Learn More
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in developed countries. Although the best strategy for reducing lung cancer mortality is tobacco cessation, patients harboring lung cancer need specific treatment. Surgical treatment is the best choice for localized early tumors, without local or distant malignant spread. Pulmonary lobectomy can be(More)
OBJECTIVE Fast-track rehabilitation is a group of simple measures that reduces morbidity, postoperative complication and accelerates postoperative rehabilitation reducing hospital stay. It can be applied to lung cancer lobectomy. Fast-track rehabilitation cornerstones are: minimally invasive surgical techniques using video-assisted and muscle sparring(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchial typical carcinoid tumors are low-grade malignancies. However, metastases are diagnosed in some patients. Predicting the individual risk of these metastases to determine patients eligible for a radical lymphadenectomy and patients to be followed-up because of distant metastasis risk is relevant. Our objective was to screen for predictive(More)
Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity that can require surgical treatment. Since Nuss proposed a correction technique, several modifications have been proposed in order to achieve more safety and efficiency in the placement and removal of both bars. Our objective is to describe the technique of placing and removing the bars by proposing three technical(More)
Regional recurrence of breast cancer may involve the surgical site of mastectomy, axillary lymph nodes and the internal mammary lymphatic chain. Treatment of regional recurrent mammary cancer rarely requires thoracic surgery intervention, except in some selected cases of recurrence in the chest wall. Concerning lymphatic recurrence in breast cancer, the(More)
Congenital sternal cleft is a rare disease, and primary repair in the neonatal period is its best management. In 1998 we presented three surgical techniques for sternal cleft correction, but since 1999 we have elected one of them as our procedure of choice. Our latest results are now presented. It is a review of 15 patients operated from October 1979 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare bar displacement and complication rates in three retrospective series of patients operated on by the same surgical team. METHOD A retrospective medical chart analysis of the three patient series was performed. In the first series, the original, unmodified Nuss technique was performed. In the second, we used the ''third point(More)
Bronchopulmonary typical carcinoid tumors (BTCT) are neuroendocrine neoplasms with histologic low grade characteristics considered benign. However, despite reassuring histologic classification, some of them demonstrate an aggressive nature and metastatic behavior. During a not yet concluded study aiming at establishing criteria to predict this metastatic(More)
The main objective of this study was to determine if there are variations in the level of improvement of the palmar and plantar hyperhidrotic symptoms, as well as the incidence and intensity of the sudomotor reflex, throughout the seasons of the year, after thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis. The study also looks for the real impact of these variables(More)
Video-assisted lobectomy procedures include a broad spectrum of operative techniques that range from complete thoracoscopic surgery to minithoracotomy with a thoracoscope serving only as a light source. We describe a modified method for thoracoscopic approach for lobectomy with thoracic muscle sparing based on a combined complete port-accessed technique(More)
  • 1