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Madathipat Unnikrishnan, Sidharth Viswanathan, K Balasubramaniam, C V Muraleedharan, Arthur Vijayan Lal, P V Mohanan, Meera Mohanty, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Vascular illnesses are on the rise in India, due to increase in lifestyle diseases and demographic transition, requiring intervention to save life, organ or limbs using vascular prosthesis. The aim of this study was to develop indigenous large diameter vascular graft for treatment of patients with vascular pathologies. METHODS: The South India Textile Research Association, at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, developed seamless woven polyester (Polyethylene terephthalate) graft at its research wing...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Mariusz Chabowski, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Dawid Janczak, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Michał Leśniak, Michal Jeleń, Dariusz Janczak
The article presents the rare case of a 64-year-old woman, who was admitted to our thoracic surgery department with a giant tumor in a right hemithorax measuring 88 mm × 137 mm × 188 mm, revealed by a thoracic CT scan. An anterolateral thoracotomy with a radical tumor resection was performed. The final pathological diagnosis of the poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma (PDSS) was made. The adjuvant radiotherapy of 60 Gy in 30 fractions was applied postoperatively. One year after operation patient remains in good health...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Antonio Mazzella, Anne Olland, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Stephane Renaud, Nicola Santelmo, Gilbert Massard
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the number of video-assisted thoracic surgery-lobectomies (VATS-lobectomies) required for an experienced consultant thoracic surgeon to obtain competence and to perform standard quality surgery. METHODS: We have analysed the initial VATS-experience (January 2012 to September 2014) of a confirmed senior consultant who has performed 145 consecutive anatomic resections by thoracoscopy. After excluding bilobectomies, segmentectomies, and lobectomies for infectious disease, we have focused into 119 consecutive lobectomies, classified into 4 chronologic groups of 30 each...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Yoshihito Iijima, Hirohiko Akiyama, Yuki Nakajima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Iwao Mikami, Hidetaka Uramoto, Tomomi Hirata
INTRODUCTION: Recently, the opportunity to encounter lung metastasis from choriocarcinoma has become very rare for thoracic surgeons, since chemotherapy works very well and the operative indications for lung metastasis are limited. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 45-year-old woman with a past history of hydatidiform mole six years previously was found to have a nodulous chest shadow in the right middle lung field on a chest radiography. She was also suspected of having an ovarian tumor and underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
J Laulan
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is one of the most controversial pain syndromes of the upper limbs. The controversies revolve around both the diagnosis and treatment of the non-specific or subjective subtypes. Their diagnosis rests on a combination of history, suggestive symptoms and clinical examination. Proximal pain is primarily muscular in origin, while distal symptoms may be the result of intermittent nerve compression and/or myofascial pain syndrome. Stringent clinical criteria are required to confirm the diagnosis of subjective TOS...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Pu Yang, Bradley M Schmit, Chunhua Fu, Kenneth DeSart, S Paul Oh, Scott A Berceli, Zhihua Jiang
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling disorder has emerged as a common molecular signature for aortic aneurysm development. The timing of postnatal maturation plays a key role in dictating the biological outcome of TGF-β signaling disorders in the aortic wall. In this study, we investigated the impact of deficiency of TGFβ receptors on the structural homeostasis of mature aortas. We used an inducible Cre-loxP system driven by a Myh11 promoter to delete Tgfbr1, Tgfbr2, or both in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of adult mice...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
Andreas M Rauschecker, Marc S Levine, Matthew J Whitson, Rashmi Tondon, Stephen E Rubesin, Emma E Furth, David C Metz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to present the clinical and radiographic findings of esophageal lichen planus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of computerized medical records identified 15 patients with pathologic findings of esophageal lichen planus on endoscopic biopsy specimens. Three other patients had presumed esophageal lichen planus, although no biopsy specimens were obtained. Twelve of these 18 patients (67%) had double-contrast esophagography performed at our institution; for eight of the 12 patients (67%), the studies revealed abnormalities in the esophagus...
October 11, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Damien Desbuquoit, Stijn Van Hecke, Pjotr Even, Paul M Parizel, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Annemie Snoeckx
The authors report a case of thoracic splenosis, which is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue into the pleural cavity. Splenosis in the chest is a rare entity and most often an incidental finding on chest computed tomography, typically showing solitary or multiple well-defined, noncalcified pleural nodules of variable size in the left hemithorax. It is important to include this benign pathology in the differential diagnosis among other, generally malignant, pleural lesions. Imaging clues to the diagnosis are absence of the spleen and/or associated rib fractures...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Atul B Shinagare, Chong Hyun Suh, Kyung Won Kim, Bhanusupriya Somarouthu, Annick D Van den Abbeele, Nikhil H Ramaiya
PURPOSE: To create and validate an evidence-based prediction rule to optimize use of follow-up chest CT for ovarian cancer. METHODS: In this Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study performed at two academic medical centers, electronic medical records from January through December 2013 at center 1 (USA) and January 2012 through December 2013 at center 2 (South Korea) were searched to identify consecutive chest CTs performed within 5 years of initial cytoreductive surgery in patients with pathologically proven ovarian cancer...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Hiroshi Hatano, Naoki Oike, Takashi Ariizumi, Taro Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawashima
Intravertebral cleft (IVC) is a common finding in osteoporotic compression fracture. However, since the vertebral collapse attributable to cancer metastasis is rarely associated with IVC, the phenomenon is generally considered as a sign of a benign lesion. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the radiographs, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance images of 111 patients with spinal metastasis. Three cases (2.7 %) had IVC in the collapsed thoracic vertebral bodies (T7, T8, and T11) attributable to cancer metastasis...
October 6, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Maryam Sadat Hosseini, Tahereh Ashrafganjoei, Ainaz Sourati, Morteza Tabatabeifar, Mahdiss Mohamadianamiri
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyosarcoma has known as a highly malignant soft tissue sarcoma. It has been the most common soft tissue sarcoma in childhood, accounting for about 3 to 4 % of all cases of childhood cancer. Rhabdomyosarcoma was rare in adults, accounting for 3% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of female genital tract including uterine cervix in an adult was rare. CASE PRESENTATION: This study has reported a 33-year-old woman presented with abnormal vaginal discharge...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention
Haishan Zhang, Shi Gao, Bin Chen, Guanghui Cheng
The aim of the present study was to compare technetium-99m-(polyethylene glycol-4)3-(Arg-Gly-Asp)2 (99mTc-3P4-RGD2) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) in the noninvasive differentiation of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). The present study prospectively investigated a consecutive series of 24 patients with SPN, who were newly diagnosed using radiography between September 2012 and January 2014. All patients underwent 99mTc-3P4-RGD2 SPECT and CT scans using a dual-head variable-angle γ-camera equipped with high-resolution collimators...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Margot Den Hondt, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Erik K Verbeken, Jan J Vranckx
BACKGROUND: Successful trachea transplantation comprises the use of biocompatible constructs with little immune-reactivity, submucosal revascularization and creation of an epithelial covering. Allogenic chondrocytes might be protected from an overt immune-response due to physical isolation. Our aim was to evaluate in-vivo biocompatibility of allotracheae, stripped of their highly-immunogenic inner lining. Secondly, we established whether these constructs might serve as suitable scaffolds for autologous epithelial grafting...
October 4, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
D Tchin, W Atsi, T Hodabalo Tchaa, Kpelao Essossinam, J Yaovii Edèm, K Koffi Amégbor, N-K Gado
We collected 190 forensic records from the only pathology laboratory in Lomé, over the period from January 2010 to December 2014. The sex ratio (M/F) was 4.4 and the decedents' average age 33.4 years. In 43.2% of cases, the accident resulted from a collision between a pedestrian and a motorcycle; excess speed noted in 56.8% of cases. Four principal groups of fatal injuries were observed: polytrauma (136 cases), isolated severe head injury (49 cases), isolated thoracic contusion (3 cases), and abdominal pelvic contusion with perinea trauma (2 cases)...
August 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Christoph A Nienaber, Natzi Sakalihasan, Rachel E Clough, Mohamed Aboukoura, Enrico Mancuso, James S M Yeh, Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Nick Cheshire, Ulrich Peter Rosendahl, Cesare Quarto, John Pepper
OBJECTIVE: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has demonstrated encouraging results and is gaining increasing acceptance as a treatment option for aortic aneurysms and dissections. Yet, its role in managing proximal aortic pathologies is unknown-this is important because in proximal (Stanford type A) aortic dissections, 10% to 30% are not accepted for surgery and 30% to 50% are technically amenable for TEVAR. We describe our case series of type A aortic dissections treated by using TEVAR...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
John A Flanders, Dana A Buoscio, Bonnie A Jacobs, Kathryn C Gamble
Cardiac disease is a common condition in captive primates, and multiple cases in François' langurs ( Trachypithecus francoisi ) were noted on review of the Species Survival Plan studbook. To determine the prevalence of cardiac disease in this species, surveys were distributed to current and previous holding institutions (n = 23) for the U.S. studbook population (n = 216). After exclusion of stillbirths (n = 48), animals less than 1 yr of age (n = 8), and animals housed internationally (n = 2), a study group (n = 158) was identified for this analysis...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Gregory M Malham, Rhiannon M Parker
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic thoracic herniated discs have historically been treated using open exposures (i.e., thoracotomy), posing a clinical challenge given the approach related morbidity. Lateral interbody fusion (LIF) is one modern minimally disruptive alternative to thoracotomy. The direct lateral technique for lumbar pathologies has seen a sharp increase in procedural numbers; however application of this technique in thoracic pathologies has not been widely reported. METHODS: This study presents the results of three cases where LIF was used to treat symptomatic thoracic disc herniations...
December 2015: J Spine Surg
Lu Gao, Bing Sun, Fang Han, Yingying Jin, Jiawen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the magnetic resonance imaging features of intramedullary spinal schwannomas. METHODS: Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging findings of 8 patients with pathologically confirmed intramedullary schwannomas were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 6 male and 2 female patients (mean age, 49 years). Tumors were located in the cervical cord (2), the thoracic cord (5), and the cervicothoracic cord (1). Most were in the dorsolateral spinal cord and limited to one side...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Zhenyang Zhang, Qiancheng Song, Jiangbo Lin, Mingqiang Kang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application of mesoesophagus suspension technique to improve the upper mediastinal lymph node dissection during thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the treatment of esophageal cancer. METHODS: Clinical data of 164 thoracic esophageal cancer patients who underwent combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy with two-field lymph node dissection in the Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University between October 2012 and June 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Emmanuelle Chaleat-Valayer, Agnès Troncy, Marion Montané, Soline Bellaiche, Eric Berthonnaud
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this preliminary study is to analyze the biomechanical strategies of spine, pelvis and lower limbs (LL) with tridimensional motion analysis during stand-to-sit task, an understudied movement in the literature, however, source of questioning in clinical practice. OBSERVATIONS: One female and one male, healthy participants, (respectively 28 and 48 years old) were included without history of pathology and with normal pelvic incidences. Participants performed stand-to-sit movements on a stool without using their hands...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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