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18.01.2019 | Original Article

Preoperative biopsy does not affect postoperative outcomes of resectable non-small cell lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies, as well as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide [ 1 ]. Preoperative diagnostic transbronchial biopsy (TBB) and computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy are widely used for the …

18.01.2019 | Original Article

Transfer of a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program from a high-volume center to a very low volume center: how many cases are necessary to maintain acceptable results?

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) through a small right thoracotomy is now a well-established technique. With this approach, a wide variety of procedures can be performed, including mitral valve repair, aortic valve replacement, and …

18.01.2019 | Original Article

Lung transplantation via cardiopulmonary bypass: excellent survival outcomes from extended criteria donors

Lung transplantation (LTx) is regarded as an effective treatment for end-stage lung disease. However, LTx is limited by a persistent shortage of donor organs. In Japan, approximately 300 candidates are continuously listed, yet less than 50 …

17.01.2019 | Original Article

Reoperation for postoperative bleeding following pulmonary resection: a report of a single-center experience

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is increasingly frequently performed and may lead to a reduction in postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and quicker functional and social recovery. However, despite the spread of minimally invasive …

12.01.2019 | Case Report

Return to work after surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma: report of a case

We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who underwent pleural biopsy to identify the cause of the right pleural effusion. The pathological diagnosis was epithelial malignant pleural mesothelioma. The patient worked as a junior high school …

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