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OBJECTIVESThoracoscopic lobectomy has been widely performed on patients with early-stage lung cancer; meanwhile indications of thoracoscopic segmentectomy have not been clearly defined due to technical difficulties and unclear oncological outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare early and...
OBJECTIVESTo learn upon incidence, underlying mechanisms and effectiveness of treatment strategies in patients with central airway and pulmonary parenchymal aorto-bronchial fistulation after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).METHODSAnalysis of an international multicentre registry...
We present the case of an invasive thymoma with severe compression of the right atrium, and infiltration of the atrial wall, causing a superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. The tumour was resected under cardiopulmonary bypass en bloc with the atrial wall. A bovine pericardial patch was used for...
The occurrence of bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The incidence of BPF in historical patients not subjected to bronchial stump coverage (BSC) was between 6 and 12 after pneumonectomy for lung cancer surgery or benign disease. BSC...
OBJECTIVESPulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital malformation. This study presents the characteristics of PS in adult patients, including pulmonary function and concurrent infection, which have not been well documented previously.METHODSPatients 16 years old with a discharge diagnosis...
OBJECTIVESThe influence of concomitant atrioventricular valve regurgitation on the results of Fontan operation remains disputable. The goal of this study was to compare early and late results of Fontan operation performed in patients with mild or moderate-to-severe atrioventricular valve...
OBJECTIVESSpecificity of transcranial motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) is low because amplitude fluctuation is common, which seems due to several technical and fundamental reasons including difficulty in electrodes positioning and fixation for transcranial stimulation and susceptibility to...
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