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In ten specimens of resected pulmonary tissue, a little known and underscribed form of aspergillosis called tumor-like blocked pulmonary cavity with liquid content infected with aspergilli was observed. This designation was based on the finding in the specimens of tumor-like cavitary structures with blocked bronchus and contents from which abundant growth(More)
OBJECTIVE Effects of preoperative steroids on morbidity and mortality after transsternal thymectomy are analyzed. METHODS There were 620 transsternal thymectomies for myasthenia gravis performed in the period 1973-2002. There were 547 patients with nonthymomatous myasthenia, including 17 patients submitted to repeated thymectomy (rethymectomy) and 46(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of extended rethymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis. Additionally, an original technique of resternotomy is described. Extended rethymectomy was performed on 21 patients with refractory myastenic symptoms after a previous transsternal thymectomy. In 8 patients the original video-assisted(More)