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Chiyoe Shirota, Takahisa Tainaka, Toshiki Nakane, Yujiro Tanaka, Akinari Hinoki, Wataru Sumida, Naruhiko Murase, Kazuo Oshima, Kosuke Chiba, Ryo Shirotsuki, Hiroo Uchida
BACKGROUND: Emergency rescue lung resection is rarely performed to treat congenital lung cysts (CLCs) in neonates. Many reports have described fetal CLC treatment; however, prenatal predictors for postnatal respiratory failure have not been characterized. We hypothesized that fetal imaging findings are useful predictors of emergency surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients with CLC who underwent lung surgery during the neonatal period in our hospital between January 2001 and December 2015...
March 8, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Sala Abdalla, Rupinder Gill, Gibran Timothy Yusuf, Rosaria Scarpinata
While colonoscopy is generally regarded as a safe procedure, colonic perforation can occur and the risk of this is higher when interventional procedures are undertaken. The presentation may be acute or delayed depending on the extent of the perforation. Extracolonic gas following colonic perforation can migrate to several body compartments that are embryologically related and it has previously been reported in the thorax, mediastinum, neck, scrotum, and lower limbs. This review discusses in detail the anatomical pathways that led to a rare case of widespread subcutaneous emphysema, bilateral pneumothoraces, pneumomediastinum, and mediastinal shift from colonic perforation during a diagnostic colonoscopy...
January 2018: Surgery Journal
Karl Waked, Philippe Ballaux, Dominique Goossens, Koen Cathenis
The objective is to describe the 'Two Bridges Technique' (TBT), which has proven to be successful and has been the standard technique at our centre for vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of post-sternotomy mediastinitis. An extensive literature search was performed in four databases to identify all published articles concerning VAC for post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Several VAC methods have been used; however, no article has described our specific technique. TBT consists of a two-bridges construction using two types of foam with different pore sizes, which ensures an equally divided negative pressure over the wound bed and stabilisation of the chest...
February 12, 2018: International Wound Journal
Matteo Spano, Davide Zuliani, Andrea Peano, Walter Bertazzolo
A 3-year-old female mixed-breed dog was referred with a 2-day history of serious dyspnea, coughing, lethargy, anorexia, and a low-grade right anterior lameness. At presentation, the dog had an increased respiratory rate, dull heart and lung sounds, and cyanotic mucous membranes. It was hyperthermic and slightly dehydrated. Laboratory findings showed mild neutrophilia with a left shift, while serum biochemistry variables were in the normal range. However, urinalysis revealed mild proteinuria and rare erythrocytes and leukocytes on sediment examination...
January 25, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Mai Lykkegaard Schmidt, Lone Hoffmann, Ditte S Møller, Marianne Marquard Knap, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Birgitte Holst Folkersen, Per Rugaard Poulsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Internal target motion results in geometrical uncertainties in lung cancer radiotherapy. In this study, we determined the intrafraction motion and baseline shifts of mediastinal lymph node (LN) targets between setup imaging and treatment delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten lung cancer patients with 2-4 fiducial markers implanted in LN targets received intensity-modulated radiotherapy with a daily setup cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan used for online soft-tissue match on the primary tumor...
December 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Suman Saini, Smita Prakash, Meera Rajeev, K K Girdhar
Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE) is a developmental anomaly, characterized by hyperinflation of one or more pulmonary lobes. It presents in infancy with variable degree of respiratory distress due to compression atelectasis. It is most often associated with mediastinal shift with subsequent hypoxia. CLE poses a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. We report a case of five-month-old infant of CLE requiring left lobectomy, who was previously being treated for pneumonia which was unresponsive to medical therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Michael Ried, Maria-Magdalena Eicher, Reiner Neu, Zsolt Sziklavari, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is the evaluation of the Masaoka-Koga and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)/International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) proposal for the new TNM-staging system on clinical implementation and prognosis of thymic malignancies. METHODS: A retrospective study of 76 patients who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 for thymoma. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to determine overall and recurrence-free survival rates...
December 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Gabriela Gayer
Necrosis of the fat adjacent to the heart, referred to as pericardial fat necrosis, epipericardial fat necrosis, and mediastinal fat necrosis, is a rare, self-limited condition. It presents as a sudden onset of severe chest pain that mimics symptoms of pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndrome. Computed tomography (CT) findings are quite typical and consist of a round- or oval-shaped mass-like lesion containing soft tissue and fat density components in the cardiophrenic space. Lack of familiarity with this condition has led in the past to surgical interventions to remove the mass-like mediastinal fat necrosis...
December 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
Adriano Massimiliano Priola, Sandro Massimo Priola, Dario Gned, Maria Teresa Giraudo, Andrea Veltri
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate usefulness of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in differentiating anterior mediastinal lymphoma from nonsuppressing normal thymus on chemical-shift MR, and to look at the relationship between patient age and ADC. METHODS: Seventy-three young subjects (25 men, 48 women; age range, 9-29 years), who underwent chemical-shift MR and diffusion-weighted MR were divided into a normal thymus group (group A, 40 subjects), and a lymphoma group (group B, 33 patients)...
November 15, 2017: European Radiology
Masoud Shamaei, Esmaeil Mortaz, Mihan Pourabdollah, Johan Garssen, Payam Tabarsi, Aliakbar Velayati, Ian M Adcock
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Macrophages play a key role in granuloma formation with the T cells, having a significant impact on macrophage polarization (M1 and M2) and the cellular composition of the granuloma. This study evaluates macrophage polarization in granulomas in pulmonary sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue specimens from the Department of Pathology biobank at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital were obtained...
October 26, 2017: Human Immunology
Constantine Marios Soultanis, Diego Gonzalez Rivas, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Konstantinos Siafakas
The shift from open to minimally invasive techniques in thoracic surgery has been dramatic during the past 10 years. Not only the feasibility, safety, reproducibility and oncologic efficacy of these techniques have been clearly demonstrated, but also their superiority concerning mortality, postoperative pain, postoperative quality of life and recovery. Thus, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is currently the procedure of choice for a wide variety of thoracic interventions, ranging from major pulmonary resections for lung cancer to thymectomy and mediastinal procedures, even to esophageal procedures...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Seong Hee Oh, Chae Young Kim, Byong Sop Lee, Dong Kwan Kim, Ellen Ai-Rhan Kim, Ki-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of large symptomatic congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) in newborns has high risks of mortality and postoperative morbidity. This study aimed to report the clinical outcomes of newborns who underwent percutaneous transthoracic catheter drainage (PTCD) of large symptomatic CPAM before surgical resection. METHODS: This was a retrospective, descriptive study based on review of the medical records of newborn infants who required surgical resection of large symptomatic CPAM at a single tertiary hospital from 2001 to 2017...
December 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Malvika Sagar, Anderson S Marshall, Cody W Clary, Athar M Qureshi
Ductal origin of pulmonary artery is a rare anomaly that is frequently misdiagnosed. Patients may present with exertional dyspnoea, recurrent respiratory infections and pulmonary hypertension. The presence of pulmonary hypertension can adversely affect clinical outcome in these patients; hence, early identification and intervention is the key to improve survival. A case of a 3-year-old child presenting with exertional dyspnoea is presented in this report. Chest radiograph revealed right-sided pulmonary hypoplasia and mediastinal shift to the right...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Jaehwan Kim, Hakyoung Yoon, Soyoung Kim, Kidong Eom
A 3-year-old Himalayan cat was presented with respiratory distress. Radiography showed multiple gas opacity foci, with the locations dependent on patient positioning, and severe pleural effusion with a contralateral mediastinal shift. A large volume of fluid and air was aspirated, and the fluid components were consistent with a nonseptic exudate. A pulmonary mass, pleural nodules, and an air-fluid interface with air bubbles trapped in fibrous septations were identified using thoracic ultrasonography and CT...
October 1, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Suman Das, Yogaraja Dorairaja, Anandakrishnan Kuppusamy
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a very rare malignancy commonly originating from the salivary glands of the head and neck. It is again very scantily seen in sites like the bronchus. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment but many a times the tumour site and size preclude a favourable outcome of surgery and the patient is advised for other forms of local treatment like Radiotherapy. Here, we present a case report of a young female with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the bronchus. The tumour was located in the carina and the left bronchus which was obstructing the airway resulting in collapse of the left lung, this resulted in shifting the mediastinum and abdominal structures in to the thorax...
November 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Yu-Wei Liu, Dong-Lin Tsai, Jen-Yu Hung, Chun-Chieh Wu, Jui-Ying Lee, Shah-Hwa Chou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki, Ryo Demura, Hideki Kawai
PURPOSE: Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is difficult to treat by itself and due to its association with serious underlying diseases. It has a high rate of recurrence and often requires extended hospitalization. Therefore, we evaluated the outcome and risk factors associated with recurrence and extended hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 61 patients with SSP, and evaluated the patients' characteristics, underlying diseases, introduction of home oxygen therapy, Brinkman index, and X-ray imaging findings to determine the risk factors for recurrence and extended hospitalization...
September 13, 2017: Surgery Today
Hideaki Kato, Yasuhiro Aoki, Jun Ohtaki, Yoshimi Nakamura, Mohammed Hassan Gaballah, Mamiko Fukuta, Katsumasa Kobayashi
Sudden death due to diaphragmatic hernia in an adult is exceptionally rare. A 43-year-old man was found dead by his cohabiting mother, lying supine on the floor in his house. He had complained of epigastric discomfort for 1 month, and respiratory symptoms occurred 1 day before his death. He had no history of trauma. Postmortem computed tomography scan revealed the enlarged fluid-filled stomach herniated into the left pleural cavity, compressing the left lung with a mediastinal shift to the right. At autopsy, the left pleural cavity was occupied by herniated abdominal contents with mediastinal shift...
December 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Demetrios Moris, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Davide Patrini, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Bronchial carcinoid tumors (BCTs) are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms of the lung that mainly have a central distribution. They are classified as typical and atypical, with the former variant generally conferring a more favorable survival. Central tumors are usually symptomatic with features of bronchial obstruction, whereas peripheral tumors may remain silent. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old woman presented to our hospital due to an episode of massive hemoptysis 5 days prior to admission...
September 2017: In Vivo
Satoshi Muto, Hiroyuki Suzuki
The aims of chest drainage after pulmonary resection are to evacuate fluid and air that accumulate in the pleural space and to obtain information on problems such as air leakage and postoperative bleeding. Although suction or water seal drainages are commonly used procedures, the use of digital monitoring system (Thopaz) is gaining popularity as an alternative of the procedures. We need to pay attention to postoperative hemorrhage, chylothorax, infection, and air leakage. Chest X-ray is essential to check the position of the drainage tube and lung expansion...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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