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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321355/a-rare-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-as-a-pancreatic-head-mass
#1
Shruti Mony, Pradnya D Patil, Rebekah English, Ananya Das, Daniel A Culver, Tanmay S Panchabhai
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous syndrome of unknown etiology with noncaseating epithelioid granulomas being the pathognomonic pathological finding. Sarcoidosis most commonly involves the lungs and involvement of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is uncommon. Pancreatic sarcoidosis is very rare, especially when it is the presenting feature of sarcoidosis and can masquerade as pancreatic cancer. Tissue infiltration in pancreatic sarcoidosis can lead to either a diffuse nodular appearance or a mass-like lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242092/-cutaneous-involvement-in-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma
#2
C Nascimbeni, S Chantepie, C Brugiere, F Comoz, V Salaun, L Verneuil
BACKGROUND: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Cutaneous LBL is seen in less than 20% of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we report the case of a 66-year-old male patient without any previous disease history of note and who was presenting a gradually spreading tumoral lesion of the scalp, several purplish macules and nodules on the trunk, and a single spinal adenopathy. A thoracic-abdominal-pelvic CT scan performed for acute renal failure, revealed extensive infiltration of retroperitoneal tissue...
February 24, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127435/dementia-gait-disturbance-and-urinary-incontinence-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
#3
Gonzalo Labarca, Romina Ramirez, Ximena Monsalve, Isabel Mira-Avendano
Hydrocephalus is an uncommon presentation of neurosarcoidosis. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman with a prior diagnosis of hypothyroidism, systemic hypertension, and lung sarcoidosis who presented with a 1-month history of progressive impairment of consciousness leading to prostration and loss of sphincter control. At admission, patient was febrile with altered speech and without focalization. Laboratory results showed leucocytosis and mild anaemia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was characterized by mild elevated protein level, increased cell count, normal glucose and adenosine deaminase (ADA), negative cytology, and no bacterial isolations...
September 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043582/mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-in-pediatric-tuberculosis-in-computed-tomography-scan
#4
Payam Mehrain, Amin Momeni Moghaddam, Elham Tavakol, Afshin Amini, Mehrdad Moghimi, Ali Kabir, Ali Akbar Velayati
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pediatric tuberculosis is usually a primary infection presenting mainly as mediastinal or hilar adenopathy in computed tomography (CT) scan. In this study, we study the distribution and other CT scan characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in childhood tuberculosis. METHODS: Chest CT scans of 75 cases of pediatric tuberculosis at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran, from 2009 to 2013 were studied regarding characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040772/three-dimensional-virtual-bronchoscopy-using-a-tablet-computer-to-guide-real-time-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Raucci, Roberto Cascone, Alfonso Reginelli, Davide Di Natale, Carlo Santoriello, Antonio Capuozzo, Roberto Grassi, Nicola Serra, Mario Polverino, Mario Santini
OBJECTIVES: We proposed a new virtual bronchoscopy tool to improve the accuracy of traditional transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal staging. METHODS: Chest-computed tomographic images (1 mm thickness) were reconstructed with Osirix software to produce a virtual bronchoscopic simulation. The target adenopathy was identified by measuring its distance from the carina on multiplanar reconstruction images. The static images were uploaded in iMovie Software, which produced a virtual bronchoscopic movie from the images; the movie was then transferred to a tablet computer to provide real-time guidance during a biopsy...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029320/pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-patient-with-advanced-melanoma
#6
Charles A Powell
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955733/management-of-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor
#7
REVIEW
Andrea Hayes-Jordan, Michael P LaQuaglia, Shakeel Modak
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a soft tissue sarcoma of mesenchymal cell origin that typically presents with multiple intra-abdominal tumors and exhibits a multi-phenotypic pattern of immunohistochemical staining. The specific organ or tissue type of origin has yet to be identified. DSRCT rarely arises as a singular tumor in the abdomen; in most cases, there are dozens to hundreds of abdominal peritoneal tumors that are detected on diagnosis. One very large dominant mass is usually present in the omentum, with an additional one or two large conglomerates of tumors in the pelvis and right peritoneum, respectively...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800112/-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-hospitalized-patients-in-brazzaville-impact-of-late-diagnosis-of-hiv-infection-on-radiographic-abnormalities
#8
Esthel Lee Presley Bemba, Régis Gothard Bopaka, Régis Moyikoua, Rolland Ossibi-Ibara, Norela Bibiane Ebenga-Somboko, Syn Nerval Toungou, Paunel God'hervé Matondot, Boris Kevin Ossale-Abacka, Franck Hardain Okemba-Okombi, Joseph Mboussa
The aim was to describing the different radiographic features of pulmonary tuberculosis according to the degree of immunosuppression in HIV patients. We report a retrospective study of 80 untreated HIV-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis hospitalized in the Pneumo-Phthisiology Department in Brazzaville from January 2013 to January 2014. Our sample consisted of 44 women (55%) and 36 men (45%), the sex ratio was 0.81. The average age was 37.5 ± 9.17 years, the average CD4 count was 153.13 ± 86,6 cell/mm3...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752848/internal-mammary-node-adenopathy-on-breast-mri-and-pet-ct-for-initial-staging-in-patients-with-operable-breast-cancer-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#9
Hyejin Cheon, Hye Jung Kim, Sang-Woo Lee, Do-Hoon Kim, Chang-Hee Lee, Seung Hyun Cho, Kyung Min Shin, So Mi Lee, Gab Chul Kim, Won Hwa Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of and factors associated with internal mammary node (IMN) adenopathy on MRI and PET/CT used for initial staging in patients with operable breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 1320 patients diagnosed with invasive breast carcinoma between January 2011 and December 2015 underwent MRI and PET/CT for initial staging. The patients were considered to have IMN adenopathy when MRI revealed IMNs with the longest diameter of 5 mm or greater and a standardized uptake value greater than that of the mediastinal blood pool/contralateral parasternal area on PET/CT...
December 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747023/international-association-for-the-study-of-lung-cancer-map-wang-lymph-node-map-and-rapid-on-site-evaluation-in-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#10
REVIEW
Qing-Hua Liu, Sixto Arias, Ko-Pen Wang
The invaluable role of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) in the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal adenopathy and lung cancer has been well established. Different lymph nodes regional nomenclatures and maps had been described over the years. The international association for the study of lung cancer (IASLC) and Wang's maps complement each other benefiting patients with lung cancer. In this article we briefly reviewed the roles of IALSC, Wang's maps and ROSE in TBNA.
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744308/ast-to-alt-ratio-is-elevated-in-disseminated-histoplasmosis-as-compared-to-localized-pulmonary-disease-and-other-endemic-mycoses
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Andrej Spec, Christopher R Barrios, Usama Ahmad, Laurie A Proia
Severe pulmonary or disseminated histoplasmosis often necessitates presumptive antifungal treatment while awaiting definitive diagnosis. Histoplasma antigen assays have improved sensitivity but results may lag up to 7 days. In order to increase diagnostic certainty, "soft clues" may be looked for in laboratory and radiologic data, such as elevated alkaline phosphatase or ferritin levels and findings of mediastinal adenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. To determine if elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ratio is specific to histoplasmosis or a non-specific marker for disseminated fungal infection or sepsis in general, we retrospectively examined records of all patients diagnosed with an endemic fungal infection (EFI) at Rush University Medical Center from January of 1997 to October of 2012, and a cohort of septic patients with elevated liver enzymes...
October 14, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680023/clinical-application-of-a-hybrid-rapidarc-radiotherapy-technique-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer
#12
Scott R Silva, Murat Surucu, Jennifer Steber, Matthew M Harkenrider, Mehee Choi
OBJECTIVE: Radiation treatment planning for locally advanced lung cancer can be technically challenging, as delivery of ≥60 Gy to large volumes with concurrent chemotherapy is often associated with significant risk of normal tissue toxicity. We clinically implemented a novel hybrid RapidArc technique in patients with lung cancer and compared these plans with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and RapidArc-only plans. MATERIALS/METHODS: Hybrid RapidArc was used to treat 11 patients with locally advanced lung cancer having bulky mediastinal adenopathy...
September 28, 2016: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623420/congestive-adenopathy-a-mediastinal-sequela-of-volume-overload
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Yousef R Shweihat, James Perry, Yasser Etman, Ala Gabi, Yousef Hattab, Mohammad Al-Ourani, Prasanna Santhanam, Thaddeus Bartter
BACKGROUND: Endosonography has improved our ability to reach thoracic lymph nodes and to diagnose pathologic conditions with nodal involvement and has lowered the threshold for biopsy. The purpose of this study was to avoid unnecessary procedures, it is important to recognize benign adenopathy. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is both common and a common cause of adenopathy. The purpose of this study was to study the association between CHF and adenopathy and to describe the typical presentation of congestive adenopathy...
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623416/small-sample-lung-biopsy-findings-in-patients-with-clinicoradiologic-suspicion-of-pulmonary-venoocclusive-disease-pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis
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Shakti K Bal, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Aparna Irodi, Mayank Gupta, Devasahayam J Christopher
Pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) form a sinister subgroup of pulmonary arterial hypertension where the predominant pathology lies in the pulmonary veins and capillaries, thus making the use of pulmonary vasodilators potentially dangerous in these patients. Radiologically, the presence of centrilobular nodules, interlobular septal thickening, and significant mediastinal adenopathy are useful in identifying this subgroup from patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension...
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623322/-a-well-inked-pneumonia%C3%A2-can-you-decrypt-it
#15
M Tetart, V Trosini-Désert, A Fekkar, C Chenivesse
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of pneumonia associated with necrotic mediastinal lymph nodes in an immunocompetent patient. The case report illustrates the difficulties in making a diagnosis in necrotic mediastinal lymph nodes and discusses strategies to optimize sampling. OBSERVATION: A 21-year-old immunocompetent woman was admitted to hospital with dyspnea and fever occurring ten days after delivery. Physical examination, biological results and chest X-ray led to the diagnosis of right upper lobe pneumonia...
September 9, 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521737/lung-rads-potential-drawbacks-and-need-for-revision
#16
Hiren J Mehta, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Michael A Jantz
Lung cancer screening using low dose CT scan reduces lung cancer specific and overall mortality in high risk patients. A significant limitation of lung cancer screening is the false positive rates. The American College of Radiology Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS)was designed to standardize reporting of low dose lung cancer screening scans and also to decrease the false positive rates without significantly compromising on the sensitivity. Implementing Lung-RADS can also improve cost effectiveness...
August 10, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27483579/-sarcoidosis-of-the-thyroid-a-case-report
#17
L Vatin, D Rivière, P Podeur, O Cathelinaud, J Legodec, I Okremchouk, J B Morvan
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of thyroid sarcoidosis revealed by a multinodular goiter and cervical and mediastinal adenopathies. METHODS: We summarize the clinical presentation of a thyroid sarcoidosis. A review of literature regarding this topic is also presented. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman presented dysphagia without dyspnea. Clinical and radiological explorations find a multinodular goiter with cervical and mediastinal adenopathies. The symptomatic side of the goiter and the association with adenopathies justify the surgery...
2015: Revue de Laryngologie—Otologie—Rhinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424821/recent-advances-in-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#18
REVIEW
Takahiro Nakajima, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Taiki Fujiwara, Ichiro Yoshino
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive modality for sampling of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes as well as pulmonary lesions adjacent to the airway. Guidelines for staging of lung cancer suggest that EBUS-TBNA should be considered the best first test of nodal staging for radiologically abnormal lymph nodes that are accessible by this approach. The application of EBUS-TBNA in pulmonary medicine and thoracic oncology is expanding with its role in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis, lymphoma, and tuberculosis...
July 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417995/rare-cause-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-thymic-mass
#19
Swati Vishwanathan, Pritam Tayshetye, Farshaad Bilimoria, Gene Finley
A 62-year-old African-American man admitted to the emergency room with chest pain and exertional dyspnoea. He was found to be in rapid atrial fibrillation with pulmonary oedema. A transoesophageal echocardiogram performed prior to cardioversion showed a depressed left ventricular function (ejection fraction 30%) and an extracardiac heterogeneous echodensity compressing the right atrium and the superior vena cava. CT of the chest confirmed an anterior mediastinal mass measuring 13.5×6.6×10.1 cm, exerting a mass effect on the right atrium with mediastinal and right hilar adenopathy...
July 14, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365560/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-due-to-thrombosis-a-rare-paraneoplastic-presentation-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
#20
Avradip Santra, Saumen Nandi, Saibal Mondal, Subhankar Chakraborty
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is not an uncommon occurrence in patients with malignancy and it is often described as a medical emergency. In majority of the cases, SVC syndrome occurs due to mechanical obstruction of the SVC by extraluminal compression with primary intrathoracic malignancies. However, intraluminal obstruction due to thrombosis can also produce symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. Clot-related SVC obstruction is mostly associated with indwelling central venous catheter and pacemaker leads, although such thrombosis can occur spontaneously in a background of a hypercoagulable state, e...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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