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Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

Takafumi Kozaki, Tai Fuchigami, Nobuhiro Nagata
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September 14, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Andrew B Ho, Tara Bharucha, Eleanor Jones, Justin Thuraisingham, Markku Kaarne, Nicola Viola
Background Classical management of small infants with tetralogy of Fallot has involved placement of a Blalock-Taussig shunt followed later by complete repair, rather than primary complete repair which is the strategy adopted in larger infants. Some advantages of early complete repair compared to a staged strategy have been shown. We sought to review our institutional outcomes. Methods Patients under 3-months old undergoing complete surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot in our institution between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed and compared with an older control group matched by anatomical diagnosis and outflow tract intervention...
September 14, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Ryo Miyoshi, Shigeto Nishikawa, Shigeyuki Tamari, Misa Noguchi, Kyoko Hijiya, Koji Chihara
Objectives Thrombosis in the pulmonary vein stump after a left upper lobectomy is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication, and the pulmonary vein stump length plays an important role here. We assessed the frequency and risk factors for thrombosis in patients undergoing lobectomy with division of the superior pulmonary vein using ligation. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 425 patients with primary lung cancer who underwent lobectomy or bilobectomy in our institution from 2008 to 2016, with contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography within a year after lobectomy...
September 14, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Frank Farfán-Leal, Amparo Esteban, Rocío Hinojar, Mónica García-Cosío, Francisco Contreras
Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is divided into nasal, non-nasal, and aggressive/leukemia subtypes, according to anatomic origin and clinical manifestations, with each subtype carrying a different prognosis. We present a case of primary cardiac natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with extension to other organs in a 38-year-old man, to highlight the role of imaging in categorizing nasal versus non-nasal types. This distinction has relevant implications for patient care because the non-nasal type has a much lower survival rate...
September 12, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Evgeny Rosseykin, Evgeny Kobzev, Vladlen Bazylev
Here we propose a new method of aortic cannulation in type A aortic dissection and aortic arch aneurysms. Aortic cannulation is performed through any of the ostia of brachiocephalic arteries and has been successfully used in 77 patients. This procedure is simple, safe, effective, and might be used as one of the alternatives to the classic methods of arterial cannulation.
September 7, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Vijayakumar Raju, Aayush Poddar, Sai Gopalakrishnan, Kalyanasundaram Muthuswamy
Delayed migration of a ductal occluder device into the aorta after transcatheter closure of a patent ductus arteriosus is extremely rare. We present a case of delayed migration of a ductal occluder into the descending aorta 4 months after its deployment in an 11-year-old girl. Successful surgical removal of the device from the descending aorta and triple-ligation of the ductus arteriosus was performed via a left thoracotomy. The patient made an uneventful recovery.
September 7, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Sameh I Sersar, Ibtihal T Yamani, Lamees A Maghrabi
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September 7, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Shuji Nagatomi, Kazuhisa Matsumoto, Yutaka Imoto
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September 5, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Mohamad Nagy, Hesham Alkady, Waleed Abo Senna, Soliman Abdelhay
Background Most previous studies dealing with predictors of surgical outcome in prosthetic valve endocarditis included patients with aortic and/or mitral valve prostheses. Here, we concentrate on isolated prosthetic mitral endocarditis due to heterogeneity of epidemiological data, anatomical factors, and surgical techniques between mitral, prosthetic mitral, and aortic endocarditis between prosthetic mitral and prosthetic aortic endocarditis. Methods Data of 40 patients reoperated upon due to isolated prosthetic mitral endocarditis between July 2015 and March 2017 were retrospectively collected and analyzed...
September 5, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Katsunari Matsuoka, Mitsuhiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
Objective It has been reported previously that granulomas can occur around nonabsorbable sutures, but that granuloma formation around the staple line is very rare. However, the increased use of thoracoscopic surgery is creating more opportunities to use automatic mechanical suturing equipment for pulmonary surgery, and it is expected that the incidence of granuloma around the staple line will increase. Methods We retrospectively investigated the clinical records of 6 patients who developed nontuberculous mycobacterial granuloma on the staple line after pulmonary resection...
September 5, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Lieven P Depypere, Johnny Moons, Toni E Lerut, Willy Coosemans, Hans Van Veer, Philippe R Nafteux
Background Despite integrated positron emission tomography and computed tomography screening before and after neoadjuvant treatment in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer, unexpected metastatic disease is still found in some patients during surgery. Should then esophagectomy be aborted or is there a place for palliative resection? Methods Between 2002 and 2015, 681 patients with potentially resectable esophageal cancer were sheduled for neoadjuvant therapy and subsequent esophagectomy. In 552 patients, a potentially curative esophagectomy was performed...
September 5, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Shunichiro Matsuoka, Ryoichi Kondo, Keiko Ishii
An 81-year-old man underwent thymectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery for a mediastinal tumor. The pathological diagnosis was Masaoka stage II type B3 thymoma. Thirty-six months later, he presented with a growing mass on his anterior chest wall. Computed tomography showed a lobulated tumor in the sternum with bone destruction. Positron-emission tomography-computed tomography showed a maximal standardized uptake of 12.3 in the tumor. Core needle biopsy confirmed a metastatic sternal tumor from a type B3 thymoma...
August 13, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Simon Cy Chow, Alex Pw Lee, Anthony Mh Ho, Herman Hm Chan, Malcolm J Underwood, Song Wan
Background In patients with remarkably enlarged cardiac chambers and history of implantation of older types of mitral valve prosthesis, the considerations for reoperative tricuspid valve surgery are not limited to the risks of sternal reentry but also include the dilemma of whether to carry out prophylactic replacement of the normal functioning but outdated prosthesis or leave it in situ. Methods We reviewed our surgical strategy and postoperative 5-year follow-up findings in two patients who underwent redo tricuspid surgery 3 to 4 decades after mechanical mitral valve replacement...
August 12, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Peter Zilla, R Morton Bolman, Magdi H Yacoub, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Karen Sliwa, Liesl Zühlke, Robert Sd Higgins, Bongani Mayosi, Alain Carpentier, David Williams
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August 12, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Marco Zuin, Luisella Fogato, Loris Roncon
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August 6, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Christos Tourmousoglou, Harilaos Bogossian, Vlasis Ninios, Elias Ninios
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital cardiac disease characterized by apical displacement of the tricuspid valve with decreased right ventricular function. Left ventricular noncompaction is a cardiomyopathy characterized by the presence of numerous and prominent trabeculations together with deep intertrabecular recesses in a portion of the ventricular wall, principally at the lateral and apical level. We describe the very rare case of a patient living for 78 years with a benign form of Ebstein's anomaly and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy with slightly reduced systolic function...
August 6, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Rakan I Nazer, Khalid A Alburikan, Anhar Ullah, Ali M Albarrati, Mazen Hassanain
Background Surgical site infections can have a significant impact on cardiac surgical outcome. The liver plays an important role in infection prevention. This study aimed to retrospectively determine whether transient postoperative liver dysfunction after coronary bypass surgery increased surgical site infections. Methods A modified version of the Schindl scoring scale for liver dysfunction was adapted to objectively quantify transient liver dysfunction in the first 7 days after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
July 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Aram Baram, Goran Majeed, Allaa Subhi Abdel-Majeed
Introduction The role of carotid shunting in carotid endarterectomy is controversial. Many studies have concluded that patch angioplasty is preferable to primary closure, while others found that it had no value. The aim of this study was to report the results of our first series of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy with a non-shunting technique and primary closure of the arteriotomy. Methods From October 2014 to October 2017, 63 patients with unilateral or bilateral carotid artery stenosis underwent carotid endarterectomy...
July 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Bulent Koçer, Tevfik Kaplan, Nesimi Günal, Bilge Gönenli Koçer, Yucel Akkaş, Rasih Yazkan, Koray Dural, Sezer Kulaçoğlu, Serdar Han
Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of R0 resection of thymoma to identify prognostic factors for long-term outcomes. Methods Data of 62 patients (28 male, 34 female) with a mean age of 47.26 ± 14.42 years, who underwent R0 resection for thymoma and were followed-up between February 2004 and March 2016, were analyzed retrospectively. Results Eight patients had a video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy and 54 had a transsternal extended thymectomy. During a mean follow-up of 128...
July 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Masami Shingaki, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Kiyofumi Morishita, Toshio Baba, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Kohei Narayama
An 83-year-old woman with a Kommerell diverticulum was treated by anatomical endovascular repair with a deep site in-situ fenestration instead of complex debranching techniques. The main component of the thoracic stent-graft was deployed just distal to the third cervical branch to completely exclude the Kommerell diverticulum. A deep site in-situ fenestration was made on the main component using a radiofrequency needle through the left subclavian artery, and a stent-graft was deployed to bridge the main component to the left subclavian artery...
July 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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