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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706850/pneumothorax-caused-by-cystic-and-nodular-lung-metastases-from-a-malignant-uterine-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma
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Shouichi Okamoto, Moegi Komura, Yasuhisa Terao, Aiko Kurisaki-Arakawa, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Shinsaku Togo, Akira Shiokawa, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Toshio Kumasaka, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are mesenchymal neoplasms with immunoreactivity for both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. PEComas occur at multiple sites, and malignant PEComas can undergo metastasis, recurrence and aggressive clinical courses. Although the lung is a common metastatic site of PEComas, they usually appear as multiple nodules but rarely become cystic or cavitary. Here, we describe a female patient whose lungs manifested multiple cystic, cavity-like and nodular metastases 3 years after the resection of uterine tumors tentatively diagnosed as epithelioid smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702342/pulmonary-manifestation-of-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Fatehi Elzein, Nazik Mohammed, Najoud Ali, Abdelkarim Bahloul, Abeer Albadani, Nisreen Alsherbeeni
Pulmonary complications, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), are well described in P. falciparum (PF) and to a lesser extent in other malaria species. In non-endemic areas, malaria diagnosis may be overlooked; if a thorough travel history is not obtained on all patients with acute febrile illness. Three patients with malaria associated respiratory distress were admitted to our intensive care unit. The diagnosis was delayed; however, all patients received artesunate and intensive therapy with a satisfactory outcome...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702341/severe-dyspnea-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#3
P B Poble, J C Dalphin, B Degano
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disease in which pulmonary complications are rare, but severe, especially pulmonary hypertension (PH). The mechanisms underlying the onset of PH in patients with NF1 are unclear and might be multifactorial. In particular, the frequent presence of pulmonary parenchymal lesions makes etiological diagnosis of PH difficult. We describe here the case of a patient with NF1 admitted to our clinic with dyspnea and right heart failure revealing severe pre-capillary PH. Parenchymal lesions were mild and PH was attributed to pulmonary vascular involvement...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702340/characteristics-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-pulmonary-disease-in-previously-treated-lung-cancer-patients
#4
Erin Meier, Kelly Pennington, Alice Gallo de Moraes, Patricio Escalante
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is responsible for a large portion of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections worldwide. Host factors such as active malignancy, immunosuppression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis increase the risk of MAC infection. However, the relationship between previously treated lung cancer with subsequent development of MAC pulmonary disease and treatment outcomes have not been previously studied. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with lung cancer and MAC pulmonary disease documented in medical records at Mayo Clinic between January 2005 and October 2016...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702339/structured-light-plethysmography-slp-management-and-follow-up-of-a-paediatric-patient-with-pneumonia
#5
Michele Ghezzi, Laura Tenero, Michele Piazza, Alessandro Bodini, Giorgio Piacentini
Structured Light Plethysmography (SLP) is a non-invasive method to study chest and abdominal movement during breathing and can identify abnormal contributions of the different regions of the chest. M.D hospitalized for pneumonia, underwent SLP and spirometry at admission (T0), after 48 hours (T1), and after one month (T2). SLP parameters showed expiratory flow limitation, information consistent with the spirometric parameters collected, and reduced motion in the area effected by pneumonia, with improvement and normalization at T1 and T2...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702338/-liquid-elbows-due-to-afatinib-administration
#6
Paul Zarogoulidis, Panos Chinelis, Anastasia Athanasiadou, Konstantinos Porpodis, Anastasios Kallianos, Aggeliki Rapti, Georgia Trakada, Lemonia Velentza, Haidong Huang, Theodora Tsiouda, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt
Non-small cell lung cancer adenocarcinoma in the past decade has targeted therapies as the cornerstone for therapy. In specific patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutation have three different therapy approaches with the tyrosine kinase inhibitors: erlotinib, gefitinib and afatinib. Nowadays we can use tyrosine kinase inhibitors as second line treatment for squamous cell carcinoma. We present a case with a patient with squamous cell carcinoma receiving afatinib tyrosine kinase inhibitor who presented elbow bursitis or olecranon bursitis in both elbows...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702337/linear-ebus-guided-fiducial-marker-placement-to-guide-radiotherapy-for-endobronchial-radiographically-occult-synchronous-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#7
David Maurice Chambers, Gregory John Pfister, Umair Ahmad Gauhar
Radiation therapy has emerged as a useful alternative therapy for patients with early-stage, non-resectable lung cancer. In patients whose malignancies are difficult to localize on computed tomography imaging, such therapy becomes difficult. Fiducial markers are frequently placed in peripheral pulmonary lesions to assist radiation therapy. Although placement of markers under linear endobronchial ultrasonography within mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes has been reported, no strategy has been described to assist radiotherapy of purely endobronchial tumors...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702336/progressive-subcutaneous-emphysema-a-rare-finding-pneumorrhachis
#8
Serdar Özkan, Özgür Ömer Yıldız, İlker Ünlü, Nurettin Karaoğlanoğlu
Pneumorrhachis is a rare phenomenon which may be caused by trauma, intracraneal infection, pneumomediastinum or iatrogenic factors. Presence of air in the spinal canal is reported in most cases. In this article, we report a case with PR in the spinal canal without any neurological deficit, which developed secondary to subcutaneous emphysema.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702335/an-undiagnosed-pleural-effusion-with-surprising-consequences
#9
A G Casalini, F Cusmano, N Sverzellati, P A Mori, M Majori
We present the case of a 43-year-old Italian woman with a left undiagnosed pleural effusion, which in subsequent months presented a clinically unexpected evolution with the appearance at first of a right wrist tenosynovitis and subsequently a bilateral lung involvement caused by M. Tuberculosis. With this case report, we would like to underline the importance of making a correct diagnosis of any pleural effusion as soon as possible by at least a thoracocentesis. If untreated, tuberculosis may easily disseminate to other organs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702334/an-uncommon-cause-of-pneumonia-the-golden-diagnosis
#10
Laura Fabbri, Roberto Tonelli, Alessandro Andreani, Ivana Castaniere, Riccardo Fantini, Alessandro Marchioni, Enrico M Clini
A 28-year-old sub-Saharan African Italian non-smoker male presented with signs and symptoms of pneumonia and respiratory failure. Despite antibiotic treatment he experienced a significant worsening of respiratory conditions and admission to intensive care unit. He thus underwent chest computed tomography followed by fiberopict bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage whose macroscopic examination led to the diagnosis of acute chest syndrome. A brief literature review was conducted to discuss the first manifestation of this disease...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702333/cough-syncope-induced-by-post-nasal-drip-successfully-managed-by-gabapentin
#11
Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah
Syncope is a common complaint in both neurology clinic and emergency department. It is defined as transient loss of consciousness with loss of postural tone, which is usually self-limited and followed by a spontaneous recovery. Our report describes a case of cough syncope resulting from chronic intractable cough caused by post nasal drip. Although his experience was debilitating, we were able to control his symptoms significantly using a small dose of Gabapentin. This dose is much lower when compared with the already established licensed indicated higher doses used for the treatment of neuropathic pain and epilepsy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652964/a-necrotic-tonsillar-lesion-an-unusual-presentation-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis
#12
Christopher Keen, Hwajeong Lee, Lisa Galati, John Fantauzzi, Richard Blinkhorn, Timothy A Jennings, Sudha Chaturvedi, Marc A Judson
We report a case of tonsillar histoplasmosis with hematogenous dissemination in a woman receiving infliximab for Crohn's disease. She also had a history of sarcoidosis. Due to the unusual location and confounding medical history, our case provided a diagnostic dilemma. Histoplasma infection was confirmed histologically, and the patient responded well to appropriate treatment.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652963/switching-from-sildenafil-to-riociguat-for-the-treatment-of-pah-and-inoperable-cteph-real-life-experiences
#13
Asger Andersen, Kasper Korsholm, Søren Mellemkjær, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
Riociguat is a novel soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator that is approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) or persistent/recurrent CTEPH after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). As riociguat is a relatively new drug, experience of its use in clinical practice is limited, especially in patients who would not have met the inclusion criteria for the pivotal Phase III clinical trials, PATENT-1 and CHEST-1...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652962/cryptogenic-organising-pneumonia-presenting-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-and-the-value-of-procalcitonin-a-case-report
#14
Chong Kang, Yusuf Vali, Muhammad Naeem, Raja Reddy
Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonia (COP) is a relatively rare condition and can be difficult to differentiate from Community acquired pneumonia (CAP). We report two cases which demonstrate the importance of considering this differential diagnosis in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax who have raised inflammatory markers or lung infiltrates. Our report highlights the value of serum procalcitonin as a biomarker in differentiating between community acquired pneumonia and cryptogenic organising pneumonia especially in the context of a high serum C-reactive protein...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649488/hemoptysis-in-a-previously-healthy-elderly-patient-with-an-unrecognized-tracheal-bronchus-a-case-report
#15
Moayad Ismail, Paunel Vukasinov, Hung-I Liao, Parvez Mir
A 83-year-old healthy female with no past medical history presented with persistent hemoptysis and respiratory failure. She was found to have a tracheal bronchus on bronchoscopy. Patient underwent pulmonary lavage and sterile irrigation. Patient was stable, but developed excessive hemoptysis which prompted a repeat, emergent, bronchoscopy was performed to advance the ET tube to isolate the left lung from the bleeding right lung. Despite the effort taken, the patient became pulseless from the hypoxia caused by blood spillover into the entire tracheobronchial field...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649487/rapid-decrease-of-circulating-tumor-dna-predicted-the-treatment-effect-of-nivolumab-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-within-only-5-days
#16
Yuki Iijima, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenji Amemiya, Seishi Higashi, Yoshihiro Miyashita, Masao Omata
A 77-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of low back pain and was diagnosed as having stage IV EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma. After treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor and cytotoxic chemotherapy, nivolumab was started as fourth-line therapy. Remarkable regression of the primary tumor was observed, suggesting high anti-tumor activity of nivolumab. We retrospectively investigated the change in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) variant allele fractions in serial plasma samples before and after the nivolumab therapy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649486/constrictive-pericarditis-induced-shunting-through-a-pfo-persistence-despite-pericardiectomy
#17
Emily Schuiteman, Thomas Verrill, Nader Mina, Bhavinkumar Dalal
A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is found in around 25-30% of patients. The discovery is often made only on autopsy, as most PFOs are clinically silent and any inter-atrial blood exchange typically shunts from the left to right heart [1]. Thus, when a patient presents with hypoxic respiratory failure, concern for presence of a PFO is rarely at the top of the differential. However, in the setting of elevated right heart pressures, PFOs can become of great hemodynamic importance and can lead to deadly complications, including right to left shunting and refractory hypoxic respiratory failure...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626634/an-unusual-late-onset-of-pulmonary-alveolar-microlithiasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Alexandros Stamatopoulos, Davide Patrini, Sofoklis Mitsos, Reena Khiroya, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is an uncommon genetic disorder associated with alveolar cell injury. This injury is caused in most cases by inactivating mutations in SLC34A2 gene, which is responsible for the production of a sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter. The dysfunction or deficiency of this transporter leads to the aggregation of local phosphate intra-alveolarly and formation of microliths. Most of the patients are asymptomatic at the time of the diagnosis but as the disease progress it leads to fatal respiratory or cardiac failure...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626633/mediastinal-hemangioendothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Davide Patrini, Laura Scolamiero, Reena Khiroya, David Lawrence, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare low-grade vascular neoplasm that can arise in the lung, liver, soft tissues or, less commonly, bone. Due to its low prevalence of less than one in a million and its non-specific clinical features, EHE is often misdiagnosed and managed inappropriately. Here we discuss the case of a 58 year-old gentleman with mediastinal EHE and review existing literature on pulmonary EHE (PEH). CASE HISTORY: A 58 year-old gentleman presented to our outpatient Clinic with chest discomfort and palpitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626632/synchronous-mucinous-and-non-mucinous-lung-adenocarcinomas-with-different-epidermal-growth-mutational-status
#20
Rita Linhas, David Tente, Margarida Dias, Ana Barroso
In recent years, the spread of more-sensitive diagnostic methods has resulted in an increase of synchronous multiple primary lung cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, its occurrence is still rare. Distinction between synchronous lesions from second independent primary tumors is a problem when dealing with multiple lung tumors, particularly if the histological type is the same. We present a case report of a 78-year-old female patient referred to our institution due to pneumonia. A subsequent thoracic computed tomography (CT) was performed showing two suspicious lesions, one in the right upper lobe and the other in the right inferior lobe...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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