Radu T Stoica

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INTRODUCTION Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a relatively rare lung disorder, probably under diagnosed, characterized by the accumulation of lipoproteinaceosus material in the lung alveoli. The primary (acquired or idiopathic) form occurs in more than 90% of all cases. Whole lung lavage is considered the golden standard of treatment. In this report,(More)
This study evaluates the clinical outcome following surgery of our patients for the last seven years. Between 2001 and 2008 we performed tracheal resections in 60 patients. There were 46 cases of postintubation stenosis and 14 tumors. The range of resected rings was 1-8. The maximal resection length performed in our series (4 cm) was achieved using only(More)
The article presents the case of a female admitted for the suspicion of pulmonary TB (clinical and radiological pattern compatible with this diagnosis), in which the lack of bacteriological confirmation together with a rapid and dramatic deterioration of clinical, radiological and functional status excluded tuberculosis and oriented the diagnosis towards a(More)
Bronchopleural fistulas and empyema are the most devastating complications after lung resection. The optimal management remains a major subject of controversy for thoracic surgeons over the wide variety of therapeutic approaches, none suitable for all patients. In 1996 Azorin et al. reported the first successful mediastinoscopic reclosure by stapling of an(More)
Bronchial resection and anastomosis represents an alternative to the pneumonectomy in patients with severe impairment of pulmonary function and/or other diseases which make such radical surgery too risky. The authors present two clinical cases of right upper lobe lung cancer (a squamous-cell carcinoma and an adenocarcinoma) admitted in the Thoracic Surgery(More)
A retrospective study of anesthetic and surgical techniques involved in 55 consecutive cases of tracheal and carinal resections completed from 2001 to 2007, is presented. The anesthetic maneuvers and surgical approach differed in relation with the site of the tracheal lesions (upper, middle, lower trachea or carinal), the degree of the obstruction, the(More)