Massimo Domenico Torre

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Hard metal pneumoconiosis is an occupational pulmonary disease caused by long-term exposure to dust produced in the hard metal industry. In vitro experiments have been carried out to study the solubility and metabolic behaviour in human lung tissue and plasma of hard metal alloy constituents such as cobalt, tungsten, tantalum, titanium and niobium. The(More)
From January 1986 to May 1987, 14 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax were treated in our department with a new endoscopic method using neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser photocoagulation through thoracoscopy. The 10 male and 4 female patients ranged in age from 14 to 59 years (mean age, 29 years). In all patients, the procedure was performed under(More)
The results of combined surgical resection of brain metastasis and primary lung cancer from January 1976 to April 1986 were evaluated. In all cases the brain metastasis was single and synchronous and was resected first. There were 20 men and one woman, with an average age of 53 years. All patients initially had neurologic symptoms related to an intracranial(More)
From January 1975 to April 1987, 27 patients underwent surgical resection of non oat cell lung cancer and a single brain metastasis. There were 25 men and 2 women ranging in age from 37 to 70 years. In 21 cases the brain metastasis was synchronous while in 6 cases the onset was metachronous. In 17 cases, the site of the brain metastasis was supratentorial(More)
A male subject exposed for many years to metal dusts from grinding and cutting hard metals was investigated four years after the exposure ceased. While chest x-ray films and histologic examinations showed diffuse interstitial fibrosis and severe perivascular and peribronchiolar fibrosis, radiochemical neutron activation analysis (NAA) showed high W, Ta and(More)
AIM To evaluate by immumohistochemistry the presence of DR subtype 2 (D2R) in well differentiated NETs of different sites and in normal islet cells. BACKGROUND Recent data in vitro and in vivo support that dopaminergic drugs might exert an inhibitory effect on hormone secretion and, possibly, on tumor growth in neuroendocrine tumors (NET)s. Their(More)
Treatment of persistent air leaks due to pulmonary resection in pathological conditions of the lung involve a very large spectrum of available methods, from chest drainage and placement of Heimlich valves to surgical repair or pleural decortication. However, in some of these patients surgery may be contraindicated. This report describes an endobronchial(More)
From January 1955 to April 1987 111 patients with bronchial carcinoid were operated on in our department. There were 62 males and 49 females with a mean age of 45.5 years. Preoperative histological diagnosis was achieved in 22 cases, while in five patients, a false positive diagnosis of small cell lung cancer was reported. Fifteen patients required(More)
Fibrous histiocytomas are uncommon tracheal tumors. They generally involve only the lung parenchyma; endobronchial involvement is extremely rare. At present, surgical resection is considered the therapy of choice for definitive diagnosis and cure. Endoscopical treatment is uncommon in pediatric patients because of the technical endoscopical difficulties and(More)