patients treated for bronchial carcinoid tumors. METHODS We conducted a retrospective single institutional review of 163 patients surgically treated from January 1990 to April 2002. According to 1999 World Health(More)
Neurotrophins (NTs) promote survival and differentiation of central and peripheral neurons, and display several activities also in non-neuronal cells. Human lungs synthesize and release NTs, which are probably involved in the pathophysiology of pulmonary disturbances. In this article the expression and anatomic localization of nerve growth factor,(More)
BACKGROUND Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the thymus (NETT) are rare tumors and represent a distinct category of tumors collectively displaying morphologic and biological neuroendocrine features. We sought to evaluate factors influencing long-term survival in patients with primary NETT. METHODS From January 1990 to April 2011, 35 patients (27 male(More)
BACKGROUND Timing and surgical approach in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) are not well defined. The objective of this study is to propose a treatment protocol by videothoracoscopy (VATS) in PSP. METHODS From July 1992 to May 1998, 432 patients underwent VATS treatment of PSP. Indications were: recurrent ipsilateral pneumothorax:(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary (localized) fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare slow-growing neoplasms that generally have a favorable prognosis. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the predictors of outcome in a series of 110 patients with SFTP. METHODS The records of 110 patients (63 men; mean age 56.4 years; range, 17 to 79) surgically treated for SFTP(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the outcome of 861 patients treated with videothoracoscopic talc poudrage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS From September 1995 through January 2004, a total of 861 patients (578 male, 283 female, mean age 28.6 years) underwent videothoracoscopy for recurrent and complicated primary spontaneous pneumothorax.(More)
Pleural infection is a frequent clinical condition. Prompt treatment has been shown to reduce hospital costs, morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in treatment have been variably implemented in clinical practice. This statement reviews the latest developments and concepts to improve clinical management and stimulate further research. The European(More)