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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229271/new-pet-ct-criterion-for-nodal-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-measurement-of-the-ratio-of-section-area-of-standard-uptake-values-%C3%A2-2-5-lymph-node-section-area
#1
Yoshitaro Saito, Kazuhiro Imai, Koichi Ishiyama, Hajime Saito, Satoru Motoyama, Yusuke Sato, Hayato Konno, Satoshi Fujishima, Manabu Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to use surgical and histological results to develop a simple noninvasive technique for improving nodal staging using preoperative PET/CT in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Preoperative PET/CT findings (163 patients) and pathological diagnoses after surgical resection were evaluated. Using PET/CT images, lymph node section area (SA), the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), SA of SUV ≥2...
February 23, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229270/should-the-annulus-be-fixed-in-aortic-valve-sparing-root-replacement-with-remodeling
#2
Kojiro Furukawa, Keiji Kamohara, Junji Yunoki, Shugo Koga, Manabu Itoh, Hiroyuki Morokuma, Yosuke Mukae, Tsuyoshi Itoh, Shigeki Morita
OBJECTIVES: If the aortic root dilates after native aortic valve-sparing root reconstruction with remodeling, aortic regurgitation may recur. However, it has not been demonstrated clearly that the aortic root dilates after remodeling. METHODS: This study enrolled 15 patients who underwent an aortic valve-sparing operation with remodeling (2002-2014) but without any ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) fixation. Technically, special care was taken to pass the sutures through the fibrous annulus...
February 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197816/analysis-of-variation-in-bronchovascular-pattern-of-the-right-middle-and-lower-lobes-of-the-lung-using-three-dimensional-ct-angiography-and-bronchography
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Toshiteru Nagashima, Kimihiro Shimizu, Yoichi Ohtaki, Kai Obayashi, Seshiru Nakazawa, Akira Mogi, Hiroyuki Kuwano
OBJECTIVES: General thoracic surgeons must be familiar with anatomical variation in the pulmonary vessels and bronchi. Here, we analyzed the bronchovascular pattern of the right middle lobe (RML) and right lower lobe (RLL) of the lung using three-dimensional CT angiography and bronchography (3DCTAB). METHODS: We reviewed the anatomical patterns of the pulmonary vessels and bronchi in 270 patients using 3DCTAB images. RESULTS: The branching patterns of vessels and bronchi of RML and S(6) were classified according to the number of stems...
February 14, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194732/late-post-avr-progression-of-bicuspid-aortopathy-link-to-hemodynamics
#4
Shiho Naito, Tatiana Gross, Kushtrim Disha, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The ascending aortic dilatation may progress after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients. Our aim was to evaluate rheological flow patterns and histological characteristics of the aneurysmal aorta in BAV patients at the time of reoperative aortic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 13 patients (mean age: 42 ± 9 years, 10 (77%) male) with significant progression of proximal aortopathy after isolated AVR surgery for BAV disease (i...
February 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176173/massive-left-atrial-calcification-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Saeid Hosseini, Yousef Rezaei, Niloufar Samiei, Anita Sadeghpour, Mohammad Mehdi Peighambari, Carlos A Mestres, Frank W Sellke
Left atrial (LA) calcification is mostly observed in patients with rheumatic mitral valve (MV) diseases who underwent surgical treatment. We report a case of LA calcification in a 69-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and cyanosis. Admission electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation and biventricular hypertrophy. Her chest roentgenogram revealed cardiomegaly and a curvilinear whitish shadow in the area of LA. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe mitral stenosis and massive LA thrombosis. The patient underwent an emergent surgery, during which the whitish line on chest roentgenogram proved to be a calcified LA inner wall...
February 7, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161770/posterior-ventricular-restoration-treatment-for-heart-failure-a-review-past-present-and-future-aspects
#6
REVIEW
Tadashi Isomura, Yasuhisa Fukada, Takuya Miyazaki, Minoru Yoshida, Akimasa Morisaki, Masahiro Endo
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the major causes of death and occurs in more than 15,000,000 patients worldwide. The incidence is expected to increase in parallel with the aging population. Most current therapies for CHF are medications, and biventricular pacing implantation as appropriated by cardiologists, or surgical interventions. The heart transplantation for indicated patients is still gold standard surgery although the 10-year survival rate is approximately 60% based on the worldwide data. However, the cardiac transplantation remains epidemiologically insignificant because of donor pool limitations...
February 4, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150061/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-with-lemierre-s-syndrome
#7
Taisuke Kaiho, Takahiro Nakajima, Shuji Yonekura, Sawako Hamasaki, Takekazu Iwata, Ichiro Yoshino
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a severe infection of the mediastinum. Lemierre's syndrome manifests as thrombophlebitis in the cervical veins, which is caused by a neck infection. A 50-year-old woman had a fever with a 13-day history of neck pain. CT showed a deep neck abscess with vertebral vein thrombosis and mediastinal abscesses. Multiple small pulmonary nodules were found, suggesting septic pulmonary embolism. Emergency surgery for bilateral cervical and mediastinal drainage was performed, and antibiotics and anticoagulation agent was administered...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150060/rupture-of-the-right-upper-pulmonary-vein-and-left-atrium-caused-by-blunt-chest-trauma
#8
Motoo Osaka, Ryo Nagai, Tadashi Koishizawa
A 49-year-old man was transferred to our hospital by ambulance due to blunt chest trauma sustained in a car accident. Echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography showed hemopericardium without other vital organ damage. Emergent surgery was performed under strong suspicion of traumatic cardiac rupture. Careful inspection showed a rupture of the right upper pulmonary vein at the junction of the left atrium, a laceration of the inferior vena cava, and a left-side pericardium rupture, and they were repaired with running 4-0 polypropylene suture...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110388/venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-two-morbidly-obese-patients
#9
Sagar Kadakia, Vishnu Ambur, Ryan Moore, Yoshiya Toyoda, Akira Shiose
Case studies on the use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the obese patient have been infrequently reported. We report the successful utilization of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in two obese patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. The first patient had a body mass index of 93 and developed acute respiratory distress syndrome in the setting of pneumonia and aspiration while the second patient had a body mass index of 47 and developed acute respiratory distress syndrome in the setting of gastrografin aspiration...
January 21, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101803/lung-retransplantation-in-an-adult-13%C3%A2-years-after-single-lobar-transplant-in-childhood
#10
Seiichiro Sugimoto, Shinji Otani, Takashi Ohki, Takeshi Kurosaki, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto
Single living-donor lobar lung transplantation provides acceptable results for critically ill children; however, an additional lung transplantation may be required in the future as the recipient grows. We describe a case of successful lung retransplantation in a grown-up patient after single lobar lung transplantation in childhood. A 23-year-old man underwent bilateral cadaveric lung retransplantation for chronic lung allograft dysfunction 13 years after right single living-donor lobar transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension performed at the age of 10 years...
January 18, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074445/intrathoracic-tumor-of-the-chest-wall-a-case-of-castleman-s-disease-mimicking-myositis-of-the-lower-extremities
#11
Athanasios Tampakis, Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Thomas Daikeler, Didier Lardinois
Castleman's disease refers to a group of uncommon lymphoproliferative disorders which exhibit common lymph-node histological features. A 72-year-old male patient presented with signs of lower limb myositis. Detailed work-up focused initially on evaluating hematological malignancies, the presence of a solid tumor, autoimmune diseases and degenerative disorders of the peripheral nerves. Finally, a PET-CT scan was performed to exclude paraneoplastic manifestations of a primary tumor, revealing  however a tumor of the thoracic wall...
January 10, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004228/erratum-to-thoracic-and-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-during-2013-annual-report-by-the-japanese-association-for-thoracic-surgery
#12
Munetaka Masuda, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Meinoshin Okumura, Hirokuni Arai, Shunsuke Endo, Yuichiro Doki, Junjiro Kobayashi, Noboru Motomura, Hiroshi Nishida, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Fumihiro Tanaka, Kazuo Tanemoto, Yasushi Toh, Hiroyasu Yokomise
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000150/atrial-fibrillation-following-aortic-valve-replacement-impact-of-perioperative-use-of-intravenous-%C3%AE-blocker
#13
Junki Yokota, Hiroyuki Nishi, Naosumi Sekiya, Mitsutomo Yamada, Toshiki Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent advances in perioperative management, postoperative atrial fibrillation/flutter (POAF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. Therefore, it is important to determine related risk factors to establish effective management. However, most studies have focused on patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and little is known about POAF in those who receive aortic valve replacement (AVR). We investigated the relationship of clinical predictors with POAF in patients undergoing AVR...
December 20, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987101/systemic-air-embolism-during-pleural-lavage-for-empyema
#14
Masatsugu Ohuchi, Shuhei Inoue, Yoshitomo Ozaki, Keiko Ueda
Pleural lavage has been considered a convenient and safe method that is often performed for empyema. We report a case of systemic air embolism that developed during pleural lavage. A 53-year-old man with empyema in the organizing phase suddenly developed paralysis of the left side of the body and altered level of consciousness during pleural lavage, which was performed in a sitting position without negative pressure suction. Systemic air embolism was diagnosed based on computed tomography. In this case, use of fibrinolytic agents, positioning during pleural lavage, and pressure in an empyema cavity may have predisposed to development of systemic air embolism...
December 16, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915420/extralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-in-the-middle-mediastinum
#15
Takayuki Fukui, Shuhei Hakiri, Kohei Yokoi
We here report a patients with an uncommon extralobar pulmonary sequestration located in the middle mediastinum in a 42-year-old female. Chest computed tomography showed a middle mediastinal mass of 6.5 × 2.7 × 2.0 cm in size, which consisted of some cystic lesions and a solid component. The mass was completely excised via a 3-port video-assisted thoracoscopic approach. Histopathologic examination revealed a cystic cartilaginous wall lined with ciliated columnar epithelium and edematous lung tissue, resulting in an extralobar pulmonary sequestration...
December 3, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900535/evaluation-of-cerebral-circulation-during-retrograde-perfusion-by-laser-speckle-flowgraphy
#16
Fumiaki Kimura, Hirotsugu Kanda, Yuki Toyama, Takayuki Kunisawa, Taiji Nagaoka, Akitoshi Yoshida, Hiroto Kitahara, Hiroyuki Kamiya
Laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) is an ophthalmologic equipment that qualitatively detects the blood flow of the optic nerve head, which is known to be related with cerebral microcirculation. LSFG can also measure the mean blur rate, which quantitatively calculates the blood flow. We aimed to assess the utility of LSFG in the evaluation of cerebral perfusion during aortic surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest with retrograde and antegrade cerebral perfusion. Two patients underwent total arch replacement for aneurysm...
November 29, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035515/anesthesia-of-torek-s-operation-the-first-successful-resection-of-a-cancer-in-the-thoracic-esophagus-an-abridged-translation-of-an-essay-in-japanese
#17
REVIEW
Hiromasa Fujita
The first successful resection of a cancer in the thoracic esophagus was performed by Franz Torek around one hundred years ago. Awareness of developments in surgery and the early history can stimulate and foster innovation among surgeons, as well as promote a deeper appreciation of the pioneers of the methods still used today. Here we report the conditions leading to Torek's operation performed in 1913. In the operation, anesthesia was achieved by tracheal insufflation. Ernst Sauerbruch, a surgeon in Germany, first developed a negative-pressure chamber for anesthesia in 1903 and subsequently used this in many open-chest operations...
February 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942971/in-memoriam-frederick-griffith-pearson-a-legend-in-thoracic-surgery-and-a-great-teacher-1926-2016
#18
EDITORIAL
Noriaki Tsubota, Jean Deslauriers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921203/treatment-of-uncomplicated-type-b-aortic-dissection
#19
REVIEW
Hitoshi Matsuda
Hospital mortality after the replacement of chronic type B aortic dissection is around 8-10% and adverse outcomes include paraplegia and stroke. However, the level of evidence for indication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B chronic aortic dissection is Class IIa. Results of the INSTEAD-XL trial have verified that preemptive TEVAR for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection improves prognosis. The indication for this procedure is reportedly a maximum aortic diameter >40 mm during the acute phase and a patent primary entry site in the thoracic aorta, while the optimal timing for TEVAR would be the subacute phase, from 2 weeks to 3-6 months after onset...
February 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915421/the-frequency-and-treatment-of-pneumothorax-associated-with-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
#20
Masaki Ikeda, Koji Takahashi, Teruya Komatsu, Toru Tanaka, Tatsuo Kato, Takuji Fujinaga
OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of pneumothorax associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection are rarely reported, especially in terms of surgical treatments. Our objectives were to show the tendency and clinical courses of pneumothorax due to NTM and discuss the way of therapy in our hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 557 patients with NTM infection over a period of 5 years at the Nagara Medical Center. RESULTS: A total of 12 out of the 557 patients (2...
February 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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