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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)
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)
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 Thymic carcinoma (TC) is a rare and invasive mediastinal tumor, with poor prognosis. Most of the previous published papers are single-institution based, reporting small series of patient, sometimes including palliative resection. This study collected patients with TC treated in 5 high-volume Italian Thoracic Surgery Institutions. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of a new adjuvant protocol with octreotide, alone or in combination with radiotherapy, in radically resected large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the lung. METHODS Between 1990 and 2001, a total of 18 consecutive patients affected by large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the lung were(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 To analyze and compare clinico-pathologic characteristics and survival between lung tumors with mixed histologic pattern and our population of resected lung tumors with single histology in the same period. METHODS From January 1993 to December 1999, 1158 patients received resection for lung tumors. Of these, 59 (5.1%) presented a mixed(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 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)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether or not patients with completely resected Masaoka stage II thymoma benefit from postoperative radiotherapy (RT). METHODS We retrospectively review the case records and compared the long-term outcomes of patients affected by Masaoka stage II thymoma treated by resection alone with same stage thymoma patients submitted to(More)