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The present guidelines have been prepared with the consensus of at least one representative of each of the hospitals with lung transplantation programs in Spain. In addition, prior to their publication, these guidelines have been reviewed by a group of prominent reviewers who are recognized for their professional experience in the field of lung(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a plasma cell malignancy that most commonly occurs in the upper respiratory tract. Plasmocytoma located in the lung is an unusual finding, and in such cases the disease may be confined to the lung and regional lymph nodes or may be disseminated. When only located in the lower respiratory tract (primary pulmonary plasmacytoma),(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, clinical approach, diagnostic delay and survival for bronchogenic carcinoma (BC) in the public health area of A Coruña (Spain). PATIENTS AND METHOD This was a retrospective study of patients with a diagnosis of BC made in 1995 and 1996 in a health care area with 509,000 inhabitants. For analysis we gathered(More)
Alveolar lipoproteinosis is a rare disease, a review of the Spanish Medical Index for 1971 to June 1994 showing only 9 reported cases. The intra-alveolar deposit of lipoprotein-type matter produces severe hypoxemia and favors infection by opportunistic germs. Treatment with massive bronchial lavage (MBL) removes the matter from the alveolar space, improves(More)
Benign fibrous mesothelioma (BFM) is a primary, isolated tumor of the pleura. In 80% of patients the tumor originates in the visceral pleura. BFM is rare and localized malignant mesothelioma, whose prognosis and treatment is significantly different, must be considered as a differential diagnosis. We report 8 cases of BFM excised by thoracotomy. In 6(More)
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