Toni E M R Lerut

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The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) organized a workshop dealing with lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer. The objective of this workshop was to develop guidelines for definitions and the surgical procedures of intraoperative lymph node staging, and the pathologic evaluation of resected lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of positron emission tomography with 18fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) for preoperative lymph node staging of patients with primary cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA FDG-PET appears to be a promising tool in the preoperative staging of cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal(More)
INTRODUCTION Perioperative complications influence long- and short-term outcomes after esophagectomy. The absence of a standardized system for defining and recording complications and quality measures after esophageal resection has meant that there is wide variation in evaluating their impact on these outcomes. METHODS The Esophageal Complications(More)
Anastomotic complications after esophagectomy continue to be a burden jeopardizing the quality of life and of swallowing. However, incidence, mortality and morbidity of anastomotic complications have substantially decreased in recent years. It seems that this is not so much related to the use of a particular conduit, approach or route for reconstruction,(More)
Since 1992, various combinations of thoracoscopy (VATS), laparoscopy or hand-assisted thoracolaparoscopy have been used for 'minimally invasive' cancer esophagectomy (MIE). Despite widespread current use, indications and potential benefits of the many technical approaches remain controversial. A systematic literature search was conducted until June 2007.(More)
Congenital lung malformations, primary and secondary, contribute to an important portion of pediatric thoracic surgery. One purpose of this report is to outline the close relation in terms of embryology and clinical presentation of congenital parenchymatous pulmonary malformations. In a retrospective study we also aim to evaluate our experience with the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of postoperative complications after transthoracic esophagectomy, using the modified Clavien classification, on recurrence and on its timing in patients with cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction. BACKGROUND DATA It is hypothesized that complications after esophagectomy for cancer may have a negative effect(More)
A (modified) radical mastectomy (RM) was compared with breast-conserving therapy (BCT) in stage I and stage II breast cancer patients. Treatment of the study arm comprised lumpectomy, axillary clearance and radiotherapy to the breast (50 Gy in 5 weeks external irradiation and a boost with iridium implant of 25 Gy). 902 patients were included. There were 734(More)
The aim of this study is to report assemblage of a large multi-institutional international database of esophageal cancer patients, patient and tumor characteristics, and survival of patients undergoing esophagectomy alone and its correlates. Forty-eight institutions were approached and agreed to participate in a worldwide esophageal cancer collaboration(More)
BACKGROUND We undertook to analyze the results of video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy through a left-sided approach in patients with autoimmune myasthenia. METHODS Between 1993 and 1997, 31 patients underwent thoracoscopic thymectomy by a uniform left-sided approach. There were 8 men and 23 women with a mean age of 34 +/- 12 years. RESULTS(More)