Masimiliano Paci

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The case of a 47-year-old man with a tumor of the posterosuperior mediastinum is reported. Surgical biopsy sample revealed a hemangiopericytoma, but radical excision was impossible because of massive bleeding. Percutaneous embolization of mediastinal tumor was performed to reduce peroperative blood loss. It allowed uneventful complete removal of the lesion.(More)
The case of a 63-year-old woman with a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is reported. Surgical wedge resection revealed an hamartoma. Digital examination of the lung parenchyma showed an unexpected (not previously visualized by thoracic imaging) second nodule that intraoperative frozen examination revealed an adenocarcinoma. The operation was completed with a(More)
Background The aim of this study was to assess long-term pulmonary and diaphragmatic function in two cohorts of patients: the first one affected by diaphragmatic palsy (DP) who underwent plication reinforced by rib-fixed mesh and the second one affected by chronic diaphragmatic hernia (TDH) who underwent surgical reduction and direct suture. Materials and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate indications, limits, and merits of transxiphoid bilateral palpation during video-assisted thoracoscopy (VAT) lung metastasectomy. DESIGN Survey retrospective study with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS From December 1995 to September 1999, 29 of 45 patients operated on for pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND The new transxiphoid video-assisted approach allows manual palpation of both lungs, thus permitting better evaluation of helical computed tomography (CT) in detection of pulmonary metastases. METHODS From December 1995 to May 1999, 22 patients underwent a transxiphoid video-assisted pulmonary metastasectomy. Manual palpation of both lungs was(More)
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