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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to test the safety and feasibility of the dorsal approach endoscopic thyroidectomy procedure in a prospective trial in humans, after the procedure had been developed ex vivo in human cadavers. METHODS A total of 28 patients were enrolled for 30 unilateral procedures of thyroidectomy. Two cases were staged(More)
Skin necrosis is a rare complication after thoracomyoplasty and usually needs conservative treatment. We described positive findings with surgical approach. A 54-year-old man showed bronchopleural fistula after undergoing right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, treated with thoracomyoplasty. On the 20th postoperative day, a skin wound lesion was noted, whose(More)
Though the actual incidence of an adrenal oligometastasis is between 1.5 and 3.5 %, secondary adrenal neoplasms occur in less than 10 % patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). According to 7° ed. TNM staging system, the presence of an adrenal metastasis (M1b disease) configures stage IV, which is usually associated with poor prognosis. We(More)
Solitary pulmonary nodules are common radiologic findings and their detection has increased due to the introduction and improvement of diagnostics. Since a nodule can be an expression of early lung cancers, a proper classification and management are required because its treatment might lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. In this regard, prominent(More)
The renovation of the process represents a must for an industrial company involved in the design field. The process is moving from an entirely manual to a digital workflow, so much that sometimes users find many difficulties in the approach to the new tools. In particular, analyzing the methodologies of work it is easy to find out a big gap between the(More)
A 50-year-old patient with symptoms of an acute appendicitis turns out to be suffering of a life threatening rupture of a renal artery aneurysm. We performed an emergency operation with the resection of this aneurysm. An imminent hemorrhagic shock made a targeted intensive medical therapy necessary.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide and the lung is one of the most frequent sites for CRC metastasis. The geriatric population is increasing, but clinical decision making is often influenced by the effect of aging. For this reason, the elderly population does not often receive potentially curative cancer treatments as(More)
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