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Cold abscess of the chest wall: a surgical entity?
BACKGROUND Cold abscesses of the chest wall are rare tuberculous locations. Because of the resurgence of tuberculosis, this diagnosis must be considered more frequently. METHODS During a 15-yearExpand
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Postmastectomy Lymphedema: Long-term Results Following Microsurgical Lymph Node Transplantation
Background and Objectives:Lymphedema complicating breast cancer treatment remains a challenging problem. The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term results following microsurgical lymphExpand
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Microlymphatic surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic lymphedema.
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition that occurs after cancer treatment. Autologous lymph node transplant, or microsurgical vascularized lymph node transfer (ALNT), is a surgicalExpand
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Visceral pleura invasion by non-small cell lung cancer: an underrated bad prognostic factor.
BACKGROUND Visceral pleura invasion (VPI) by non-small cell lung cancer is a factor of poor prognosis. A tumor of any size that invades the visceral pleura is classified as T2. Few studies have beenExpand
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Catamenial pneumothorax: retrospective study of surgical treatment.
BACKGROUND Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare entity characterized by recurrent accumulation of air in the thoracic space during menstruation. Catamenial pneumothorax is also associated with a highExpand
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Lung cancer invading the chest wall: a plea for en-bloc resection but the need for new treatment strategies.
BACKGROUND Factors influencing survival of patients with a nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invading the parietal pleura or the chest wall are still controversial. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Sleeve lobectomy versus pneumonectomy: tumor characteristics and comparative analysis of feasibility and results.
BACKGROUND Sleeve lobectomy (SL) seems to have better results than pneumonectomy. Some authors propose to extend its indications. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative results,Expand
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Incomplete intrapulmonary lymph node retrieval after routine pathologic examination of resected lung cancer.
In their paper entitled “Incomplete Intrapulmonary Lymph Node Retrieval After Routine Pathologic Examination of Resected Lung Cancer” (1), R A. Ramirez and colleagues advocate a special pathologicExpand
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Prognostic factors and surgical indications of pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: a review of the literature.
BACKGROUND Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor of low-grade malignancy, the prognosis of which remains unpredictable. The purpose of this analysis based on 80 patientsExpand
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Direct lymphatic drainage of lung segments to the mediastinal nodes. An anatomic study on 260 adults.
The subpleural lymphatics of 483 lung segments were injected in cadavers of 260 adult subjects. The injected lymph vessels corresponded to the pulmonary segmentation in 91% of the cases and remainedExpand
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