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Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637940/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-with-tangential-partial-resection-of-the-innominate-vein
#1
Motoki Yano, Katsuhiro Okuda, Osamu Kawano, Ayumi Suzuki, Risa Oda, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Masayuki Haniuda
We herein report a case in which thoracoscopic thymectomy with partial resection of the brachiocephalic vein was performed using a subxiphoid approach. We suggest the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thymectomy. We could extend the indications of thoracoscopic thymectomy for invasive tumors. Thoracoscopic thymectomy with the combined resection of part of the brachiocephalic vein was possible. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma. Since the postoperative complications were minimal, postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy could be initiated without delay...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637939/surgery-of-thymic-tumor-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#2
Masahiro Yanagiya, Jun Matsumoto, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Yoshio Suzuki, Hajime Horiuchi
Because a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital malformation in the thoracic venous system, surgery of the thymus in such patients has rarely been reported. We herein present a case involving a 68-year-old woman who was treated for a thymic tumor adhering to a PLSVC. She underwent complete resection of the thymic tumor through median sternotomy with left-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery. Although the tumor was close to the left phrenic nerve, this nerve was safely preserved. The pathological diagnosis was mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the thymus...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626162/intervention-of-the-nuss-procedure-on-the-mental-health-of-pectus-excavatum-patients
#3
Li Luo, Bo Xu, Xinling Wang, Bo Tan, Jing Zhao
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, but little is known about the influence of the Nuss surgical procedure on mental health of patients with PE. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the influence of the PE Nuss surgical procedure on mental health in Chinese patients and identify the predictors of psychological status for PE. Patients with PE (n = 266) underwent a standard surgical procedure by the same surgeon and did the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) questionnaires before and 1 year after surgery...
June 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592723/chondroma-of-the-sternum-growing-in-a-pregnant-patient-a-case-report
#4
Stefanie Braun, Henner Weichhardt, Dirk Uhlmann
PURPOSE: Benign tumors are known to grow or develop sometimes during pregnancy. We present a case report about a young woman with a growing sternal tumor. METHODS: After her second pregnancy, a 32-year-old female presented with a rapid growing sternal tumor. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a tumor measuring 10 × 8 × 7 cm with an intrathoracic bulk, compressing the heart and the upper margin of the liver. RESULTS: Resection of the tumor was performed uneventfully...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539544/postoperative-outcome-of-high-risk-octogenarians-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-multicenter-observational-retrospective-study
#5
Michal Porizka, Jan Kunstyr, Tomas Vanek, Michal Nejedly, Jana Buckova, Jiri Mokrejs, Frantisek Mosna
PURPOSE: Cardiac surgery in octogenarians with severely deteriorated functional status is increasingly common, but outcome data are still limited. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative outcome, survival, and quality of life of low-, medium-, and high-risk octogenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: In all, 285 Czech octogenarians who underwent any cardiac surgical procedure between January 2011 and December 2012 were included in the study. Five out of all twelve national adult cardiac surgical centers participated in the study, representing almost half of all octogenarians operated in our country in that period...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539543/sling-pulmonary-artery-with-bridging-bronchus-and-narrowing-airway-a-case-report
#6
Dongxu Li, Yuan Feng, Yasutaka Hirata, Qi An
We present a case of a 10-month-old girl baby with pulmonary artery sling and bridging bronchus demonstrated using multidetector computed tomography with a three-dimensional volume-rendering display and minimum intensity projections. To the best of our knowledge, this method has been helpful not only in the diagnosis and surgical planning for this rare abnormality but also in the evaluation of prognosis. After pulmonary artery reimplantation, the patient was well and discharged.
May 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539542/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-unexpected-lymph-node-metastasis
#7
Tomohiro Haruki, Makoto Wakahara, Yuki Matsuoka, Ken Miwa, Kunio Araki, Yuji Taniguchi, Hiroshige Nakamura
PURPOSE: The objective is to demonstrate the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with unexpected node-positive lung adenocarcinoma and to analyze predictive factors of unexpected disease. METHODS: We reviewed 225 patients with lung adenocarcinoma who underwent curative-intent operation between January 2008 and December 2014. Unexpected node-positive diseases were defined as cases with hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes metastasis in spite of both negative significant enlargement of lymph nodes on preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) and negative fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in lymph nodes on preoperative positron emission tomography (PET)/CT...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496017/comparison-of-the-incidence-of-complications-and-secondary-surgical-interventions-necessary-in-patients-with-chronic-lower-limb-ischemia-treated-by-both-open-and-endovascular-surgeries
#8
Dariusz Janczak, Maciej Malinowski, Wojciech Bąkowski, Katarzyna Krakowska, Karol Marschollek, Paweł Marschollek, Mariusz Chabowski
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects 3%-10% of the population before the age of 70 years and 15%-20% after that age.The aim of the study was to compare the incidence of complications and secondary interventions in patients who underwent each type of treatment. METHODS: We analyzed 734 medical records of the Department of Surgery at the 4th Military Teaching Hospital in Wroclaw, In total, 394 were operated on with open surgery; an endarterectomy (59...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484151/surgical-treatment-for-pulmonary-metastasis-of-head-and-neck-cancer-study-of-58-cases
#9
Yuki Nakajima, Yoshihito Iijima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Hirohiko Akiyama, Takeshi Beppu, Hidetaka Uramoto, Tomomi Hirata
PURPOSE: Although the number of surgeries performed for pulmonary metastasis of head and neck cancer has been increasing, there have been few reports of the surgical effectiveness. We collected the data of surgeries performed in our facility in order to discuss the surgical performance and indication. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the prognosis and predictors for 58 patients with pulmonary metastasis of head and neck cancer who underwent a surgery in our facility during the 15-year period, from January 2000 to December 2015...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484150/less-invasive-approach-to-pancoast-tumor-in-a-partitioned-incision
#10
Norikazu Kawai, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Motoaki Yasukawa, Takashi Watanabe, Takashi Tojo
We describe our approach to resect a Pancoast tumor with thoracoscopic assistance in a partitioned incision. We used the LigaSure vessel-sealing system under thoracoscopy in chest wall resection for Pancoast tumor. This approach is of great utility: easy-to use and less invasive for Pancoast tumor resection.
May 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458302/clinicopathological-features-of-thymoma-with-ring-calcification-case-reports
#11
Takeo Nakada, Tadashi Akiba, Mitsuo Yabe, Keiichiro Tanaka, Masataka Nakano, Masafumi Suzuki, Toshiaki Morikawa
Thymomas with ring calcifications are very rare and quaint style. Herein, we presented our three cases of thymomas with ring calcifications and reviewed totally 10 cases including 7 cases of previous English literatures. The median age was 53 years. Myasthenia gravis was a complication in 40%. The median maximal diameter was 50 mm. They were diagnosed as pathological type B or had type B component. Based on World Health Organization (WHO) classification, 20%, 60%, and 20% cases were stage I, stage II, and stage III, respectively...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450683/coil-intrabronchial-migration-in-an-arteriovenous-malformation-patient-treated-10-years-ago
#12
Tadashi Umehara, Masaya Aoki, Go Kamimura, Kazuhiro Wakida, Toshiyuki Nagata, Tsunayuki Otsuka, Masami Sato
A 56-year-old male who had received transcatheter coil deposition 10 years ago for an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was admitted to our hospital because of persistent hemosputum. Chest radiograph and bronchoscopy revealed straightened coil bundles in his air way. Recently, less invasive transcatheter intervention has been performed more frequently for treatment of AVM than surgical resection. In our case, however, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed that the coils might migrate from the deposited site to the airway...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428447/comparison-of-mid-term-graft-patency-between-on-pump-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#13
Tatsuya Seki, Toshihito Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have compared on-pump coronary artery bypass (ONCAB) grafting with off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting, but the optimal surgical strategy has yet to be established. Furthermore, there is limited evidence regarding mid-term graft patency rates. METHODS: Between April 2001 and March 2014, 365 consecutive patients underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; male: 75%; mean age: 69 ± 10 years). After propensity-score-matched analysis, we assessed the results of 67 patients in each group (ONCAB: group A, OPCAB: group B)...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980283/pure-cusp-tear-of-trifecta-bioprosthesis-2-years-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#14
Masaki Hamamoto, Taira Kobayashi, Masamichi Ozawa, Kosuke Yoshimura
Trifecta is a stented bioprosthetic heart valve with a bovine pericardial sheet externally mounted on a titanium stent. This valve is applied only for aortic valve replacement (AVR), providing excellent hemodynamics and extremely low incidence of structural valve deterioration (SVD). A 76-year-old woman presented with dyspnea on effort 24 months after AVR with a 21-mm Trifecta valve. Echocardiography revealed severe aortic regurgitation with prolapse of a cusp of Trifecta valve, which suggested that she developed acute heart failure due to early SVD...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885214/giant-leiomyoma-arising-from-the-mediastinal-pleura-a-case-report
#15
Naoki Haratake, Fumihiro Shoji, Yuka Kozuma, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara
This report presents a rare case involving a patient with a giant leiomyoma originating from the mediastinal pleura. The patient underwent a medical examination, and chest radiography revealed a giant tumor. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a well demarcated, heterogeneous mass which seemed to originate from the posterior mediastinum. Positron emission tomography (PET) showed the uptake of this tumor with a standardized uptake value of 4.9. We suspected that this tumor was a solitary fibrous tumor, and the patient underwent a surgical resection...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829606/late-onset-pulmonary-fistula-after-resection-of-pulmonary-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer-following-perioperative-chemotherapy-with-bevacizumab
#16
Ryu Kanzaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masayoshi Inoue, Tomohiro Kawamura, Soichiro Funaki, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab followed by surgery is now a viable treatment option for pulmonary metastasis from colorectal cancer (CRC). We herein report two cases of late-onset pulmonary fistula after resection of pulmonary metastasis from CRC following perioperative chemotherapy with bevacizumab. One patient suffered from a late-onset pulmonary fistula that occurred 3 months after pulmonary resection, which was treated with chest drainage and pleurodesis. The other patient suffered from a pulmonary fistula after three cycles of chemotherapy with bevacizumab after pulmonary resection, and underwent surgery to treat the fistula...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331160/kilt-technique-as-an-angle-modification-method-for-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-severe-neck-angle
#17
Tae-Hoon Kim, Ho-Jun Jang, Young Jin Choi, Chang Keun Lee, Sung Woo Kwon, Won-Heum Shim
PURPOSE: Kilt technique can be useful for overcoming the severe angle in endovascular abdominal aortic repair. Thus, we investigate the utility of the Kilt technique as an angle modification method. METHODS: This study included 16 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm having severe neck angle (over 60°). Of these, eight were treated using Kilt technique, whereas the remaining eight were by the conventional endovascular method. We investigated the pre- and post-procedural differences in neck angle between the two groups using aortic computed tomography (CT) angiography...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302931/the-comparison-of-the-effects-of-nebivolol-and-metoprolol-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-the-cases-with-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#18
Özcan Gür, Selami Gurkan, Gunduz Yumun, Polat Turker
PURPOSE: Beta-blocker use is common in the cases with coronary artery bypass surgery. According to the literature, beta-blockers have positive effects but may cause erectile dysfunction (ED). The most commonly used beta-blockers in ischemic cardiac disease are nebivolol and metoprolol. In our clinic, we aimed to compare the effects of nebivolol and metoprolol succinate on ED in the sexually active cases with coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS: In our clinic, a total of 119 patients with coronary artery bypass surgery were included in the study...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228614/current-solutions-for-long-segment-tracheal-reconstruction
#19
Ahmed A Abouarab, Hany H Elsayed, Hussein Elkhayat, Ahmed Mostafa, David C Cleveland, Ahmed El Nori
This article is a continuation of previous reviews about the appropriate method for long-segment tracheal reconstruction. We attempted to cover the most recent, successful and promising results of the different solutions for reconstruction that are rather innovative and suitable for imminent clinical application. Latest efforts to minimize the limitations associated with each method have been covered as well. In summary, autologous and allogenic tissue reconstruction of the trachea have been successful methods for reconstruction experimentally and clinically...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202895/conduits-used-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-review-of-morphological-studies
#20
Brenda Martínez-González, Cynthia Guadalupe Reyes-Hernández, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Víctor E Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Claudia N Esparza-Hernández, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña, Santos Guzmán-López
There is a significant variety of vascular conduits options for coronary bypass surgery. Adequate graft selection is the most important factor for the success of the intervention. To ensure durability, permeability, and bypass function, there must be a morphological similarity between the graft and the coronary artery. The objective of this review was to analyze the morphological characteristics of the grafts that are most commonly used in coronary bypass surgery and the coronary arteries that are most frequently occluded...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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