Ottavio Rena

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OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience in the surgical management of 80 patients with colorectal pulmonary metastases and investigated factors affecting survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 1980 to December 2000, 80 patients, 43 women and 37 men with median age 63 years (range 38-79 years) underwent 98 open surgical procedure (96 muscle-sparing(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a severe disease closely associated with asbestos exposure, at work or environmental. Its incidence has risen for some decades and it's expected to peak between 2010 and 2020. Up today, no treatment has been demonstrated as effective in influencing disease-related survival and the median prognosis ranges between 9 and 17(More)
OBJECTIVE Two hundred consecutive patients undergoing resection surgery of the lung during 1999 were retrospectively reviewed to define prevalence, type, clinical course and risk factors for postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias (SVA) with particular reference to atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF). METHODS Records of 200 lung patients were collected(More)
Pulmonary dirofilariasis is a rare entity caused by Dirofilaria, a dog worm that is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The filarial nematode enters the subcutaneous tissue, travels to the right ventricle, dies and then embolizes the pulmonary vessels causing a small pulmonary infarction, which subsequently appears as a solitary nodule. Although these(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and prognostic significance of lymph node micrometastases and isolated tumor cells (ITC) in patients submitted for radical resection for pathological stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS From January 1998 through December 2005, 87 consecutive pT1-2, pN0 NSCLC patients were enrolled. Surgical specimens(More)
OBJECTIVE Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) of the pleura are rare tumours originated from the mesenchimal tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura. This tumours present unpredictable clinical course probably related to their histological and morphological characteristics. METHODS Twenty-one patients affected by SFT of the pleura were referred(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of various pleurodesis procedures on post-operative morbidity and late recurrence rate after surgical treatment of Vanderschueren's stage III primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Between January 2001 and June 2004, 208 consecutive patients (169 male and 39 female; mean (range) age 25 (12-39) yrs) were(More)
The effects on long-term post-operative quality of life (QoL) and disease-control in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) are compared. Seventy-seven patients affected by early-stage MPM received EPP (40) or P/D (37) associated with multimodal treatment between 1998 and 2009 at our(More)
OBJECTIVE Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a primary complication of cervical or odontogenical infections that can spread to the mediastinum through the anatomic cervical spaces. METHODS Between April 1994 and April 2000, 13 patients, mean age 39.23+/-18.47 (median 38, range 16-67) years, with DNM were submitted to surgical treatment. Primary(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the variables influencing long-term survival of patients treated for bronchial carcinoid tumors. METHODS A retrospective, mono-institutional review of patients subjected to surgical treatment since 1977 was conducted. RESULTS Over 22 years, 126 patients with a final histologic diagnosis of bronchial carcinoid tumors were(More)