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In this paper, we present a user-guided method based on the region competition algorithm to extract roads, and therefore we also provide some clues concerning the placement of the points required by the algorithm. The initial points are analyzed in order to find out whether it is necessary to add more initial points, and this process will be based on image(More)
Bronchial dehiscence in lung transplantation is still a significant and threatening cause of morbidity, even if several progresses have been made in this field. In the present report we discuss a case of incomplete dehiscence of the right bronchial anastomosis in a patient who underwent sequential double lung transplantation for bronchiectasis. This(More)
OBJECT The authors report on a series of 145 consecutive patients with different types of spine lesions surgically treated via an anterior approach (AA) at the thoracic and lumbar levels during the past 10 years. Indications, techniques, and surgical results are described. METHODS This series included 92 patients with fractures, 30 with neoplasms, 13 with(More)
Despite the recent advances in diagnostic techniques, most lung cancers are at an advanced stage when detected and are considered inoperable. We report a case in which neo-dymium yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd YAG) laser photo-therapy permitted limited lung resection in a patient whose lung cancer had been diagnosed as inoperable. Case report A 54 year old(More)
We report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the distal third of the esophagus in a 51-year-old woman presenting with a six-month history of severe epigastric pain, disphagia and weight loss. The diagnosis, suspected on endoscopic examination, was preoperatively acheived by biopsy and immunohistological stain. Surgical treatment was undertaken with good results.(More)
There are many circumstances in which the diagnosis of endobronchial inhalation of a foreign body (FB) can be missed. Generally, in such cases, within weeks or at most months from the event, clinical bronchopulmonary symptoms develop which allow a correct diagnosis to be made and significant complications to be avoided. We report the case of a patient in(More)
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