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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156147/electromagnetic-navigational-bronchoscopy-versus-ct-guided-percutaneous-sampling-of-peripheral-indeterminate-pulmonary-nodules-a-cohort-study
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Kavita M Bhatt, Yasmeen K Tandon, Ruffin Graham, Charles T Lau, Jason K Lempel, Joseph T Azok, Peter J Mazzone, Erika Schneider, Nancy A Obuchowski, Michael A Bolen
Purpose To compare the diagnostic yield and complication rates of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic (ENB)-guided and computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous tissue sampling of lung nodules. Materials and Methods Retrospectively identified were 149 patients sampled percutaneously with CT guidance and 146 patients who underwent ENB with transbronchial biopsy of a lung lesion between 2013 and 2015. Clinical data, incidence of complications, and nodule pathologic analyses were assessed through electronic medical record review...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153967/the-role-of-advanced-imaging-in-assessing-response-to-definitive-chemoradiation-before-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Aparna H Kesarwala, Diana J Lu, Eric Xanthopoulos, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Keith A Cengel, Tracey L Evans, Charu Aggarwal, Roger B Cohen, Corey J Langer, Ramesh Rengan, Charles B Simone
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) improves survival for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Evidence for PCI in limited-stage SCLC largely derives from studies requiring only chest x-ray (CXR) to determine remission status. We analyzed thoracic chemoradiation therapy (TCRT) outcomes according to imaging modality to determine which patients benefitted most from PCI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All limited-stage SCLC patients who received TCRT as well as PCI at our institution were reviewed...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153816/a-decreased-preload-due-to-a-loaded-stomach-a-rare-presentation-of-a-paraesophageal-hernia
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Rens A van der Linde, Seilenna S Lases, Thomas J Buist, Henderik L van Westreenen, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which intraabdominal content herniates into the intrathoracic cavity. On rare occasions, a hiatal hernia can lead to cardiorespiratory compromise. We report a case of chest pain followed by cardiac arrest in a patient not known to have hiatal hernia, and without preliminary symptoms. The patient was suspected of having cardiac ischemia; however, angiography did not reveal any abnormalities. Chest tomography revealed a large paraesophageal hernia with compression of the right ventricle causing decreased preload and cardiac output...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152534/automated-mediastinal-lymph-node-detection-from-ct-volumes-based-on-intensity-targeted-radial-structure-tensor-analysis
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Hirohisa Oda, Kanwal K Bhatia, Masahiro Oda, Takayuki Kitasaka, Shingo Iwano, Hirotoshi Homma, Hirotsugu Takabatake, Masaki Mori, Hiroshi Natori, Julia A Schnabel, Kensaku Mori
This paper presents a local intensity structure analysis based on an intensity targeted radial structure tensor (ITRST) and the blob-like structure enhancement filter based on it (ITRST filter) for the mediastinal lymph node detection algorithm from chest computed tomography (CT) volumes. Although the filter based on radial structure tensor analysis (RST filter) based on conventional RST analysis can be utilized to detect lymph nodes, some lymph nodes adjacent to regions with extremely high or low intensities cannot be detected...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151911/multiple-pulmonary-metastases-with-halo-sign-from-malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumors
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Hong-Wei Tian, Wei-Bing Yang, Meng-Jie Yang, Jing-Yuan Liu, Jian-Chu Zhang, Xiao-Nan Tao, Qiong Zhou
The lungs are one of the most common organs to which cancer metastasizes, but are a location not common for uterine sarcoma. A malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT) of the uterus is an extremely rare and aggressive sarcoma, characterized by a mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. There are few reports regarding the pulmonary metastasis from MMMTs. The present study presents the case of a 58-year-old woman with hemoptysis and post-menopausal vaginal bleeding. The woman was initially diagnosed with invasive aspergillosis based on a chest computed tomography (CT) scan showing multiple pulmonary nodular opacities surrounded by a ground-glass attenuation halo (halo-sign)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151513/a-favorable-response-to-levetiracetam-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Shinya Sakata, Sho Saeki, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Yoshihiro Natori, Kazuhiko Fujii
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer, and there are no standard-of-care treatments for patients with metastatic ACC. We herein report a patient with lung metastasis of ACC who achieved a favorable response to levetiracetam. A 52-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of multiple lung metastases of ACC. We performed first-line chemotherapy with cisplatin plus gemcitabine, and subsequently oral S-1 as second-line chemotherapy, which resulted in disease progression. The patient developed symptomatic epilepsy and received levetiracetam (250 mg twice daily)...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151495/acute-pericarditis-following-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Akio Nakata, Isao Aburadani, Koichirou Kontani, Satoshi Hirota
We describe the case of a 45-year-old Japanese man who developed acute pericarditis following an acute pulmonary thromboembolism. He had developed shortness of breath 7 days prior to hospitalization and was admitted with severe dyspnea. Echocardiography and laboratory results were compatible with acute pulmonary thromboembolism, which was confirmed by contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography. On the third hospital day, he experienced chest pain exacerbated by inspiration. On the fourth hospital day, his body temperature increased to 39°C and echocardiography revealed circumferential pericardial effusion...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151483/imaging-of-right-to-left-shunt-in-an-adult-patient-with-unroofed-coronary-sinus-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Chieko Sakai, Tetsuhiro Yamano, Tomonori Miki, Akiko Otsuka, Yuzuko Kato, Michiyo Yamano, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoaki Matoba
A 54-year-old woman with a history of multiple cardiac surgeries suffered from hypoxemia caused by a right-to-left intra-cardiac shunt due to coronary sinus (CS) anomaly with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Both the contrast echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography (CT) provided conclusive diagnosis of this rare congenital anomaly, which was overlooked for a long time. However, an important diagnostic clue was left-arm injection of the contrast media. In the present case, previously performed enhanced CT with its routine manner, i...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149883/serum-concentrations-of-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-surfactant-protein-d-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-in-patients-with-asbestosis-and-silicosis-a-case-control-study
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Changjiang Xue, Na Wu, Xue Li, Meihua Qiu, Xuqin Du, Qiao Ye
BACKGROUND: Asbestosis and silicosis are progressive pneumoconioses characterized by interstitial fibrosis following exposure to asbestos or silica dust. We evaluated the potential diagnostic biomarkers for these diseases. METHODS: The serum concentrations of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6), surfactant protein D (SP-D), and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-7, and MMP-9 were measured in 43 patients with asbestosis, 45 patients with silicosis, 40 dust-exposed workers (DEWs) without pneumoconiosis, and 45 healthy controls (HCs)...
November 17, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147472/recurrent-dyspnea-and-wheezing-pulmonary-function-test-and-dynamic-computed-tomography-may-unfold-the-diagnosis-of-tracheobronchomalacia
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REVIEW
Ashish Kumar Roy, Moni Roy, Ghaly Kerolus
Tracheomalacia patients often present with nonspecific symptoms like cough, wheezing and dyspnea. Tracheomalacia diagnosis is usually attributed to alternative common conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease. Certain maneuvers, like forced expiration, or recumbent position may elicit subtle signs of tracheomalacia. Ordering novel pulmonary function testing in sitting upright and supine positions may provide additional clues to suspect tracheomalacia, which can be confirmed by either dynamic chest tomography or bronchoscopy...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146096/ten-year-review-of-isolated-spontaneous-mesenteric-arterial-dissections
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Courtney E Morgan, Neel A Mansukhani, Mark K Eskandari, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) remains a rare condition; however, it has been increasingly noted incidentally on diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and outcomes of patients presenting with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection (SMAD). We hypothesized that most SMADs can be treated nonoperatively. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective review of patients presenting with the diagnosis of SMAD between 2006 and 2016...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145337/partial-resection-and-reconstruction-of-the-sternum-for-treatment-of-metachronous-sternal-metastasis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Hong-Jing Lan, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Dong-Ge Gong, Wang-Yong Zheng, Yun Jin
RATIONALE: Metachronous sternal metastasis of thyroid carcinoma was a rare disease. There was no consensus in the treatment for bone metastasis after the initial thyroid carcinoma surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old female patient was hospitalized due to recurrent dull chest pains, with a history of radical right side thyroid carcinoma 4 years ago. On examination, there was an irregular mass on the lower left half of the sternum. Computerized tomography scan showed sternal bone destruction with a soft tissue mass...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145332/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Peng, Fengfeng Han, Tianyun Yang, Jinyuan Sun, Wenbin Guan, Xuejun Guo
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma of the lung (PMML) is an extremely rare neoplasm with a dismal prognosis. The diagnosis of PMML is very difficult and is based on several clinical, radiological, and histopathological criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old women was admitted with a 2-month history of a productive cough and chest pain provoked by breathing and coughing. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest showed a large, solid tumor in the right middle lobe of the lung...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145324/a-rare-case-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-giant-intra-thoracic-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Feng-Wei Kong, Miao Zhang, Heng Wang, Cun-Tao Lu, Wen-Bin Wu, Yuan-Yuan Liu
RATIONALE: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine-derived cutaneous cancer. Ectopic or single metastatic MCC located in thorax is extremely rare; meanwhile, its definite management has not been elucidated yet. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old female patient with a giant mass located in her left thorax was presented for stuffy pain of left chest for 6 months and fever for half a month. She underwent radical resection of vulvar MCC 10 years ago...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145320/scapular-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-presenting-as-acute-bleeding-and-hematoma-a-case-report-of-safe-and-effective-treatment
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Ki-Hyun Kim, Hyung-Hoon Oh, Dong-Jun Son, Ji-Yoon Hong, Young-Hoon Jeong, Jin-Seong Jung, Hyeong-Min Yu, Dae-Seong Myung, Sung-Bum Cho, Wan-Sik Lee, Jin-Woong Kim, Young-Eun Joo
RATIONALE: The occurrence of bleeding and hematoma from bone metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of scapular metastasis of HCC in a 69-year-old man who presented with acute bleeding and hematoma. DIAGNOSES: Chest computed tomography showed a large hematoma within the right pectoral muscle of the right upper chest and an exophytic metastatic mass in the right scapula with bony destruction, which caused the intramuscular hematoma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145318/an-unusual-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-with-enlarged-lymph-nodes-relapsing-polychondritis-a-case-report
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Wei Liu, Hongli Jiang, Han Jing, Bing Mao
INTRODUCTION: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common initial presentation leading to a diagnostic challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-month history of moderate-to-high fever was reported in an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans of his chest showed a remarkable progressive enlargement of bilateral cervical, supraclavicular, hilar, and mediastinal lymph nodes within 2 weeks. Bronchofibroscopy manifested obvious luminal stenosis with swelling, thick pale mucosa, and disappearing of structures of trachea cricoid cartilage, followed by a 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) with intense symmetric FDG uptake in larynx, tracheobronchial tree, and hilar, mediastinal, and axillary lymph nodes being demonstrated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145311/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-manifestation-of-mitochondrial-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shan Xu, Xiaoling Xu, Jisong Zhang, Kejing Ying, Yuquan Shao, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases are a group of multisystem heterogeneous diseases caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. A wide range of clinical expression has been described. However, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been described in association with mitochondrial disease until the past decade, and there is no currently recognized treatment for the pulmonary hypertension complicated with mitochondrial disorder. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported the case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with shortness of breath and exercise limitation after a cold, and the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension was confirmed by right heart catheter...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145298/small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-by-radiofrequency-ablation-a-case-report
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Guo-Qiang Song, Fei Chen, Farong Zang, Huoquan Lu, Bin Lin
RATIONALE: The morbidity and mortality of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), an uncommon malignancy of the lung, remain high. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) creates heat to destroy cancer cells and is usually used to treat non-SCLC, but not SCLC. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 85-year-old male presented with a 2-month history of a productive cough with white phlegm and a 2-day history of hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed a mass in the right lower lobe. DIAGNOSES: An excision biopsy of the mass showed SCLC...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145248/esophageal-duplication-cyst-with-hemivertebrae-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yanfang Liu, Ling Zhou, Shuixue Li, Jun He, Abudusaimi, Kai Li, Aziguli, Haixia Yao
BACKGROUND: Esophageal duplication cysts (EDCs) are rare congenital anomalies that can be associated with symptomatic spinal abnormalities, but presentations due to EDC symptoms are rarely found in the presence of spinal abnormalities. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-month-old infant weighing approximately 5.0 kg presented with a 2-month pulmonary infection and more recent difficulty swallowing and nutritional intolerance that did not improve with medical treatment. Contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography showed a well-defined, mediastinal, homogeneous, low-density cystic mass of 11...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143913/chylothorax-post-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-an-anterior-mediastinal-tumor
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Hironori Ishibashi, Yuya Ishikawa, Ayaka Asakawa, Sachiko Imai, Masashi Kobayashi, Kenichi Okubo
Chylothorax after anterior mediastinal surgery is rare. We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months. Chest computed tomography revealed a 12-cm round mass in the right anterior mediastinum. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for successful excision of the tumor; however, the surgery was complicated by the development of chylothorax. It was treated surgically with no recurrence of the tumor and/or chylothorax for 2 years. Chylothorax should be recognized as a postsurgical complication of anterior mediastinal tumors...
November 16, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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