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Surgery represents the first-choice treatment to manage pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer when the primary tumor has been controlled and there is no evidence of metastatic spreading to any other organ. In our experience on 13 patients, we obtained a survival at 5 years of 23%. The average number of metastases resected was 2.9. The increase of(More)
In a patient with intralobar pulmonary sequestration the presenting feature was severe hemothorax caused by rupture of the anomalous artery. Only one previous case with this presentation was found in the literature. During operation for intralobar sequestration, the blood vessels of the anomaly must be clearly visualized, in order to avoid further(More)
Hydatid cystic disease continues to hold an important place in chest disease in our country. The authors review their experience from 1977 to 1987 of 100 patients who underwent surgery for pulmonary hydatidosis. Mean age was 36.21 years. Fifty-nine cases were ruptured cysts (RC) and 41 were unruptured cysts (UC). The diagnosis was based on epidemiological,(More)
One hundred cases of patients aged 70 yrs or older, who had undergone surgical intervention for a thoracic pathology between 1981 and 1990, were reviewed. The mean age was 73 yrs, and bronchial cancer the most frequent aetiology (55%). A systematic detailed study before surgery is recommended in the these patients, who have the highest operative risk, and(More)
The case of a 70-year-old male with lymphoblastic leukemia is reviewed, who presented the rare and almost always fatal complication of pulmonary mucormycosis, but who was treated satisfactorily with amphotericin B and surgery. The risk of massive hemoptysis in the course of mucormycosis that invades the lung vessels, makes us believe that surgery is an(More)
A 67-year-old man with persistent haemoptysis was found to have primary choriocarcinoma of the lung. Only previous cases were found in the international literature. Hyperprolanuria B would seem to be the most important factor for early diagnosis. The recommended treatment is surgery in accordance with the oncologic criteria for bronchopulmonary cancer.
Inflammatory pseudotumors have been given diverse--no fewer than 19--names in the literature. The most frequent localization is in the lung, the gastrointestinal tract, and salivary glands. The case presented here at the subglottic level is exceptional. Although the intraoperative diagnosis is not easy, the prognosis is usually good. Malignant degenerations(More)
Infection of the chondrocostal junction occurs infrequently nowadays. However, with the increasing incidence in the last years of intravenous drug addiction, more cases have been reported recently. The authors studied two groups of patients with costal chondritis, one of heroin addicts and the other of patients who had undergone thoracic surgery previously.(More)