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A chair, asking and listening to the patient: the key element to focus a diagnosis
Patient with a previous diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer. He had a prosthesis placed on his esophagus to correct a tracheal and bronchial fistula. With this device he could eat and swallowed normally.
A 72-years-old woman was diagnosed with left breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and mastectomy. Three months after the mastectomy, she presented heat and pain in the surgery area, presenting subcutaneous fluid that required periodic extractions.