Hendrick Dienemann

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour but with increasing incidence and a poor prognosis. In 2008, the European Respiratory Society/European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Task Force brought together experts to propose practical and up-to-dated guidelines on the management of MPM. To obtain an earlier and reliable diagnosis of MPM, the experts(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumors (synonym: plasma cell granulomas) of the lung and trachea are a group of non-neoplastic lesions of unknown etiology which may occur at any age. The complex histomorphology und proliferative capacity of these pseudotumors may result in diagnostic difficulties during intraoperative frozen section analysis. Four cases of inflammatory(More)
Oxidative damage is implicated in several chronic diseases including cancer. 8-Hydroxyguanine (8-oxoG) is one of the major promutagenic DNA lesions, which is produced by reactive oxygen species, causes G:C to T:A transversions and is excised by OGG1, an 8-oxoG specific DNA glycosylase/AP-Lyase. In a nested case-control study, gDNA from 105 Caucasian primary(More)
INTRODUCTION The German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention Trial (LUSI) is one of the European randomized trials investigating the efficacy of low-dose multislice computed tomography (MSCT) as a screening tool for lung cancer. In the evaluation of the first (prevalence) screening round, we observed exceptionally high early recall rates, which made the(More)
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) can sample enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To date, EBUS-TBNA has only been used to sample nodes visible on computed tomography (CT). The aim of the present study was to determine the accuracy of EBUS-TBNA in sampling nodes <or=1(More)
A total of 805 patients underwent lung resection for non-small-cell lung carcinoma at the University of Munich Medical Center, Klinikum Grosshadern, from 1978 through 1988. Microscopic residual disease at the bronchial margin was found in 21 patients (2.6%). The tumor residues showed either a mucosal (1%) or a extramucosal (1.6%) spreading pattern. Patients(More)
Low-dose multislice-CT (MSCT) detects many early-stage lung cancers with good prognosis, but whether it decreases lung cancer mortality and at which costs is yet insufficiently explored. Scope of the present study is to examine within a common European effort whether MSCT screening is capable to reduce the lung cancer mortality by at least 20 % and at which(More)
Individual susceptibility to carcinogens, an important determinant of disease risk, is influenced by host factors such as the ability to repair DNA lesions. In order to identify subjects who are at high risk, we have developed a microgel electrophoresis assay for use in molecular epidemiological studies. The assay was validated in a pilot case-control(More)
BACKGROUND Primary soft tissue sarcomas of the chest wall are uncommon and data concerning treatment and results are sparse. We reviewed our experience with chest wall resections of these lesions. METHODS Retrospective review of our database identified 25 patients (12 men, 13 women) who underwent chest wall resection for primary soft tissue sarcoma during(More)