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)
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