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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776444/mediastinal-staging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-endobronchial-and-endoscopic-ultrasonography-with-or-without-additional-surgical-mediastinoscopy-mediastrial-study-protocol-of-a-multicenter-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jelle E Bousema, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Nicole E Papen-Botterhuis, Hermien W Schreurs, Jos G Maessen, Erik H van der Heijden, Willem H Steup, Jerry Braun, Valentin J J M Noyez, Fieke Hoeijmakers, Naomi Beck, Martijn van Dorp, Niels J M Claessens, Birgitta I Hiddinga, Johannes M A Daniels, David J Heineman, Harmen R Zandbergen, Ad F T M Verhagen, Paul E van Schil, Jouke T Annema, Frank J C van den Broek
BACKGROUND: In case of suspicious lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) or fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), advanced tumour size or central tumour location in patients with suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Dutch and European guidelines recommend mediastinal staging by endosonography (endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)) with sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes. If biopsy results from endosonography turn out negative, additional surgical staging of the mediastinum by mediastinoscopy is advised to prevent unnecessary lung resection due to false negative endosonography findings...
May 18, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775980/-comparison-of-the-masaoka-koga-classification-with-the-new-tnm-staging-of-the-iaslc-itmig-for-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma
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Michael Ried, Maria-Magdalena Eicher, Reiner Neu, Dietmar Kraus, Sebastian Inderhees, Alexander Marx, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: The Masaoka-Koga classification describes the extent and spread of thymic epithelial malignancies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Masaoka-Koga and the new TNM-staging system regarding differences in stage distributions, clinical implementation and therapeutic consequences. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 for thymoma/thymic carcinoma in two centres for thoracic surgery...
May 18, 2018: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765618/mediastinal-monophasic-synovial-sarcoma-with-pericardial-extension-causing-hemodynamic-instability
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Habib R Khan, Mohammad I Ansari, Andrew P Thain, Sadia Abdullah, Ramya Parasa, Richard W Varcoe
A 46-year-old man presented with mass on chest x-ray along with a 6-month history of weight loss, dyspnea and cough. He was hypotensive and an echocardiogram showed large extra-cardiac mass compressing the right ventricular outflow tract resulting in features of cardiac tamponade. Chest computed tomography revealed a mediastinal mass invading the pericardium adjacent to right ventricular outflow tract. Biopsy of the mass confirmed primary monophasic synovial sarcoma. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy along with anti-inflammatories were given as surgery was too high risk due to the location of the tumour and pericardial involvement...
May 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750109/mediastinal-cysts-with-mullerian-differentiation
#4
Hiroyuki Miura, Jun Miura, Hiroshi Hirano
Mediastinal cysts with Mullerian differentiation are characterized by oestrogen receptor and progesterone receptor positive cell linings. We treated four patients with mediastinal cysts with Mullerian differentiation. All patients were female, from 46 to 52 years old, and had BMIs greater than 26 kg/m2 . All but one patient with cough were asymptomatic. The tumours were located in the paravertebral areas around the Th-1-7 vertebrae. There was no left/right difference. All of the preoperative diagnoses were bronchial cysts...
July 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744221/how-to-get-the-best-from-robotic-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Sara Ricciardi, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi
The application of Robotic technology in thoracic surgery has become widespread in the last decades. Thanks to its advanced features, the robotic system allows to perform a broad range of complex operations safely and in a comfortable way, with valuable advantages related to low invasiveness. Regarding lung tumours, several studies have shown the benefits of robotic surgery including lower blood loss and improved lymph node removal when compared with other minimally invasive techniques. Moreover, the robotic instruments allow to reach deep and narrow spaces permitting safe and precise removal of tumours located in remote areas, such as retrosternal and posterior mediastinal spaces with outstanding postoperative and oncological results...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737320/posterior-mediastinal-myelolipoma-resected-by-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Luigi Ventura, Eugenia Marta Martella, Michele Rusca, Luca Ampollini
Myelolipoma (ML) is a benign tumour composed of haematopoietic and mature adipose tissue commonly found in adrenal glands. Prognosis is usually good with an indolent clinical course. The occurrence of an ML in the extra-adrenal site is very rare. Herein, we report a very interesting and unusual case of ML located in the posterior mediastinum successfully resected by video-assisted thoracic surgery. The clinical and histological features are largely discussed.
May 4, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719195/sarcoidosis-a-state-of-the-art-review-from-the-thoracic-society-of-australia-and-new-zealand
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Hasib Ahmadzai, Shuying Huang, Chris Steinfort, James Markos, Roger Ka Allen, Denis Wakefield, Margaret Wilsher, Paul S Thomas
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology, characterised by non-caseating granulomatous inflammation. It most commonly manifests in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes but can affect any organ. This summary of an educational resource provided by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand outlines the current understanding of sarcoidosis and highlights the need for further research. Our knowledge of the aetiology and immunopathogenesis of sarcoidosis remains incomplete. The enigma of sarcoidosis lies in its immunological paradox of type 1 T helper cell-dominated local inflammation co-existing with T regulatory-induced peripheral anergy...
May 7, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701372/unusual-behavior-of-a-lung-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-case-report
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Cristina Rodrigues, Daniel Cabral, Teresa Almodovar, Analisa Ribeiro, Diogo Delgado, Leonor Mota, Samuel Mendes, Magda Alvoeiro, Carolina Torres, Telma Calado, Mariana Antunes, Francisco Félix
INTRODUCTION: 55 years old, male patient. History of heavy smoking (65 UMA) and COPD. Admitted to hospital due to a left pneumonia. Thoracic CT and PET-Scan, showed left lower lobe mass measuring 92x89 mm (SUVmax 49). Several mediastinal node groups presented increased uptake of FDG. A fiberoptic bronchoscopy was performed. Citology of the bronchoalveolar lavage suggested a squamous carcinoma. EBUS of node stations 4R, 4L e 7 without evidence of malignancy. METHODS: The case was taken to a multidisciplinary meeting staged as IIIA (T3N2M0)...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660176/the-role-of-radiotherapy-as-salvage-and-or-consolidation-treatment-in-relapsed-refractory-and-high-risk-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Eric Grignano, Jérémy Laurent, Bénédicte Deau, Barbara Burroni, Didier Bouscary, Youlia M Kirova
OBJECTIVE: Many salvage therapies have been proposed for relapsed/refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphomas or for consolidation in the case of suboptimal response. Radiotherapy (RT) is one modality of salvage therapy, but its place is currently not well defined. METHOD: This paper reports a retrospective review of patients receiving unplanned radiotherapy for R/R diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) or primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or as consolidation therapy after second line chemotherapy, treated in our hospital...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627781/novel-mri-of-mediastinal-masses-internal-differentiation-of-a-thymoma-and-lymphoma-with-t1-and-t2-mapping
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Tanvi Karnik, Rhiannon McBean, Graeme Hart, Katrina Newbigin
Routine imaging for mediastinal malignancies includes chest X-ray, CT or MRI. T1 and T2 mapping are novel MRI techniques which may have a role in expanding the assessment of internal tumour characteristics. This case report details two middle-aged women who had similar clinical presentations of mediastinal masses of comparable size and appearance when assessed with routine imaging. T1 and T2 maps were acquired on MRI to investigate whether these tumours could be further differentiated prior to surgery. T1 and T2 mapping supported suspicion for which tumour components were solid and cystic, as subsequently confirmed histologically...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536462/-hormone-producing-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-female-10-year-old-australian-cattle-dog
#11
Karin Gasser
A 10-year-old female Australian Cattle Dog was referred for investigation of a mediastinal mass. During clinical examination, a mandarin- sized mass was detected ventrally of the trachea. According to computed tomographic (CT) findings and cytology of a fine-needle aspirate, thyroid neoplasia was suspected. The assumed tumour affected the left thyroid gland and was staged as stadium II because of enlargement of the ipsilateral cervical and retropharyngeal lymph nodes. The left thyroid, including the parathyroid gland, was removed surgically with a guarded prognosis...
February 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535096/middle-mediastinal-schwannoma-concealed-by-asthma-and-gord
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Prudence Dy, Cristina Lajom, Josephino Sanchez
Neurogenic tumours of the mediastinum in adults occur most often at the posterior mediastinum, majority of which are benign of nerve sheath in origin. A 72-year-old woman, known asthmatic, presented with chronic symptoms of hoarseness, dysphagia, chest heaviness, easy fatigability, cough, epigastric pain, feeling of abdominal fullness and choking with food intake and at a supine position. Treated for other disorders, routine chest X-ray incidentally found a homogenous convex radiodensity at the right paratracheal area; mass which was also observed with CT and 18F-fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT scan studies...
March 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509539/cervical-exenteration-guidelines-and-surgical-technique-principles
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Constantin Ciuce, Răzvan Scurtu, Cătălin Ciuce, Raluca Apostu, Horea Bocşe, George Dindelegan
Introduction: Neoplastic invasion of the structures of the cervical region originating from a malignant tumour developed in one of the viscera of the throat may benefit from cervical exenteration. Defined as resection of the hypopharynx, cervical oesophagus, larynx and cervical trachea, exenteration has limited indications and is mandatorily accompanied by digestive tube reconstruction. The aim of this article is to highlight the indication, surgical strategy and important surgical stages illustrated by images from personal professional experience...
January 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456861/critical-airway-compression-caused-by-a-large-mediastinal-tumour-with-spontaneous-haemorrhage
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Shih-Peng Liu, Hung-Che Chien, Chun-Ku Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Chien-Sheng Huang
We report the case of a 77-year-old woman presenting with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which was then interpreted as an acute, life-threatening critical airway compression by a huge mediastinal tumour without appropriate diagnosis. Emergency extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was cannulated for sufficient respiratory support after spontaneous circulation was regained. After the multidisciplinary team, involving thoracic surgeons, discussed the resectability of the mediastinal tumour, the patient underwent successful resection of the mediastinal tumour through a median sternotomy...
April 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447330/is-central-lung-tumour-location-really-predictive-for-occult-mediastinal-nodal-disease-in-suspected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-staged-cn0-on-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Herbert Decaluwé, Johnny Moons, Steffen Fieuws, Walter De Wever, Christophe Deroose, Alessia Stanzi, Lieven Depypere, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Johan Coolen, Maarten Lambrecht, Eric Verbeken, Dirk De Ruysscher, Johan Vansteenkiste, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Paul De Leyn, Christophe Dooms
OBJECTIVES: Current guidelines recommend preoperative invasive mediastinal staging in centrally located tumours with negative mediastinum on positron emission tomography-computed tomography, based on a 20-30% prevalence of occult mediastinal disease (pN2-3). However, a uniform definition of central tumour location is lacking. Our objective was to determine the best definition in predicting occult pN2-3. METHODS: A single-institution database was queried for patients with (suspected) non-small-cell lung cancer staged cN0 after positron emission tomography-computed tomography and referred to invasive staging and/or primary surgery...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445946/paravertebral-tumours-of-the-cervicothoracic-junction-extending-into-the-mediastinum-surgical-strategies-in-a-no-man-s-land
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Georgios K Prezerakos, Parag Sayal, Antonios Kourliouros, Periclis Pericleous, George Ladas, Adrian Casey
PURPOSE: Cervicothoracic paravertebral neoplasms extending into the mediastinum pose a surgical challenge due the complex regional anatomy, their biological nature, rarity and surgeon's unfamiliarity with the region. We aim to define a surgical access framework addressing the aforementioned complexities whilst achieving oncological clearance. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of 28 consecutive patients operated in two tertiary referral centres between 1998 and 2015...
April 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428202/pet-suv-max-and-upstaging-of-lung-cancer
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Shipra Verma, Justin Chan, Chong Chew, Christopher Schultz
BACKGROUND: Lung cancers managed surgically with curative intent are sometimes upstaged postoperatively. The potential contributions from surgical waiting time and primary tumour 18 F-FDG avidity on positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) are unknown. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 153 Royal Adelaide Hospital surgical patients with primary lung cancers from 2013 to 2016 who had preoperative staging combining CT, 18 F-FDG PET/CT and biopsy...
January 31, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424199/primary-synchronous-small-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-same-lung-lobe-a-case-report
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Anton Dzian, Fúčela Ivan, Huťka Zdenko, Szépe Peter
Synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (SMPLC) means tumours present at the same time, which are separate and have different histology. We present the case of a 66-year-old patient with a combination of small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) with adenocarcinoma in the same lobe with metastasis of SCLC in the mediastinal lymph node. This is a rare case. We performed a standard left upper video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy with mediastinal lymphadenectomy and adjuvant therapy targeted to SCLC was administered...
December 14, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375740/mediastinal-node-staging-by-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-selective-endoscopic-ultrasound-with-fine-needle-aspiration-for-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-results-from-a-regional-centre
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Chris Harrington, Lyn Smith, Jennifer Bisland, Elisabet López González, Neil Jamieson, Stuart Paterson, Adrian John Stanley
AIM: To investigate the impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in the nodal staging of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of prospectively recorded data held on all patients with a diagnosis of upper GI cancer made between January 2009 and December 2015. Only those patients who had both a PET-CT and EUS with FNA sampling of a mediastinal node distant from the primary tumour were included...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359078/anaesthetic-management-of-a-child-with-a-massive-mediastinal-mass
#20
Ayşe Çiğdem Tütüncü, Pınar Kendigelen, Güner Kaya
Mediastinal masses are benign or malignant tumours that originate from the thymus, thyroid, lung, lymphoid system, pleura, or pericardium. Cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms may occur because of the compression of surrounding tissues along with growing mass. In this study, we present the anaesthetic management of a 6-month-old child having a massive anterior mediastinal mass that had a compressing effect.
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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