Luca Voltolini

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BACKGROUND In this retrospective study we have compared the results after sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy performed for non small cell lung cancer in the period January 1990-December 1995 at the Thoracic Surgery Unit, University Hospital of Siena. Follow-up was updated until December 2000. METHODS In that period, 38 patients underwent sleeve lobectomy(More)
AIM Stage IA non small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) represents early cancer and is best treated by surgery. The frequency of recurrence and new primary cancer varies from one report to another while the role of sublobar resection is still debated. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 121 consecutive patients with pathological stage IA after radical surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND The International Association for Study of Lung Cancer Staging Committee proposes for the next revision of TNM (tumour, nodes, metastases) classification that additional nodules in a different lobe of the ipsilateral lung moves from an M1 designation to T4, while additional nodule(s) in the contralateral lung should be classified as M1a, because(More)
Good's syndrome is a rare adult-onset immunodeficiency disease characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and thymoma. A 61-year-old male patient was diagnosed with Good's syndrome after a 2-year history of recurrent respiratory infections. Chest X-ray and chest computed tomography scan showed a mediastinal mass which was surgically removed. Histology revealed(More)
In recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism, accurate location of the abnormal gland is essential before further surgery, but the variety of available imaging techniques suggests that no one procedure is universally reliable. We report two cases in which clear preoperative visualization of adenoma with double-phase 99mTc-MIBI scintigraphy and exact(More)
BACKGROUND The role of salvage chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still controversial, but the recent development of a number of active antineoplastic agents has created new possibilities for disease management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity and safety of weekly docetaxel treatment in patients with advanced(More)
OBJECTIVE Chemotherapy of stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using second generation, cisplatin-based combinations has shown to improve the results; however, the distant relapses remain the major problem. Encouraging results in the treatment of stage IV NSCLC with newer agents (gemcitabine, placlitaxel) has encouraged us to use them in stage III.(More)
Although there have been several attempts in dividing N2 patients into several subgroups on the basis of different prognoses, the correct treatment for these patients is still a moot point. Even multimodal treatment, which is the most common therapy used, does not result in a consistent outcome. The aim of our study is to assess the prognostic value of the(More)
To analyze short- and long-term results of surgery in octogenarians, we reviewed data of 96 consecutive patients aged 80 years or more who were operated on for non-small-cell lung carcinoma from 1990 to 2005. Risk factors for complications, perioperative mortality, and long-term survival were assessed by univariate and multivariate analysis. Major(More)