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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321968/achalasia-with-massive-oesophageal-dilation-causing-tracheomalacia-and-asthma-symptoms
#1
Ana Gomez-Larrauri, Simon Galloway, Rob Niven
Achalasia is an uncommon oesophageal motor disorder characterized by failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter and muscle hypertrophy, resulting in a loss of peristalsis and a dilated oesophagus. Gastrointestinal symptoms are invariably present in all cases of achalasia observed in adults. We report a case of a 34 year-old female patient with long standing history of asthma-like symptoms, labelled as uncontrolled and steroid resistant asthma with no gastrointestinal manifestations. Thoracic CT scan revealed a massive oesophagus due to achalasia, which caused severe tracheomalacia as a result of tracheal compression...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
#2
Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194670/endoscopic-and-surgical-removal-of-oesophageal-and-gastric-fishhook-foreign-bodies-in-33-animals
#3
M Binvel, L Poujol, C Peyron, A Dunie-Merigot, F Bernardin
OBJECTIVES: To describe the location, retrieval, frequency of surgery and complications associated with fishhook foreign bodies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of the medical records of cats and dogs admitted between 2010 and 2016 after fishhook ingestion. RESULTS: A total of 33 cases (2 cats and 31 dogs) were included. The most common locations were the proximal oesophagus [12/33 (36%)] and stomach [11/33 (33%)]. Endoscopic retrieval was successful in 27 of 33 cases (82%); oesophageal perforation was the only recorded complication, occurring in six of 33 (18%) cases...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182001/surgical-resection-of-a-massive-primary-mediastinal-liposarcoma-with-cervical-extension
#4
H L Weaver, S D Preston, H H Wong, P Jani, A S Coonar
A 73-year-old man was referred for surgical excision of a massive mediastinal and cervical liposarcoma following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Surgery was performed via a cervical incision, sternotomy and right posterolateral thoracotomy. The tumour arose from the oesophagus, which underwent extensive dissection and was oversewn with pleura after tumour resection. Histology confirmed a completely excised grade 2 de-differentiated liposarcoma with complete macroscopic excision. The patient made an excellent recovery...
November 28, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149260/an-aorto-oesophageal-fistula-caused-by-a-fish-bone-resulting-in-an-accidental-discovery-of-an-invasive-adenocarcinoma-in-the-lung
#5
Bao Long Zhang, Ji Ning Sun, Na Na Liu, Fu Zhi Cao
An aorto-oesophageal fistula is a rare, life-threatening complication caused by sharp foreign bodies in the oesophagus. We report an aorto-oesophageal fistula in the inferior segment of thoracic oesophagus caused by a fish bone. Multiplanar reconstruction of computed tomography and computed tomography angiography demonstrated that a foreign body had pierced from the left posterior wall of the oesophagus into the descending aortic wall. These computed tomography images can help radiologists make the correct diagnosis and provide precise evidence for clinicians to perform a timely surgical intervention...
November 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128908/cetuximab-tpf-radiotherapy-in-oesophageal-cancer
#6
Maria Alsina, Fernando Rivera, Francisco Javier Ramos, Maica Galán, Rafael López, Pilar García-Alfonso, José Enrique Alés-Martinez, Bernardo Queralt, Antonio Antón, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Grávalos, Maria José Méndez-Vidal, Carlos López, Inmaculada Ruiz de Mena, Josep Tabernero, Jordi Giralt, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy using a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin backbone is widely used to improve surgical outcomes in locoregional oesophageal cancer patients, despite a non-negligible failure rate. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated intensification of this approach to improve patient outcomes by adding cetuximab to induction 5-FU/cisplatin/docetaxel (TPF) and to chemoradiotherapy in a phase II study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2006 and April 2009, 50 patients with stage II-IVa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction initiated three TPF/cetuximab cycles...
November 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125080/-organ-sparing-treatment-in-oesophagus-cancer-feasible-and-safe
#7
B J Noordman, B P L Wijnhoven, S M Lagarde, M C W Spaander, R Valkema, J J B van Lanschot
In many countries, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) plus surgery is standard treatment for resectable oesophageal cancer. After nCRT, up to 30% of all patients have no residual disease in the resection specimen. Consequently, an active surveillance approach, in which patients undergo frequent clinical investigations after nCRT instead of standard oesophagectomy, is increasingly applied in selected patients. Here, we describe outcomes for three patients who underwent active surveillance. A 63-year old woman was considered unfit for surgery after nCRT...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076689/management-of-penetrating-injury-to-thoracic-inlet-and-lower-neck-with-retained-foreign-body-using-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
#8
Muhammad Adeel Samad, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Faiza Urooj, Usman Ali Hyder, Fazal Wahab Khan, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Jamal Kabeer Khan
Penetrating neck and chest injuries are a common form of occupational injuries. We hereby report a unique case in which a metallic rod had penetrated the left chest and neck of a plastic factory worker. The patient was vitally stable when he presented to Emergency Room. Chest X-ray was performed and the patient was rushed to the operating room. VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery) and neck dissection was done for retrieval of the metallic rod. On table, endoscopy was also done to rule out injury to oesophagus...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067940/a-case-report-of-cardia-cancer-complicated-with-idiopathic-muscular-hypertrophy-of-the-oesophagus-treated-with-thoracoscopic-surgery
#9
Jun Ren, Yingtao Hao, Chuanliang Peng
The incidence of idiopathic muscular hypertrophy of oesophagus (IMHE) is low, and < 100 cases of IMHE have been reported. IMHE is a benign oesophageal disease, characterised by hyperplasia of all layers of the wall and in particular, muscle layer. Only a few cases have been reported regarding its clinical symptoms and images. In this present case, we report a cardia cancer with IMHE, showing significant hypertrophy of muscular layer of middle part of the oesophagus and successfully treated with minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977486/anatomical-distribution-of-residual-cancer-in-patients-with-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-who-achieved-clinically-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#10
Yin-Kai Chao, Wen-Yu Chuang, Chi-Ju Yeh, Hsien-Kun Chang, Chen-Kan Tseng
OBJECTIVES: Recent advances in neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) have significantly increased the rates of pathological complete response achieved by patients with oesophageal cancer. Consequently, a watchful waiting strategy based on 'active endoscopic surveillance and surgery as needed' has been proposed for cases without clinical evidence of disease after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Here, we investigated whether endoscopic surveillance is a reliable tool for the detection of the initially unidentified residual cancer in this patient group...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876577/surgical-burden-of-disease-at-a-regional-hospital-in-south-africa
#11
O Swart, J Pape, R Duvenage
BACKGROUND: There is limited published data describing the nature of surgical admissions at a regional level in the South African context. Worcester Hospital General Surgery has introduced an electronic online database to manage its surgical services. This study uses that database to evaluate the surgical burden of disease for the Cape Winelands East and Overberg districts of the Western Cape. METHOD: Admissions data were prospectively captured from February 2012 to January 2016, then retrospectively reviewed and classified into 5 types: (1) elective surgery/investigations (ESI); (2) trauma; (3) burns; (4) non-traumatic surgical emergencies (NTSE); (5) unplanned readmission within 30 days...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876575/neonatal-surgery-a-study-of-two-years-at-nelson-mandela-academic-hospital-mthatha-eastern-cape
#12
A Delgado, A Cejas, D Bangasa
BACKGROUND: Advances in diagnostic techniques and perioperative care have greatly improved the outcome of neonatal surgery. Despite this, disparity still exists in the outcome of neonatal surgery between developed and developing countries. METHOD: We performed a prospective study of neonates admitted and treated due to surgical congenital diseases and other conditions in our hospital from April 2015 to April 2017. RESULTS: There were 19 (28,7%) females and 47 (70,3%) males in this group...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853590/pedunculated-well-differentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-oesophagus-mimicking-giant-fibrovascular-polyp
#13
A S Mehdorn, F Schmidt, K Steinestel, E Wardelmann, B Greulich, D Palmes, N Senninger
We present a rare case of a big oesophageal liposarcoma causing dysphagia and weight loss in a 75-year-old patient. Endoscopically, a pedunculated lesion with subtotal obstruction of the oesophageal lumen had been detected and thoracoabdominal oesophageal resection with gastric sleeve reconstruction was performed. Surprisingly, a liposarcoma of the oesophagus was revealed on histopathological analysis, showing MDM2 overexpression. Oncological follow-up has been uneventful and the patient remains in good clinical shape at 15 months after surgery...
September 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839880/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-gists-an-insight-into-clinical-practice-with-review-of-literature
#14
M J McDonnell, S Punnoose, Y K S Viswanath, N J Wadd, A Dhar
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical management of all patients with GIST presenting to a regional multidisciplinary upper gastrointestinal cancer group in the north of England. METHODS: Clinical, pathological, immunohistochemical treatment strategies, follow-up and outcome data on all patients with GIST between 2007 and 2012 were reviewed. Tumours were categorised by risk according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AFIP models...
January 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815070/supracarinal-dissection-of-the-oesophagus-and-lymphadenectomy-by-mie
#15
REVIEW
Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
Since 1995, video-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy (VATS), according the same surgical principles as the Japanese open surgery, has been completed in 700 patients with oesophageal cancer. Our indication for VATS is (I) no extensive pleural adhesion; (II) no contiguous tumor spread; (III) pulmonary function capable of sustaining single-lung ventilation, and (IV) non radiated patients. We use 4 ports around a 5 cm mini-thoracotomy on 5th intercostal space. We laid emphasis on utilizing magnifying effect of video (5 to 20 magnifications), obtained by positioning the camera at close vicinity to the dissection...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815066/anaesthesia-during-oesophagectomy
#16
REVIEW
Denise P Veelo, Bart F Geerts
In this review, we will provide an overview of the current state of the art of perioperative practices for open and laparoscopic oesophagus surgery from the anaesthetist's perspective. Morbidity and mortality after oesophagectomy is still high despite multidisciplinary and enhanced recovery pathways showing promising results. The anaesthetist has an important role in the complex care of the oesophageal cancer patient. Minimizing unnecessary fluid administration, adequate pain management, hypotension, and protective lung ventilation are examples of proven strategies that can improve outcome after this high-risk surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807364/initial-results-of-the-oesophageal-and-gastric-cancer-registry-from-the-comunidad-valenciana
#17
Javier Escrig, Fernando Mingol, Roberto Martí, José Puche, Ramón Trullenque, José Antonio Barreras, Francisco Asencio, Javier Aguiló, José Manuel Navarro, Carmen Alberich, Dolores Salas, Francisco Javier Lacueva
AIMS: To evaluate the initial results of the oesophagogastric cancer registry developed for the Sociedad Valenciana de Cirugía and the Health Department of the Comunidad Valenciana (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen of the 24 public hospitals belonging to the Comunidad Valenciana participated. All patients with diagnosis of oesophageal or gastric carcinomas operated from January 2013 to December 2014 were evaluated. Demographic, clinical and pathological data were analysed...
August 11, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782745/application-of-single-port-video-assisted-thoracoscope-in-treating-thoracic-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-mckeown-approach
#18
Wenqiang Lv, Guiqing Zeng, Weibin Wu, Wuzhi Wei, Xiaodong Li, Wenke Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the feasibility of single-port video-assisted thoracoscope (SPVATS) in treating thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TESCC) using McKeown approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally 10 McKeown approach-based SPVATS surgeries (8 males and 2 females, aged 42-68 years) were carried out from January 2015 to December 2015 to treat TESCC, including one case in upper thoracic segment, 5 cases in median thoracic segment and 4 cases in inferior thoracic segment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695879/iatrogenic-injury-of-the-intrathoracic-oesophagus-with-bougie-during-sleeve-gastrectomy
#19
Franco José Signorini, Gorodner Verónica, Marani Marcos, Viscido German, Moser Federico
One of the most popular procedures amongst obesity surgery is the sleeve gastrectomy. There is international consensus regarding the usage of bougie for sleeve gastrectomy calibration. Nevertheless, there is a dissociation between the number of oesophageal perforations reported for any other oesophageal/gastric operation that requires bougie (e.g., anti-reflux surgery, incidence 1.2%) and bariatric surgery, where this complication seems to be almost a myth. Interestingly enough, the number of bariatric procedures is much higher than any other oesophageal/gastric surgery...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692889/dynamic-real-time-in-vivo-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-of-the-fallopian-tube-during-laparoscopy-in-the-prevention-of-ovarian-cancer
#20
Gautier Chene, Lauriane Chauvy, Annie Buenerd, Stéphanie Moret, Béatrice Nadaud, Philippe Chabert, Gery Lamblin
OBJECTIVES: Recently it has been postulated that most ovarian cancers have a tubal origin. The identification of preinvasive tubal lesions would be of great interest in the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Optical biopsy has been developed and validated in the detection of precancerous lesions (such as Barrett's oesophagus). The first objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of optical biopsy in the study of fallopian tubes during laparoscopy. The second objective was to describe the images in benign premalignant and malignant tubes with a histopathological and immunohistochemical (p53 and Ki67 expressions) correlation...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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