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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780074/communication-site-ligation-and-polyglycolic-acid-sheet-use-for-the-treatment-of-hydrothorax-in-patients-undergoing-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
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Hirotoshi Kubokura, Junichi Okamoto, Jitsuo Usuda
INTRODUCTION: Hydrothorax due to pleuroperitoneal communication (PPC) can occur in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We report our experiences of the safety and efficacy of the treatment of four patients with a novel video-assisted thoracoscopy method. METHODS: Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed with a mini-thoracotomy of 5 cm in length. The PPC site was identified on the diaphragm and ligated using an endoscopic loop...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780073/early-lvad-implantation-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-failure-after-aortic-dissection-with-left-main-stem-involvement
#2
Hazem El Beyrouti, Angela Kornberger, Nancy Halloum, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Christian-Friedrich Vahl
BACKGROUND: Coronary involvement in aortic dissection heralds a poor outcome. Involvement of the left main stem may lead to left ventricular (LV) failure requiring mechanical circulatory support. CASE REPORT: A staged approach was applied in a 24-year-old female who suffered extensive infarction due to aortic dissection with left main stem involvement. After replacement of the ascending aorta and grafting of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery following a failed attempt at reconstruction of the left coronary ostium, she failed to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and underwent implantation of an extracorporeal life support (ECLS) system as a bridge to decision...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780070/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-off-pump-coronary-surgery
#3
Cengiz Ovalı, Aykut Şahin
PURPOSE: To determine to what extent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects mortality and morbidity rates in patients treated with off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). METHODS: A total of 321 patients treated with off-pump CABG were included in the present study. Of the 321 patients, 46 patients had COPD and they were designated as Group 1 and the remaining 275 patients did not have COPD and they were considered as Group 2. We compared the data obtained from the patients in both groups...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780069/successful-rescue-of-a-ruptured-tracheoinnominate-fistula-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-endovascular-stents-and-debranching-surgical-bypass
#4
Yu-San Chien, Yen-Chun Chao, Kuo-Sheng Lee, Kung-Hong Hsu
We reported a case of ruptured tracheoinnominate fistula in a 14-year-old boy with history of repeated sternotomy. Tracheostomy was performed at age 2 years. Slide tracheoplasty was done at age 13 years. He presented to outpatient clinic with episodic hemosputum. Massive blood emanated from stoma during bronchoscopy evaluation. Venous-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was installed for resuscitation. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and angiography confirmed the diagnosis. Immediate control of bleeding was achieved by an endovascular stent graft deployed at innominate artery...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780068/immunoglobulin-g4-related-aortic-disease
#5
Yoshio Misawa, Shin-Ichi Ohki, Akira Sugaya, Satoshi Uesugi
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May 18, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760324/endoconduit-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#6
Takashi Murakami, Yosuke Takahashi, Shinsuke Nishimura, Shinichi Iwata, Tokuhiro Yamada, Minoru Yoshiyama, Toshihiko Shibata
Access challenges are sometimes encountered in patients who require transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Transapical (TA) access is a well-established alternative, but it is more invasive than the standard transfemoral (TF) access techniques. We adopted the iliac endoconduit technique to perform TF TAVI in a patient with small-caliber, heavily calcified iliac arteries. This technique could provide an adequate access route for TAVI that is minimally invasive, even for patients with prohibitory iliac anatomy...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731477/unilateral-lower-extremity-edema-and-lymphorrhea-as-manifestations-of-a-ruptured-iliac-artery-aneurysm-and-arteriovenous-fistula
#7
Shinsuke Nishimura, Takashi Murakami, Hiromichi Fujii, Yosuke Takahashi, Akimasa Morisaki, Toshihiko Shibata
An arteriovenous fistula is a rare complication of ruptured abdominal aortic or iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs). Its clinical symptoms depend on its size, with signs of heart failure dominating if the fistula is large. Herein, we present a case of arteriovenous fistula with an unusual presentation. An 86-year-old male patient presented with extreme lower extremity edema, skin erosion, and continuous lymphorrhea (starting 3 months prior). Despite the large fistula between the right common IAA and the left common iliac vein after the rupture of the aneurysm, he did not develop heart failure symptoms, as the large shunt was predominantly directed toward the left lower extremity due to iliac vein compression...
May 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695653/pulmonary-resection-for-lung-cancer-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-case-report
#8
Hiroaki Komatsu, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Kyukwang Chung, Michihito Toda, Kantaro Hara, Noritoshi Nishiyama
An 82-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of dyspnea on effort. Echocardiography revealed severe aortic valve stenosis (AS). Simultaneously, chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 19-mm nodule in the lower lobe of the right lung, and bronchoscopic biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma. She underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe AS. Three weeks later, she underwent lower lobectomy of the right lung and mediastinal dissection for the lung cancer. Her postoperative course was good, and she was discharged 8 days postoperatively...
April 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695652/total-aortic-arch-replacement-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-left-subclavian-arterial-perfusion
#9
Taijiro Sueda, Shinya Takahashi, Keijiro Katayama
We present the case of an 86-year-old male with an aortic arch saccular aneurysm who underwent zone 1 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with debranching from the right subclavian artery to the left carotid and left subclavian arteries. The patient developed a type Ia endoleak 1 month later. Postoperative contrast computed tomography (CT) showed a hematoma around the aneurysm, concerning for impending rupture. He thus underwent emergency endograft removal and replacement with a one-branched graft using selective cerebral perfusion via the left subclavian artery perfusion...
April 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681597/strategy-for-cardiovascular-surgery-in-patients-with-antithrombin-iii-deficiency
#10
Yoshiyuki Nishimura, Yasushi Takagi
Antithrombin III (ATIII) deficiency is a rare disorder in which thrombosis can be induced by stimuli that do not usually lead to thrombus formation, including minor injuries and surgery. Therefore, patients with ATIII deficiency undergoing cardiovascular surgery that involves heparinization require careful perioperative management. We experienced five patients with ATIII deficiency who underwent cardiovascular surgery and were managed with ATIII replacement. By administration of ATIII concentrate, preoperative ATIII activity was maintained at ≥120% and postoperative ATIII activity at ≥80%...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681596/is-surgery-after-chemoradiotherapy-feasible-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-invasion
#11
Hiroki Sato, Junichi Soh, Katsuyuki Hotta, Kuniaki Katsui, Susumu Kanazawa, Katsuyuki Kiura, Shinichi Toyooka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of surgery after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced-non-small-cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) with superior vena cava (SVC) resection in terms of prognosis and early and late postoperative course. METHODS: The medical records of NSCLC patients who underwent surgery after CRT at our institution between January 2001 and March 2016 were reviewed. We evaluated the feasibility of surgery with SVC resection after CRT...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681595/remission-of-palmoplantar-pustulosis-after-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-a-patient-with-titanium-allergy
#12
Takanori Kono, Takeshi Oda, Keiichi Akaiwa, Katsuhiko Nakamura, Kenya Sasaoka, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Metal allergy is an uncommon problem during surgery. Among them, titanium allergy is said to be rare, but can lead to serious complications, such as palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP). A 69-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of chest pain. Coronary angiography showed severe coronary artery disease that required coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The patient had a history of orthopedic surgery for left distal radius fracture 2 years previously, which resulted in inflammation on the left arm and PPP...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628466/increase-carotid-flow-by-double-sheath-connection-technique-to-reduce-cerebral-ischemia-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-through-transcarotid-approach
#13
Richard Tsai, I-Ming Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Hsin-Bang Leu, Ying-Hwa Chen, Hsiao-Huang Chang
PURPOSE: Transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one alternative approach if unfavorable femoral access. However, this approach may cause cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs) by temporarily occluding common carotid artery (CCA). The purpose of this study is to develop a new method reducing cerebral ischemia during transcarotid TAVI. METHODS: We inserted an 8- and 18-Fr. sheath in CCA with tip toward brain and aortic arch, respectively, and connected their side arms to create a bypass flow...
April 6, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607872/a-case-of-primary-mediastinal-leiomyosarcoma-in-which-long-term-survival-was-achieved
#14
Yoshihito Iijima, Hirohiko Akiyama, Yuki Nakajima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Tomomi Hirata
INTRODUCTION: Primary leiomyosarcomas (LMS) of the mediastinum are extremely rare malignant mesenchymal tumors developing from soft tissues or great vessels. We present a case of a primary leiomyosarcoma of the middle mediastinum in which long-term survival was achieved. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old man presented to us for examination with an extrapleural sign in his upper mediastinum on chest X-ray. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a well- circumscribed mass in the middle mediastinum...
March 30, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563372/the-effect-of-ultrasound-assisted-debridement-combined-with-vacuum-pump-therapy-in-deep-sternal-wound-infections
#15
Lachmandath Tewarie, Nikolay Chernigov, Andreas Goetzenich, Ajay Moza, Rüdiger Autschbach, Rashad Zayat
PURPOSE: To assess whether a combined treatment of low-frequency (25 kHz) ultrasonic-debridement systems followed by vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC) produces a better outcome in deep sternal wound infections (SWIs) compared to that of VAC alone. METHODS: We evaluated 45 consecutive patients (25 males) between January 2013 and December 2016, in whom deep SWI was treated with a combination of low-frequency ultrasonic debridement system followed by vacuum-assisted closure (group A, n = 23) or with only vacuum-assisted closure therapy (group B, n = 22)...
March 22, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563371/modified-sleeve-technique-in-aortic-valve-sparing-operation-for-marfan-syndrome
#16
Yung-Szu Wu, Shih-Rong Hsieh, Chung-Chi Wang, Chung-Lin Tsai
We devised a simple modification of the Florida Sleeve procedure to perform aortic valve-sparing surgery. This technique is simple, quick, effective, and safe. We used this technique in operations performed on two young patients with Marfan syndrome. The initial and short-term results were satisfactory.
March 22, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563370/successful-surgical-fixation-using-bio-absorbable-plates-for-frail-chest-in-a-severe-osteoporotic-octogenarian
#17
Ryuichi Waseda, Isao Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Tatsuzawa, Akinori Iwasaki
We present a case of a severe osteoporotic octogenarian who sustained serious flail chest from a traffic accident. The 3rd-9th ribs of the right chest wall were fractured. Non-operative management was unsuccessful. We performed a surgical fixation using a bio-absorbable and bio-active mini-plating set. This plating set is unsintered hydroxyapatite (u-HA) particles/poly-L-lactide (PLLA) composite osteosynthesis device commonly used for cranial, oral, and maxillofacial surgeries. The use of the u-HA/PLLA device for chest wall reconstruction has previously been reported, but no long-term results have been included...
March 22, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563369/treatment-of-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-involving-upper-extremity-reperfusion-injury
#18
Hiroshi Furukawa, Takeshi Honda, Takahiko Yamasawa, Kazuo Tanemoto
A 70-year-old man underwent emergent primary central repair for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) with right upper extremity ischemia. Ascending aorta and hemi-arch replacement concomitant with additional right upper peripheral bypass was performed for persistent right upper arm ischemia. The early reperfusion injury (RI) of the right upper extremity was defined the next day, and managed by continuous hemodialysis (CHD) and infusion therapy, resulting in the arm being salvaged. This is an extremely rare adverse phenomenon, and we herein described its successful treatment with perioperative intensive management following central repair of AAAD...
March 22, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553067/stanford-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-with-intimal-intussusception
#19
Yohsuke Yanase, Akihito Ohkawa, Satomi Inoue, Yukihiro Niida
In case of complete circumferential dissection of the ascending aorta, the dissected flap has the potential to fold backwards, causing several complications. We report two cases of Stanford type A acute aortic dissection (AAD) whose intimal flaps intussuscepted into the left ventricular outflow tract.Case 1: A 41-year-old man with AAD in whom transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed the dissected flap as folded back into the left ventricular outflow tract, causing severe aortic regurgitation (AR) with rapidly progressing acute pulmonary edema...
March 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553087/oblique-chest-x-ray-an-alternative-way-to-detect-pneumothorax
#20
Cumhur Murat Tulay, Sadık Yaldız, Adnan Bilge
PURPOSE: To identify occult pneumothorax with oblique chest X-ray (OCXR) in clinically suspected patients. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we examined 1082 adult multitrauma patients who were admitted to our emergency service between January 2016 and January 2017. Clinical findings that suggest occult pneumothorax were rib fracture, flail chest, chest pain, subcutaneous emphysema, abrasion or ecchymosis and moderate to severe hypoxia in clinical parameters...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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