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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29893303/primary-pulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-a-reappraisal
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Manoj Kumar Panigrahi, Gourahari Pradhan, Nibedita Sahoo, Pritinanda Mishra, Susama Patra, Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a malignant mesenchymal tumor with variable epithelial differentiation that affects mostly young adults and can arise at any anatomic site. Primary intrathoracic SS is very rare accounting for <0.5% of all lung tumors. Most commonly, it arises from the lung followed by pleura and mediastinum. Primary pulmonary SS (PPSS) affects both sexes equally with no preference for any hemithorax. The morphology, immunostaining properties, cytogenetic features, and management strategy of PPSS are similar to that of soft tissue SS...
April 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892540/black-lungs-and-big-nodes-a-case-of-airway-anthracosis-with-bronchial-anthracofibrosis
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S R Devarajan, N Zarrin-Khameh, P Alapat
We present a case of a 76 year-old, non-smoking Honduran female who was referred to our clinic for years of persistent dry cough. Cardiac evaluation was unremarkable. She denied symptoms of heartburn, allergic rhinitis, and there was no personal or family history of asthma. Her physical exam demonstrated wheezing over the right mid-posterior chest. Spirometry was within normal limits. CT-imaging of the chest demonstrated right middle lobe bronchus and lingular segmental bronchus narrowing with bibasilar atelectasis and mild interlobular septal thickening with prominent mediastinal adenopathy...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29872599/tracheomediastinal-fistula-rare-complication-of-treatment-with-bevacizumab
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Rajat Thawani, Anna Thomas, Kshitij Thakur
Tracheomediastinal fistula is a rare condition caused by multiple etiologies. We present a case of a patient of lung carcinoma receiving chemotherapy. A 63-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with a two-month history of worsening cough and shortness of breath. She was being treated with pemetrexed and bevacizumab for Stage IV non-small cell lung carcinoma. Chest X-ray showed a mass in the lung with mediastinal adenopathy. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a perforation, confirmed with bronchoscopy...
April 3, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850144/clinical-evaluation-of-the-utility-of-a-flexible-19-gauge-ebus-tbna-needle
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Tomonari Kinoshita, Hideki Ujiie, Joerg Schwock, Kosuke Fujino, Christine McDonald, Chang Young Lee, Alexander Gregor, Chung Chun Tyan, Simon Houston, Kasia Czarnecka-Kujwa, Hisao Asamura, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is an established modality for the assessment of mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. To overcome the sampling limitations of standard 21- and 22-gauge EBUS-TBNA needles, a new flexible 19-gauge (Flex 19G) needle was developed. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA sampling with the Flex 19G needle. A 22G needle was always used first for cytology, followed by a Flex 19G needle, either an early version (Oct/2014-Sep/2015) or a final version needle (May/2016-Jan/2017), for tissue sampling...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731582/granuloma-of-the-labial-minor-salivary-glands-in-tuberculosis
#5
Adriana Handra-Luca
Minor salivary gland granuloma is rare in tuberculosis. We present a case of labial minor salivary gland granulomas occurring in the course of tuberculosis along with skin, mediastinal and liver granulomas. The patient (46-year-old man) presented with asthenia, nocturne transpiration, weight loss and compressive thoracic adenopathies. The angiotensin I converting enzyme was elevated as well as calcemia. The QuantiFERON test and culture of a mediastinal specimen were positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis ...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701391/diagnostic-challenges-in-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
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Ana Braga, Afonso Oliveira, Kevin Domingues, Maria João Andrade, Miguel Abecacis, José Pedro Neves
INTRODUCTION: Chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is a disease that has multiple possible causes and is associated with variable clinical findings, depending on its severity. It develops insidiously, and in many cases, particularly in developed countries, no antecedent diagnosis can be found. These cases are termed idiopathic. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of constrictive pericarditis in developing nations but represents only a small minority in developed countries. METHODS: Here the authors describe two different case reports where tuberculosis was the probable cause of CCP...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664842/incidental-thoracic-findings-on-routine-computed-tomography-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Bobby D OʼLeary, Teresa Treacy, Tony Geoghegan, Tom A Walsh, William D Boyd, Donal J Brennan
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is routinely used in the surveillance of epithelial ovarian cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of thoracic findings on routine MDCT surveillance imaging in patients with ovarian carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of 100 MDCT studies of patients with a diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer was performed at a university teaching hospital. The cross-sectional studies were reviewed by a consultant radiologist with subspeciality training in cross-sectional imaging...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664760/effect-of-routine-clopidogrel-use-on-bleeding-complications-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Tracey N Webb, Eric Flenaugh, Ralitza Martin, Christopher Parks, Rabih I Bechara
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasonography has proven to be highly sensitive and specific in the diagnoses of patients with mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. Many of these patients are on a combination of clopidogrel (a compound that inhibits adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation) and aspirin due to neurological and/or cardiac-related comorbidities, and stopping anticoagulation may place these patients at high risk for potential complications. Our group has previously showed that thoracentesis with an 8-french catheter is safe in patients receiving clopidogrel and aspirin with low risk of complications...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531720/multicentric-castleman-s-disease-resembling-metastatic-lung-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Alberto Testori, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio, Valentina Errico, Umberto Cariboni, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi
A 67-year-old patient presented for persistent cough. Computed tomography showed right lower lung opacity associated with mediastinal adenopathy. On suspicion of metastatic pulmonary neoplasm, the patient was submitted to right lower lobectomy with lymphadenectomy. Postoperative histopathology led to the diagnosis of multicentric Castleman's disease.
March 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383455/study-of-the-radiologic-features-of-legionnaires-disease-with-mediastinal-adenopathy-legionella-or-lymphoma
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Burke A Cunha, Alena Varantsova, Ismail Jimada
An index case of Legionnaires's disease with mediastinal adenopathy prompted us to review our recent experience with Legionnaires' disease to determine the incidence of mediastinal adenopathy of this finding in Legionnaires' disease. We reviewed the radiographic findings of 90 hospitalized adults with Legionnaires' disease from 2015 to 2017. Excluded were 11 patients with mediastinal adenopathy due to non-Legionnaires' disease causes, e.g., lymphoma. Thirty-seven of the remaining patients had both chest films and chest computed tomography (CT) scans...
March 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343149/interventional-bronchoscopy-in-adults
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Diana H Yu, David Feller-Kopman
The field of interventional pulmonology (IP) is a rapidly maturing subspecialty of pulmonary medicine, which emphasizes advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy for the evaluation and management of central airway obstruction, mediastinal/hilar adenopathy and lung nodules/masses, as well as minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic pleural procedures. Areas covered: This review describes advances in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic techniques. Expert commentary: In the past decade, there has been a remarkable growth in available technology and equipment, as well as clinical and translational research efforts focused on patient-centered outcomes...
March 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336760/cancer-frequency-in-retrosternal-goiter
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Nuri A Sahbaz, Firat Tutal, Nihat Aksakal, Sami Acar, Kadir I Aksu, Umut Barbaros, Yesim Erbil
Retrosternal goiter prevalence is 5 to 40 per cent according to classifications in goiter series. Goiters with mediastinal extension were reported to be related with higher cancer rates. In our study, we aimed to investigate whether cancer incidence increased in retrosternal goiters compared with the cervical ones. Three hundred and ninety consecutive patients, who had surgery because of retrosternal goiter in Istanbul University Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery between 2005 and 2015 were included in the study (Group 1)...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317098/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-associated-with-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Lisa M Deuel, Marjorie E Bunch
Neuromyelitis optic spectrum disorders are demyelinating conditions that are typically idiopathic, though various case reports have demonstrated an association with malignancy. We present the case of a 64year old woman with NMOSD in the setting of small cell lung cancer. She had longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and left eye optic neuritis; aquaporin-4 antibodies were elevated. Biopsy of mediastinal adenopathy was positive for SCLC. Malignancy should be considered in any patient with an atypical presentation of NMOSD, or who does not respond to traditional therapies...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249362/-miliary-tuberculosis
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N Zaghba, K El Hachimi, H Benjelloun, N Yassine
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis miliary is a severe and rare form of tuberculosis. It is often due to a haematogenous spread of the bacillus of Koch and represents less than 2 % of tuberculosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 81 cases of tuberculous miliary collected at the Department of respiratory diseases of the Ibn Rochd university hospital in Casablanca between September 2003 and November 2016. RESULTS: A female predominance was noted with 58 % of the cases...
February 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099004/isolated-pulmonary-involvement-in-erdheim-chester-disease
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Enambir Singh Josan, Jason W Green, Syed Imran M Zaidi, Jayantilal B Mehta
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytic disorder. It is primarily a disease of the long bones. Pulmonary involvement in systemic disease is detected in about half the reported cases. Isolated lung involvement is extremely rare with no clear recommendations for treatment. A 52-year-old caucasian male was evaluated for 1.9 cm × 1.6 cm spiculated nodule in the right upper lobe. Pulmonary function testing and bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound, transbronchial biopsy, and microbiology were inconclusive...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076937/endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-diagnosis-of-lymphoma
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Sheetal Gandotra, Travis Dotson, Zanetta Lamar, Christina Bellinger
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) presents a minimally invasive way to evaluate abnormal mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. Although EBUS has been established as an effective modality to diagnose lung cancer, its sensitivity for the diagnosis of lymphoma has been demonstrated to be lower. Because of these lower yields uncertainty persists about the ability of EBUS-TBNA to reliably diagnose lymphoma and questions remain regarding the utility of EBUS-TBNA as a first-line biopsy modality for patients suspected of having lymphoma...
April 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075540/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-and-cytomegalovirus-pneumonia-case-report-highlights-and-missing-links-in-classification-criteria-and-standardized-treatment
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Stefania Petarra-Del Río, Adrian Rodriguez-Hernandez, Luis Anguiano-Landa, Georgina Aguilar-Portillo, Isidro Zavala-Trujillo, Arnulfo Hernan Nava-Zavala, Maria G Zavala-Cerna
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pulmonary involvement is rarely associated with IRIS; therefore, limited information is available. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we describe the case of a 43-year-old HIV-infected male who developed an unusual case of IRIS after cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia. Clinically there was a progressive and paradoxical worsening of respiratory distress, despite being treated for CMV after initiation with antiretroviral therapy. Chest X-ray revealed disseminated infiltrates in both lungs; chest CT-scan showed generalized lung involvement and mediastinal adenopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957900/an-unusual-presentation-of-cervical-carcinoma-metastasis-as-mediastinal-adenopathy
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Udit Chaddha, Pradnya D Patil, Rebekah English, Tanmay S Panchabhai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864395/bronchoscopic-techniques-in-the-management-of-patients-with-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Michele Mondoni, Alice Repossi, Paolo Carlucci, Stefano Centanni, Giovanni Sotgiu
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission. Bronchoscopy can play a primary role in pulmonary TB diagnosis, particularly for suspected patients with scarce sputum or sputum smear negativity, and with endobronchial disease. Bronchoscopic needle aspiration techniques are accurate and safe means adopted to investigate hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes in cases of suspected TB lymphadenopathy...
November 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856088/syndrome-of-inappropriate-secretion-of-anti-diuretic-hormone-siadh-as-an-initial-presenting-sign-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-case-report-and-literature-review
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Praneet Iyer, Mohammad Ibrahim, Waqas Siddiqui, Ahmed Dirweesh
Association of SIADH with malignancy was first reported in 1957, when it was described in two patients with bronchogenic carcinoma. While the association with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is well known, that with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been rarely reported. We report a case of 70 year old male who was found to have hyponatremia secondary to SIADH. Radiological tests revealed right hilar lung mass with mediastinal adenopathy. Bronchoscopic biopsy revealed non-small cell lung cancer of type squamous cell...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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