Thoracic Surgery

We report the diagnostic challenges raised by the uncommon synchronous finding of a lung sequestration and foregut cyst in a 76-year-old male scheduled for radical treatment of his colonic cancer. Following a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and a combined positron emission tomography (PET)-CT scan these lesions initially suggested a primary lung cancer with...
(Vol 9 p 45-48, Radiology, Thoracic surgery: 7 December 2009)
Penetrating chest wounds can hide a range of life threatening injuries and often require emergency surgical management. It is important that the patient be assessed and managed according to clinical need and response to medical intervention. This is a case of a patient with a large intrapulmonary haematoma who was managed conservatively and made a good recovery without...
(Vol 7 p 54-57, Thoracic Surgery, Trauma: 13 June 2007)
We report a case of spontaneous recurrent pneumothorax in a 32-year-old male with a family history of Birt–Hogg–Dube syndrome. Specific aspects of the surgical treatment for a pneumothorax within this particular setting are discussed as well as the potential underdiagnosis of this complex genodermatosis. The literature linking the syndrome to spontaneous pneumothorax is...
(Vol 7 p 18-20, Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Surgery: 1 March 2007)


Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK


Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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