VASCULAR SURGERY

Sentinel Node Mapping in Lung Cancer

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Rationale of Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy Print Section Listen Early in the nineteenth century, Virchow implicated lymph nodes in the process of the local spread of solid tumors…

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Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

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Introduction Print Section Listen Lung transplantation is a life-saving therapy for patients suffering from end-stage lung diseases. The number of patients waiting for lung transplantation, however, greatly exceeds the number…

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Malignant Primary Anterior Mediastinal Tumors

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Introduction Print Section Listen Among the three mediastinal compartments, the anterior compartment has the greatest potential for developing a primary mediastinal malignancy. Malignant tumors often are symptomatic and have considerable…

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Radical Transsternal Thymectomy

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Introduction Print Section Listen The thymus gland is one of the more common structures in the anterior mediastinum that requires surgical extirpation. Most commonly, the indications for thymectomy are either…

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Transcervical Thymectomy

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Introduction Print Section Listen Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease mediated by anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies (AChrab) directed against the acetylcholine receptor region of the post-synaptic membrane. Blocking and accelerated…

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Resection of Substernal Goiter

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Introduction Print Section Listen Goiter refers to an enlargement of the thyroid gland. The condition is estimated to affect 5% of the general population. While the definition of substernal goiter…

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