Piergiorgio Solli

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INTRODUCTION The International Registry of Lung Metastases defined a new staging system based on identified prognostic factors for long-term survival after metastasectomy. The aim of our study was to confirm the validity of the International Registry of Lung Metastases classification system in patients who underwent curative lung metastasectomy in a single(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to evaluate retrospectively in a large single institution setting all cases of lung resections for colorectal metastases from 1998 to 2008 and to assess clinicopathologic factors influencing outcome. METHODS In all, 199 patients, 125 men and 74 women, with lung metastases of colorectal cancer, 120 colon and 79 rectum,(More)
Pleural infection is a frequent clinical condition. Prompt treatment has been shown to reduce hospital costs, morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in treatment have been variably implemented in clinical practice. This statement reviews the latest developments and concepts to improve clinical management and stimulate further research. The European(More)
BACKGROUND Bilobectomy for lung cancer is considered a high-risk procedure for the increased postoperative complication rate and the negative impact on survival. We analyzed the safety and the oncologic results of this procedure. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent bilobectomy for lung cancer between October 1998 and August 2009.(More)
OBJECTIVE A higher mortality has been reported after pneumonectomy over the age of 70. The aim of the study was to quantify the additional risk due to age after standard pneumonectomy for lung cancer by a case-control study. METHODS Our clinical database was reviewed to search for patients aged 70 years or more who underwent standard pneumonectomy for(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary metastasectomy is an accepted procedure in selected patients, very often requiring multiple non-anatomical resections. Although it is intuitive that functional loss is proportional to the number and extent of pulmonary resections, this link has never been proved and is the hypothesis behind this study. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND The oncologic value of superior vena cava (SVC) resection for lung and mediastinal malignancies remains controversial. In this context, we have reviewed our experience in the treatment of locally advanced lung and mediastinal tumor invading the SVC system, analyzing postoperative outcome and long-term oncologic results. METHODS The clinical(More)
Epithelial-myoepithelial tumors of the lung are rare neoplasms whose biological behavior and clinical course still remain to be defined. A case of epithelial-myoepithelial tumor of the lung arising from bronchial mucosa-submucosa and occurring as a polypoid lesion of the upper left bronchus in a 47-year-old man is reported. The tumor did not infiltrate the(More)
BACKGROUND Indeterminate non-calcified lung nodules are frequent when low-dose spiral computed tomography (LD-CT) is used for lung cancer screening. We assessed the diagnostic utility of a non-invasive work-up protocol for nodules detected at baseline in volunteers enrolled in our single-centre screening trial, and followed for at least 1 year. METHODS(More)
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well-known complication occurring after thoracic surgery. B-type natriuretic peptide has recently been investigated as a predictive marker of postoperative AF after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate a definite cut-off for N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in predicting(More)