Leonardo Politi

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BACKGROUND The development of a video assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy (VATS-L) program provides a dedicated surgical team with a recognized learning curve (LC) of 50 procedures. We analyse the results of our program, comparing the LC with subsequent cases. METHODS From June 2012 to March 2015, we performed n = 146 VATS major pulmonary resections: n =(More)
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, a condition of osteitis of the long bones that manifests clinically with clubbing, is often secondary to a thoracic neoplasm, especially lung carcinoma in long-time smokers. We report an unusual case in which hypertrophic osteoarthropathy was the only manifestation of a benign pulmonary parenchymal leiomyoma. A 38-year-old(More)
Aim: Stages I and II malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can be satisfactorily treated with extended extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). We modified our diagnostic methods and surgical techniques to improve outcome. (second group) and all underwent thoracoscopy without mediastinoscopy or laparoscopy prior to EPP. We began to make changes in surgical(More)
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