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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Available data on the malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (mSFTP), a very rare neoplasm with unpredictable prognosis, are scarce. The aim of this study is to collectively analyze the aggregated data from the largest series in the English literature to date, a multicenter, 10-year study of 50-cases. METHODS We retrospectively(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)
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate factors influencing long-term survival in 19 patients with primary neuroendocrine tumours of the thymus. METHODS From January 1990 to December 2004, 19 patients (14 males, 5 females; mean age 48.6 years) were surgically treated for a primary neuroendocrine tumour of the thymus. RESULTS All patients underwent radical R0(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)
OBJECTIVE Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung are considered aggressive. However, reported prognoses are heterogeneous and the optimum treatment remains undefined. We retrospectively evaluated outcomes in a series of patients with a pathological diagnosis of large cell neuroendocrine lung carcinoma, who underwent lung resection. We also assessed(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The choice of surgical approach to non-small cell lung cancer invading the chest wall, extrapleural resection versus en bloc chest wall resection, is much more related to the experience of the surgeon than to objective criteria. The aim of the present study is to help to establish a rationale for en bloc chest wall resection in lung cancer(More)