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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
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Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on FDG PET/CT and evidence based management for this type of uptake is lacking. This article reviews the evidence on focal incidental uptake including the incidence of malignancy, differential diagnosis and imaging criteria which can be used to further characterise it. The article focusses on PET rather than CT criteria. The strength of the evidence base is highly variable ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analyses to a virtual absence of evidence...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239833/diagnostic-utility-of-3t-lung-mri-in-children-with-interstitial-lung-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Madhurima Sharma, Edward Y Lee, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Joseph L Mathew, Meenu Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic utility of 3-tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of lungs in the detection of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve children (mean: 8.5 years, range: 4-12 years) with ILD were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study. HRCT and 3T lung MRI were performed in all patients within 2 days of each other. The sensitivity, the specificity, the positive predictive value, and the negative predictive value of detecting lung abnormalities related to ILD with 3T lung MRI were calculated, with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) as a standard of reference...
November 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238021/-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-complicated-with-gastrointestinal-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Takao Kiboshi, Kentaro Isoda, Koichi Furukawa, Tomoyuki Wakahara, Kenichiro Otani, Kayo Ueda, Junichi Konma, Kazuhiro Teramura, Nozomi Ueno, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Takeshi Shoda
  A 51-year-old man was detected nasal bleeding, multiple pulmonary nodule and mass, urinalysis abnormality, renal involvement and high titer of proteinase 3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA), and was suspected of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and initiated with steroid pulse therapy. On the day after the start of steroid pulse therapy, generalized peritonitis due to ileal perforation occurred, and emergency ileectomy and peritonitis surgery were performed. Induction therapy with steroid pulse therapy, plasma exchange and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy (IVCY) and maintenance therapy with glucocorticoid and azathioprine led to good therapeutic outcomes...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237502/initial-clinical-presentation-of-single-soft-tissue-metastasis-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-without-primary-tumor-in-the-thyroid-gland
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Masanori Okamoto, Akira Takazawa, Kaoru Aoki, Yasuo Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Kato, Toshiaki Otsuki, Kazuma Maeno, Tomonobu Koizumi
BACKGROUND: Single soft tissue metastasis of medullary thyroid carcinoma is extremely rare. In addition, several occult medullary thyroid carcinomas with distant metastasis were reported, but undetectable primary lesion at diagnosis was also extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a painful nodule in his left buttock for over 1 year. Needle biopsy was performed, and the histological findings revealed adenocarcinoma positive for thyroid transcription factor-1...
December 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236566/genome-profile-in-a-extremely-rare-case-of-pulmonary-sclerosing-pneumocytoma-presenting-with-diffusely-scattered-nodules-in-the-right-lung
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Xiangshan Fan, Ling Lin, Jianjun Wang, Yu Wang, Anning Feng, Ling Nie, Hongyan Wu, Fanqing Meng, Haodong Xu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) typically presents solitary and peripheral mass, while only rarely cases display unusual multiple lesions. We reported a extremely rare case of PSP with diffusely-scattered nodules in the right lung. CASE PRESENTATION: Diffusely round-shaped nodular shadows in the right lung were found by CT scan in a 31-year-old Chinese woman. The patient undergone the right pneumnectomy. Grossly, numerous small nodules, up to 2...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233112/napsin-a-levels-in-epithelial-lining-fluid-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-of-primary-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Akifumi Uchida, Takuya Samukawa, Tomohiro Kumamoto, Masahiro Ohshige, Kazuhito Hatanaka, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Keiko Mizuno, Ikkou Higashimoto, Masami Sato, Hiromasa Inoue
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to develop novel diagnostic approaches for determining if peripheral lung nodules are malignant, as such nodules are frequently detected due to the increased use of chest computed tomography scans. To this end, we evaluated levels of napsin A in epithelial lining fluid (ELF), since napsin A has been reported to be an immunohistochemical biomarker for histological diagnosis of primary lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: In consecutive patients with indeterminate peripheral lung nodules, ELF samples were obtained using a bronchoscopic microsampling (BMS) technique...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229107/clinical-characterization-of-52-patients-with-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-in-a-single-tertiary-center-in-japan-special-reference-to-lung-disease-in-thoracic-high-resolution-computed-tomography
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Takeshi Saraya, Kosuke Ohkuma, Masachika Fujiwara, Chika Miyaoka, Shoko Wada, Takayasu Watanabe, Sunao Mikura, Manami Inoue, Miku Oda, Mitsuru Sada, Yukari Ogawa, Kojiro Honda, Masaki Tamura, Takuma Yokoyama, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Takizawa
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a rare multi-organ disorder. Physicians rarely encounter patients with IgG4-RD and its range of symptoms. METHODS: To elucidate the clinical characterization of IgG4-RD, along with the clinical significance of lung involvement, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who satisfied the comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-RD. RESULTS: We identified 52 patients with IgG4-RD...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228652/clinical-characteristics-and-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-in-adenocarcinoma-in-situ-and-minimally-invasive-adenocarcinoma-of-lung
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Renke Yu, Zhengfu He, Ying Lou, Hanliang Jiang, Yuhui Wu, Zhen Liu, Hongming Pan, Weidong Han
Objectives: According to the IASLC/ATS/ERS 2011 classification, there are two new conceptions of lung adenocarcinoma, adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA), which are very early stages of lung adenocarcinoma. This study aimed to analyze clinical features of AIS and MIA and determine the expression profile of PD-L1 in AIS and MIA. Results: In all 274 patients, 77 were diagnosed as AIS and 197 as MIA. We accidentally found 4 patients with recurrence, which were all MIA...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221348/lung-metastases-in-an-atypical-type-a-thymoma-variant
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Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Shohei Matsuo, Toru Nakamichi, Nobuyuki Kondo, Seiki Hasegawa
A 35-year-old woman had undergone extensive thymothymectomy for type A thymoma several years ago. However, two small lung nodules were found 4 and 5 years after surgery. After a partial lung resection to remove these nodules, pathology revealed that they were metastases of the type A thymoma. A pathological re-evaluation confirmed that the primary tumor had in fact been an atypical type A thymoma variant, a subset added to the WHO classification in 2015. Pathology should be re-evaluated in all patients diagnosed with type A thymoma before 2015 since they may have the more aggressive atypical type A thymoma variant...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221316/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-tuberculoma-with-focus-on-the-use-of-tubeless-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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REVIEW
Zhaohua Xia, Kun Qiao, Jianxing He
Pulmonary tuberculoma are benign solitary pulmonary nodules representing up to 25% of all resected solitary pulmonary nodules. However, the differentiation between pulmonary tuberculoma and lung cancer, as well as between active tuberculoma and inactive tuberculoma remains a clinical challenge. The present review summarizes the recent advances in the management of pulmonary tuberculoma, including radiological findings, the response to anti-tuberculosis treatment and surgical treatments. Application of the novel tubeless video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) technique in both the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculoma has been found to be safe and feasible and leads to less surgical trauma, which results in reduced length of hospitalization and better post-operative quality of life...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221314/thoracoscopic-left-s4a-subsegmentectomy
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Akira Hamada, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Takanori Sasage, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
A 63-year-old woman who underwent a left hepatic lobectomy for hilar cholangiocarcinoma was referred to our department for further management. Chest computed tomography showed a lung nodule that was increased in size to 8 mm in the S4a. The differential diagnosis was metastasis versus primary lung cancer. Thoracoscopic left S4a subsegmentectomy was performed. The operative time was 158 min. The blood loss was minimal. Air leakage was not observed, and a chest tube was removed on POD 1. The patient was discharged home on POD 3...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221313/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-lower-lobe-bisegmentectomy-s7-8-for-a-central-pulmonary-metastasis
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Andreas Hiebinger, Thomas Weik, Horst Mertins, Johannes Bodner
Surgery for pulmonary metastasis is performed heterogeneously with regard to surgical approach [open vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)] and resection techniques (e.g., laser enucleation, electro-cautery resection, stapling). Complete tumor resection and preservation of lung parenchyma are of upmost importance. This is technically challenging, especially for central lesions close to vascular and bronchial segmental structures. Thus, simple thoracoscopic wedge resections are often not feasible. A VATS lower lobe bisegmentectomy (S7/8) was performed on a 62-year-old patient with a suspicious pulmonary nodule and a history of hemicolectomy for colorectal carcinoma...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221312/port-access-thoracoscopic-bisubsegmentectomy-of-right-upper-lobe-posterior-and-anterior-segments
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Hirohisa Kato, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Jun Suzuki, Akira Hamada, Hikaru Watarai, Kenta Nakahashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a 16-mm non-solid tumor with pure ground-glass nodule (GGN) contents in the posterior segment near the anterior segment of her right upper lung lobe that was suspicious of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). Three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) simulation was performed to identify the subsegmental artery and vein pre- or intra-operatively. Port-access thoracoscopic bisubsegmentectomy of the right upper lobe was performed. A frozen section revealed AIS...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221310/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-left-upper-lobe-trisegmentectomy-using-flexible-tip-3d-video-scope
#14
Mathew Thomas
A 69-year-old male patient with a history of melanoma and prostate cancer was found to have a 2.6 cm PET-avid, slowly enlarging, left upper lobe lung nodule that was suspicious for either metastasis or primary lung cancer. Due to the deep location of the nodule, a wedge resection was not recommended. A diagnostic and therapeutic uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (U-VATS) left upper lobe trisegmentectomy was performed uneventfully. Final pathology confirmed the presence of metastasis from prostate cancer without lymph node involvement...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221309/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-right-upper-posterior-segmentectomy-with-systematic-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy
#15
Guofei Zhang, Zhijun Wu, Yimin Wu, Gang Shen, Ying Chai
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has now evolved into a sophisticated technique that can be used in some of the most complex thoracic procedures; however, this approach to segmentectomy is not standardized, and the surgical procedure varies between surgeons. Here, we describe the use of our uniportal VATS procedure during right upper posterior segmentectomy in a patient with a nodule in the right upper lobe. Subsequent mediastinal lymphadenectomy was performed. The patient has recovered well after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221308/how-to-manage-tumor-located-between-upper-division-and-lingular-segment-s3-s4-segmentectomy-and-s3b-s4-segmentectomy
#16
Shin-Ichi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Daisuke Hamatake, Takeshi Shiraishi, Katsunobu Kawahara, Akinori Iwasaki
Segmentectomy is one of the treatment of choice for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although simple segmentectomy is feasible even if under thoracoscopy, complicated segmentectomy which contains more than two segmental plane divisions is difficult especially thoracoscopic surgery. We here present the case of totally thoracoscopic segmentectomy between upper division and lingular segment. In the first case, the 64-year-old female patient admitted for further examination and treatment of left lung ground glass nodule...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221286/automatic-lung-rads%C3%A2-classification-with-a-natural-language-processing-system
#17
Sebastian E Beyer, Brady J McKee, Shawn M Regis, Andrea B McKee, Sebastian Flacke, Gilan El Saadawi, Christoph Wald
Background: Our aim was to train a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm to capture imaging characteristics of lung nodules reported in a structured CT report and suggest the applicable Lung-RADS™ (LR) category. Methods: Our study included structured, clinical reports of consecutive CT lung screening (CTLS) exams performed from 08/2014 to 08/2015 at an ACR accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center. All patients screened were at high-risk for lung cancer according to the NCCN Guidelines®...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215824/pulmonary-histoplasmosis-identified-by-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-biopsy-a-case-report
#18
Ye Jin Lee, Hye Rin Kang, Jin Hwa Song, Sooim Sin, Sang Min Lee
Histoplasmosis is a common endemic mycosis in North, Central, and South America, but Korea is not known as an endemic area. We treated an immunocompetent Korean patient who had histoplasmosis. A 65-year-old Korean man presented with multiple pulmonary clumps of tiny nodules in the both lungs. He had been diagnosed 40 years earlier with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and a fungus ball had been diagnosed 4 years earlier. He denied any history of overseas travel. The patient visited our hospital with dyspnea, blood-tinged sputum, and weight loss, which had appeared 2 months earlier...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215719/lncrna-snhg1-negatively-regulates-mir-145a-5p-to-enhance-nuak1-expression-and-promote-cancer-cell-metastasis-and-invasion-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#19
Leqiu Wang, Xiufeng Ma, Lei Yan, Tianxiu Wang, Jingai Wen, Guangxi Mi
Intention: How lncRNA SNHG1 influences the aggressiveness of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells as well as the underlying mechanism was studied. METHODS: The lncRNA differences were analyzed by GSE12452 gene microarray. The expression of SNHG1, MiR-145-5p and NUAK1 was identified by qRT-PCR and western blot. Transfection was conducted to construct nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells with different expressions of SNHG1 and miR-145-5p. Dual-luciferase reporter assay was performed to explore the relationship between miR-145-5p and NUAK1...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214205/simple-eye-movement-feedback-during-visual-search-is-not-helpful
#20
Trafton Drew, Lauren H Williams
Searching for targets in the visual world, or visual search, is something we all do every day. We frequently make 'false-negative' errors, wherein we erroneously conclude a target was absent when one was, in fact, present. These sorts of errors can have tremendous costs, as when signs of cancers are missed in diagnostic radiology. Prior research has characterized the cause of many of these errors as being due to failure to completely search the area where targets may be present; indeed, roughly one-third of chest nodules missed in lung cancer screening are never fixated (Drew, Võ, Olwal, Jacobson, Seltzer and Wolfe, Journal of Vision 13:3, 2013)...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
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