Javier Ayarra Jarne

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OBJECTIVE Primary palmar hyperhidrosis is a socially and occupationally debilitating disorder characterized by excessive sweating. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results, complications, and degree of satisfaction among patients who underwent video-assisted bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy of the second and third ganglia (T2-T3) to treat(More)
OBJECTIVES Various approaches are used for the diagnosis and treatment of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) of unknown origin. New imaging techniques and nuclear medicine have provided more information about SPN, but surgical removal is still the most sensitive and specific way to obtain a correct analysis of the lesion. With video-assisted thoracic surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE Traditionally, thymectomy for myasthenia gravis has been performed using either a transcervical approach or a median sternotomy. However, excision of the thymic tissue by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is less aggressive and recovery is faster. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness and outcomes of video-assisted thoracoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the usefulness of intrapericardial inspection of pulmonary vessels by video assisted thoracoscopy (VAT), for determining whether suspicion indicated by computed axial tomography (CAT) or magnetic resonance (MR) scanning is justified or not. PATIENTS AND METHOD Since 1993 we have used exploratory VAT for final staging and(More)
Mediastinal bronchogenic cysts are an uncommon entity and surgical experience of their removal by video-assisted thoracoscopy is limited. We present our patient outcomes and surgical technique in the treatment of bronchogenic cysts by video-assisted thoracoscopy. The study included 8 patients (4 females and 4 males between the ages of 4 and 52 years), 7 of(More)
OBJECTIVE We present our experience in using videothoracoscopy for the staging and assessment of resectability of lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since 1993 we have carried out exploratory videothoracoscopy (EVT) for lung cancer staging and assessment of resectability. When intrapericardial vessel involvement is suspected, exploration by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic factors for survival in a series of patients who underwent surgery for pulmonary metastases from primary tumors in distinct organs. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 148 patients operated between May 2001 and May 2007. Multivariate analysis was used to evaluate overall survival. Patients scheduled(More)
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