Sergio Nicola Forti Parri

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BACKGROUND Idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax (ISP) results from rupture of blebs, bullas, or diseased alveolar walls. Initiating mechanisms may relate to increased transpulmonary pressure. The possible impact of changes in atmospheric pressure (Patm) on the occurrence of ISP remains uncertain. METHODS We studied the relationship between the occurrence(More)
BACKGROUND There are no recommendations about admission to an ICU after a major lung resection and there are considerable differences among institutions in this respect. OBJECTIVES To audit the practice of admission to an ICU after a major lung resection and evaluate factors predicting the need for intensive care. METHODS Clinicalrecords of all patients(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rare clinical entity. We report here the case of a 14-year-old boy who underwent lung resection en bloc with the lower esophagus, the mediastinal pleura and the diaphragm for an inflammatory pseudotumor of the left lower lobe. Postoperative radiotherapy was administered. The patient is well at 9-year follow-up. Inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of transbronchial needle aspirates has long been used during flexible bronchoscopy, but its usefulness in the diagnosis of hilar and mediastinal adenopathy is controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the extent to which ROSE can be valuable in patients undergoing transbronchial needle aspiration(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is useful for diagnosing peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL). However, TBNA is largely underused and the variables that may be related to its diagnostic usefulness have not been specifically studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance characteristics and predictors of(More)
We report the case of a 15-year-old boy with primary high grade angiosarcoma of the 6th rib. The patient underwent chest wall resection (3 ribs) and reconstruction by using a sandwich of Marlex mesh with strips of methyl methacrylate. No adjuvant treatment was administered. A favourable outcome was observed, with no recurrence at 6-year follow-up.(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of the present study were: 1) to study the type and extent of resection in patients with pathological stage I lung cancer; 2) to evaluate the results of surgical treatment; 3) to assess prognostic factors. SETTING a tertiary referral general hospital. METHODS Retrospective review of clinical records of 296 patients operated on for(More)
We report on the successful surgical treatment of an esophageal-bibronchial fistula originating from an iatrogenic mediastinal abscess. Endoscopic treatment had been excluded due to the extensive damage to the right main stem bronchus wall. The surgical treatment was carried out as follows: 1) Endoscopic stenting of the left main bronchus with a(More)