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BACKGROUND Simulation-based medical education has been widely used in medical skills training; however, the effectiveness and long-term outcome of simulation-based training in thoracentesis requires further investigation. The purpose of this study was to assess the learning curve of simulation-based thoracentesis training, study skills retention and(More)
Primary esophageal liposarcoma is a rare malignancy, with only 25 cases reported in the English literature. In this report, we present a new case of giant esophageal liposarcoma in a 49-year-old woman with a family history of upper gastrointestinal tract cancer. This was a transmural tumor located in the lower esophagus. Subtotal esophagectomy was(More)
Lymphangiomatosis originates from congenital multiple malformations of the lymphatic vessel system. It is a benign lesion with malignant behavior. No radical treatment is indicated for this disease. The first patient presented initially with multiple bone cysts suggestive of multiple myeloma, the second with pleural effusion, and the third with mild(More)
BACKGROUND The appropriateness of lobectomy for all elderly patients is controversial. Meanwhile, sublobar resection is associated with reduced operative risk, better preservation of pulmonary function, and a better quality of life, constituting a potential alternative to standard lobectomy for elderly patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND A considerable portion of pathological stage (p-stage) IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients suffered from death and recurrence after video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. The purpose of our study was to develop nomograms to predict which subgroup patients were more likely to suffer from recurrence or death. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided microcoil localization for small pulmonary lesions prior to thoracoscopic resection. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical data of patients with pulmonary solid nodules and ground-glass opacity (GGO) who underwent CT-guided microcoil localization prior(More)
PURPOSE The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer has proposed a revision of the Tumor, Node, Metastasis (TNM) classification for lung cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of the eighth edition of the TNM staging system in surgically treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS Data from 2043(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the short-term and long-term outcome of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS 105 patients aged ≥75 years with resected non-small cell lung cancer were matched with 105 younger patients by propensity score. Survival rates were calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method.(More)
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