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Annals of Thoracic Surgery

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#1
EDITORIAL
Konrad Hoetzenecker, Walter Klepetko
Surgical treatment of stenosis of the laryngotracheal junction can be challenging. Success is not only measured by the patency of the airway but also by preservation of the full functional capacity of the larynx. This unique feature of subglottic resections requires a close cooperation with speech-language pathologists and ENT specialists.
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792829/alfieri-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair-for-all-seasons
#2
LETTER
Francesco Nappi, Sanjeet Singh Avatar Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792828/recurrence-of-pericardial-mesothelioma-affecting-the-myocardium-after-pericardial-resection
#3
María Rodríguez, Hari R Mallidi, Annacarolina da Silva, Raphael Bueno
Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas1 . These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac failure. Surgery can be curative in early stages and localized tumors and pericardiectomy and chemotherapy are often used as palliative approaches. Herein we present a case of a 54 years old female who has so far survived 4 years after a primary resection of a pericardial mesothelioma, and was referred with myocardial and aorto- pulmonary window recurrences for further treatment...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792827/lung-transplantation-in-tuberculosis-reply
#4
LETTER
Hye Ju Yeo, Woo Hyun Cho, Doosoo Jeon, Dohyung Kim, Yun Seong Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778818/the-fate-of-the-tricuspid-valve-following-the-transatrial-closure-of-the-ventricular-septal-defect
#5
Raffaele Giordano, Massimiliano Cantinotti, Luigi Di Tommaso, Giuseppe Comentale, Andrea Tozzi, Emanuele Pilato, Gabriele Iannelli, Gaetano Palma
BACKGROUND: The transatrial repair of the ventricular septal defect (VSD) requires an adequate exposure of its rim. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of adopting the tricuspid valve incision (TVI) technique, either with detachment or radial incision, on the postoperative outcome of children undergoing surgical VSD repair. METHODS: From January 2008 to September 2017 we retrospectively enrolled 141 patients, divided into two groups: 97 patients were subjected to TVI (68...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778817/extent-of-aortic-replacement-in-type-a-dissection-current-answers-for-an-endless-debate
#6
REVIEW
Stephen D Waterford, Rita L Gardner, Marc R Moon
BACKGROUND: The proximal and distal extent of surgery for type A dissection is the subject of this review article. METHODS: In this report, we summarize select series that illumine the issue at hand and provide insight into the surgical approach at our institution to DeBakey type I aortic dissections. RESULTS: For proximal extent, we discuss preservation of the aortic valve in the presence of aortic insufficiency, as well as management of the aortic root in the setting of root dilation...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
#7
Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777671/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infants-a-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-analysis
#8
Kimberly A Holst, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh M Said, Ryan R Davies, Christian Pizarro, Christopher Knott-Craig, T K Susheel Kumar, Vaughn Starnes, S Ram Kumar, Sara K Pasquali, Dylan P Thibault, James M Meza, Kevin D Hill, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly (EA) encompasses a broad spectrum of morphology and clinical presentation. Those who are symptomatic early in infancy are generally at highest risk, but there are limited data regarding multi-centric practice patterns and outcomes. We analyzed multi-institutional data concerning operations and outcomes in neonates and infants with EA. METHODS: Index operations reported in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (2010-2016) were potentially eligible for inclusion...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777670/the-impact-of-mitral-disease-etiology-on-operative-mortality-following-mitral-valve-operations
#9
J Scott Rankin, Maria Grau-Sepulveda, David M Shahian, A Marc Gillinov, Rakesh Suri, James S Gammie, Steven F Bolling, Patrick M McCarthy, Vinod H Thourani, Niv Ad, Sean M O'Brien, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar
BACKGROUND: The patho-etiology of mitral regurgitation (MR) has been suggested as a mediator of outcomes following mitral valve (MV) operations, particularly in ischemic functional mitral regurgitation (IMR). This study examined the independent association of MV etiology with mortality. METHODS: Using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database, all patients undergoing mitral valve replacement or repair from 2011-2014 were assessed. Patients who underwent concomitant surgical ablation, septal defect closure, tricuspid valve repair, or coronary artery bypass grafting were included...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777669/repair-of-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts-using-allograft
#10
Joel S Corvera, David Blitzer, Hannah Copeland, Daniel Murphy, Philip J Hess, Saila T Pillai, John W Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta and infection of thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic grafts are challenging problems with high mortality. In-situ reconstruction with cryopreserved allograft(CPA) avoids placement of prosthetic material in an infected field and avoids suppressive antibiotics or autologous tissue coverage. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with infection of a thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic graft or mycotic aneurysm underwent resection and replacement with CPA from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777668/anterior-pericardiectomy-for-post-infective-constrictive-pericarditis-intermediate-term-outcomes
#11
Anil Acharya, Raamesh Koirala, Nivesh Rajbhandari, Jyotindra Sharma, Bijoy Rajbanshi
BACKGROUND: Post tubercular constrictive pericarditis is prevalent pericardial disease in developing countries. Pericardiectomy is the treatment of choice but considered a procedure of high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013 we performed 130 pericardiectomies. Mean age was 22.95±12.55 years with 92 (71%) males. All patients were symptomatic; 118 (91%) were in NYHA class III / IV. Almost all patients were diagnosed to be of tubercular origin; 14 (11 %) histopathologically proven, 77 (59%) with definitive history while 39 (30%) suspected to be of tubercular origin and 91 (70%) received prior antitubercular treatment...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775607/cumulative-effect-of-preoperative-risk-factors-on-mortality-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-commentary
#12
Ryan R Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775606/ecmo-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-after-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#13
Subhasis Chatterjee, William Mulvoy, Ourania A Preventza, Kim I de la Cruz, Scott A LeMaire, Joseph S Coselli
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair poses a formidable challenge. Despite conventional maneuvers in the operating room, perioperative ARDS may require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We present 3 cases of successful ECMO for ARDS after TAAA repair and discuss management of anticoagulation and cerebrospinal fluid drains. Our experience suggests that ECMO is reasonable in selected patients after TAAA repair.
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775605/outcomes-of-planned-2-stage-hybrid-aortic-repair-with-dacron-replaced-proximal-landing-zone
#14
David N Ranney, Babatunde A Yerokun, Ehsan Benrashid, Muath Bishawi, Adam Williams, Richard L McCann, G Chad Hughes
BACKGROUND: Results of hybrid arch repair (HAR) utilizing native zone 0 proximal landing zone (PLZ) have been unsatisfactory in many series, especially in the setting of ascending aortic dilation (>4.0 cm). This study reports early and late outcomes of planned 2-stage HAR with open 1st stage proximal aortic replacement (PAR) followed by 2nd stage thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with PLZ within the Dacron replaced zone 0. METHODS: N=34 patients underwent planned 2-stage HAR between 1/2006-8/2017...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775604/the-use-of-stitching-and-bioabsorbable-mesh-and-glue-to-combat-prolonged-air-leaks
#15
Toshiki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Ueda, Junichi Murakami, Kimikazu Hamano
Prolonged postoperative air leaks are associated with extended periods of postoperative hospitalization, increased hospital costs, and an increased incidence of major cardiopulmonary complications. To prevent prolonged air leaks, we used small pieces of polyglycolic acid mesh as a pledget during the stitching of air leak sites. The stitched sites were then covered with mesh and fibrin glue. This novel technique showed the highest airway pressure tolerance in an ex vivo experimental study. There were no incidents of prolonged air leak among the five clinical cases in which this technique was initially applied...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775603/genetic-and-extracardiac-anomalies-are-associated-with-inferior-single-ventricle-palliation-outcomes
#16
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Matthew Oster, Subhadra Shashidharan, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: We aim to examine the effect of genetic syndromes and extracardiac anomalies (GS/EC) on single ventricle (SV) palliation with focus on hospital death, interstage mortality, and progression towards subsequent palliation stages. METHODS: 530 neonates with SV underwent first-stage palliation: Norwood (n=284,53%), shunt (n=173,33%), band (n=73,14%). Outcomes were compared between those with GS/EC (n=121,23%) and without GS/EC (n=409,77%). Regression analyses were adjusted for other risk factors (age, gender, prematurity, weight, SV anomaly, first-stage palliation surgery)...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763600/cor-knot-perforation-of-aortic-valve-leaflet-reply
#17
LETTER
Alexander A Brescia, Steven F Bolling, Himanshu J Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763599/giant-circumflex-artery-aneurysm-with-a-coronary-sinus-fistula
#18
Richard Libertini, David Walbridge, Hefin R Jones, Mark Gunning, Christopher Mr Satur
Giant coronary artery aneurysms (GCCAA) are extremely rare entities, and of the circumflex artery we are aware of only 13 case reports. We therefore provide this case report to add evidence of the natural history and pathophysiology and describe successful surgical treatment of the condition.
May 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763598/minimally-invasive-repair-of-pectus-carinatum-bar-number-and-technique
#19
LETTER
Wenlin Wang, Chunmei Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763597/a-hem-o-lok-induced-tracheoesophageal-fistula-cured-by-temporary-airway-stenting-modified-with-three-dimensional-printing
#20
Yichao Han, Su Yang, Wei Huang, Zhongmin Wang, Hecheng Li
We present the case of a fistula between the trachea and the esophagogastric anastomosis in a 58-year-old male after esophagectomy. A Hem-o-Lok clip used at the time to ligate the azygos vein was discovered by esophagoscopy and bronchoscopy to be eroding into the both structures. A covered self-expandable Y-shaped metallic tracheobronchial stent was customized with a 3D printed airway model and inserted in place, with endoscopic injection of fibrin glue to the anastomotic site. 64 days after implantation, the stent was withdrawn with complete healing of the fistula...
May 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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