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Totally implantable central venous access ports. Analysis of 700 cases
Vascular access has great importance in the treatment of patients submitted to prolonged chemotherapy. Purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of the percutaneous insertion and useExpand
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Early and late morbidity and mortality and life expectancy following thoracoscopic talc insufflation for control of malignant pleural effusions: a review of 400 cases
BackgroundMalignant pleural effusion is a common sequelae in patients with certain malignancies. It represents a terminal condition with short median survival (in terms of months) and the goal isExpand
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Giant mediastinal teratoma presenting with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Mediastinum is a common site where benign tumors, like teratomas, can develop. Usually, these lesions do not cause any symptoms and the diagnosis is reached accidentally. As they enlarge they mayExpand
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Successful octreotide treatment of chylothorax following coronary artery bypass grafting procedure. A case report and review of the literature.
Chylothorax occurs in 0.25 to 0.50% of cardiac operations performed through thoracotomy incisions and is more unusual after median sternotomy. A case of chylothorax following coronary artery bypassExpand
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A long-term survivor of Bland-White-Garland syndrome with systemic collateral supply: A case report and review of the literature
Backgroundland-White-Garland syndrome (anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery) is a rare disease which may result in myocardial infarction, congestive heart failureExpand
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Primary mediastinal hemangiopericytoma
BackgroundHemangiopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm, accounting for about 1% of vascular tumors The tumor occurs most commonly in the skin, subcutaneous soft tissues, muscles of theExpand
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Blurred vision due to choroidal metastasis as the first manifestation of lung cancer: A case report
BackgroundReduction in visual acuity combined with blurred vision is rarely the first sign of lung cancer and very few cases have been announced globally.Case presentationA case of a 46-year-old manExpand
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Nine years experience in surgical approach of leiomyomatosis of esophagus
BackgroundLeiomyomas of esophagus, although rare, are the most frequent benign tumors of esophagus. Aim of this study is the presentation of 7 patients with esophageal leiomyomas who underwentExpand
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Non-thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in multiple myeloma, after thalidomide treatment: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma (MM) is thrombogenic as a consequence of multiple hemostatic effects and endothelial damage. Thalidomide has been associated with an increased risk of thromboembolicExpand
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Primary mediastinal liposarcoma: a case report
IntroductionLiposarcoma is the most commonly diagnosed soft tissue sarcoma in adults and occurs predominantly in the lower limbs and retroperitoneum. Primary mediastinal liposarcomas are rare.TheyExpand
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