Mette Siemsen

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BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma (MM) rarely involves the esophagus. The outlook is dismal unless lesional tissue is limited to the esophageal wall. Hence, staging prior to extensive surgical intervention is desirable. CASE A 54-year-old male presented with fatigue and melena. A diagnosis of MM primary in the esophagus was rendered on a biopsy of an(More)
INTRODUCTION Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive diagnostic modality, by which it is possible to visualize and do biopsy of structures adjacent to the trachea and the central bronchial system. EBUS is mostly used for staging of lung cancer patients, but EBUS is now used worldwide as a diagnostic tool in patients with mediastinal tumours(More)
Questionnaires about therapy in unstable angina pectoris were sent to 63 Danish medical departments and were answered by 52 departments (82.5%). Nitroglycerin is commonly used but only in half of the departments is Nitroglycerin administered intravenously. Calcium-receptor-blockers are used in more departments (65%) than beta-receptor-blockers (35%) (p less(More)
Introduction of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction as a treatment for severe emphysema has been defined as an area of development by The Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We here present the rationale for treatment, in- and exclusion criteria, and ultimately the organization for assessment, treatment and follow-up in Denmark. The treatment aim is to(More)
Bronchogenic cysts are congenital and are caused by an abnormal budding of the endotracheobronchial tree in the first trimester. They are typically located in the thoracic cavity and are often diagnosed in early childhood due to persistent respiratory symptoms such as stridor, cough and dyspnoea. In adults bronchogenic cysts are seldom. Secondary infection(More)
Questionnaires were sent to all Danish departments admitting patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in order to investigate the attitudes of the departments to thrombolytic therapy in AMI. Two questionnaires were used: one with few questions which was answered by all 68 departments, and a more comprehensive questionnaire which was answered by 51(More)
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