Learn More
The prognostic relevance of blood vessel invasion (BVI) in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) remains controversial, as is the question of whether its finding should influence therapeutic decisions after an R0 resection. One hundred and twelve cases of NSCLC were included in the study. All had been treated by potentially curative surgical resection of(More)
Between 6/87 and 3/92 22 out of 24 patients were treated (22 by surgery) for pulmonary and pleural Aspergillus disease. The most frequent lung disorder was tuberculosis (9 x), followed by bronchiectasis (5 x), congenital lung cysts (2 x), pneumonia with abscess formation (2 x), sarcoidosis (2 x), and bronchial cancer (4 x). More than half the patients had(More)
Multiple large and small emphysematous bullae were resected in 27 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD). Twenty-two patients were operated on one side, and 5 patients underwent bilateral consecutive operations. Twenty-five patients were male, 2 female, and they were between 22 and 67 years old (mean 49.5 years). All patients had a follow-up(More)
The thoracic surgeon is confronted with the question of the operability of patients over 70 years old more and more frequently. Not only the advanced age, but also probable functional impairments are decisive for the outcome of an operation in this often polymorbid age group. Fifty-three patients over 70 years old underwent 58 thoracotomies. The hospital(More)
In a 50-year old patient with a long history of chronic obstructive airway disease and pulmonary emphysema, unusual solid spongious areas adjacent to bullous tissue were detected by bullectomia because of mediastinal displacement and dyspnoea on exertion. Pathological anatomical diagnosis showed villous framework in the marginal regions of bullous(More)
During the past 24 years 571 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax were observed in 408 persons. The aetiology of spontaneous pneumothorax is reviewed. Diagnostic thoracoscopy followed by suction drainage is recommended. Bilateral tension pneumothorax and recurrent pneumothorax were treated by surgery. The preferential method was local or partial parietal(More)
The effect of angioplasty using two different sizes of balloon catheter were examined by angiography and angioscopy before and after dilatation. A significant increase in the outer and inner diameters was seen accompanied by a decrease in the cross sectional area of the stenoses as well as the thickness of the vascular wall. Angioscopy revealed typical(More)
  • P Wex, A Göb
  • Thoraxchirurgie, vaskuläre Chirurgie
  • 1978
133 patients with inflammatory or tumorous metastases of the thoracic spine were operated upon within the last 11 years. Radical removal of inflammatory lesions with consecutive corticalis-spongiosa-plasty, taken from the christa pelvis, and chemotherapy are a therapeutical unit. Excision of the tumor with supplement bone grafting or "Pallacosplombe" and(More)
From 1990 to 2000, 2268 (29.9%) of 9600 lung cancer patients underwent resection for stage I to IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Reinterventions were done in one hundred (3.5%) patients, for locoregional recurrence in 27, metachronous cancer in 42, metastasis or a third tumor in 31. A third intervention was performed in 23 patients and a fourth in two. The(More)
Mycoplasmal pneumonias belong to the class of atypical pneumonias. Generally, the histomorphological findings are non-specific; occasionally there are fibrotic pulmonary changes in consequence of partial recovery. In the case under report we present a 27-year old male patient who developed an almost total atelectasis of the right lung subsequent to an(More)