Marcin Zieliński

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The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) organized a workshop dealing with lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer. The objective of this workshop was to develop guidelines for definitions and the surgical procedures of intraoperative lymph node staging, and the pathologic evaluation of resected lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell(More)
Accurate preoperative staging and restaging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of paramount importance. It will guide choices of treatment and determine prognosis and outcome. Over the last years, different techniques have become available. They vary in accuracy and procedure-related morbidity. The Council of(More)
Accurate preoperative staging and restaging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with potentially resectable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of paramount importance. In 2007, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) published an algorithm on preoperative mediastinal staging integrating imaging, endoscopic and surgical techniques. In 2009,(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of the technique of thymectomy on late results in the treatment of myasthenia gravis remains controversial. METHODS Results of 60 basic transsternal thymectomies and 58 extended transsternal thymectomies were compared. Both positive results (complete remissions or improvement) and negative results (no improvement, deterioration,(More)
Operative technique of a new surgical method, transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA), is described in detail. TEMLA enables almost complete en bloc removal of the mediastinal nodes in semiopen fashion. Sensitivity and negative predictive value of TEMLA for staging were 95.6% and 98.4%, respectively, and for restaging, 95.7% and 98.4%,(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective study aimed to assess the diagnostic yield of the combined approach - endobronchial (EBUS) and endoscopic (EUS) ultrasound-guided needle aspiration (combined ultrasound-needle aspiration (CUS-NA)) in the radiologically normal mediastinum in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) staging. METHODS CUS-NA was performed simultaneously(More)
Accurate preoperative staging and restaging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of paramount importance. In 2007, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) published an algorithm on preoperative mediastinal staging integrating imaging, endoscopic and surgical techniques. Over the(More)
PURPOSE The MAGE-A3 protein is expressed in approximately 35% of patients with resectable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several immunization approaches against the MAGE-A3 antigen have shown few, but often long-lasting, clinical responses in patients with metastatic melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase(More)
OBJECTIVE Mediastinal staging is one of the most important problems in thoracic surgery. Although the pathological examination is a generally accepted standard, none of the currently used techniques enables complete removal of all lymph node stations of the mediastinum. The aim of the study is to present a new technique of transcervical extended mediastinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic yield of the transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA) and the cervical mediastinoscopy (CM) in detecting metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in NSCLC patients. METHODS Prospective, randomized, single-blind clinical study. RESULTS There were 41 NSCLC patients enrolled in the study; 21 were randomized(More)