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The objective of our study was to determine the safety of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) in nonhospitalized patients. The design was a prospective study of the consecutive cases from July 1987 until September 1988 in the setting of a university hospital of the third level with 1,800 beds. The patients were a consecutive sample of 169 patients who had 184(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical, radiologic and endoscopic characteristics of adults with tracheobronchial foreign bodies (FB), and to review the role of fiberoptic bronchoscopy in extracting them. We reviewed the case histories and bronchoscopic reports for all patients over 14 years of age with FB treated between 1976 and 1995.(More)
To describe the clinical and radiologic signs, evolution and response to treatment of patients diagnosed of tracheobronchial granular cell tumors (GCT) in our practice. Retrospective computerized review of all bronchoscopic procedures performed in our hospital from January 1974 through November 1996. Patients with GCT were identified and their case(More)
A 57-year old woman with arterial hypertension under treatment. She has smoked since she was 18 years old with an accumulated index of 70 years/pack. She was studied in our Respiratory Department due to constitutional syndrome, the X-ray showing an image of focal pulmonary lesion in the right upper lobe of more than 3cm of peripheral location. The computed(More)
INTRODUCTION We define focal pulmonary lesion (FPL) as an intra-parenchymatous pulmonary lesion that is well circumscribed and completely surrounded by healthy lung. It is considered that the profitability of the fine needle aspiration puncture (FNAP) in FPL < or = 2 cm is better than that of the fibrobronchoscopy (FBC). OBJECTIVE To analyze the(More)
We describe a case of dirhythmic breathing in a 60-year-old man after neurosurgery. A large hemangioblastoma was removed from the cerebellum at the level of the fourth ventricle. The spirometric tracings showed two types of respiratory cycles: the rhythm. A was stable with a short inspiratory time; sometimes a second type of respiratory cycle, B, was(More)
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