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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932613/primary-pulmonary-lymphoma-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-a-young-female
#1
Divya Salhan, Prakash Verma, Tun Win Naing, Ebad Ur Rehman, Saroj Kandel, Danillo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances Schmidt
Primary Pulmonary Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (PPDLBCL) is an extremely rare entity, which exhibits an aggressive behavior by compressing local blood vessels. It represents only 0.04% of all lymphoma cases and is extremely rare in young age. We present a case of a primary pulmonary lymphoma with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) in a young female. 27-year-old African American female presented with fever, cough, and facial puffiness for 2 weeks and unintentional weight loss. Chest examination showed decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion on right side...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932583/anterior-bronchogenic-mediastinal-cyst-as-priority-procedure-for-robotic-thoracic-surgery
#2
Umberto Caterino, Dario Amore, Marcellino Cicalese, Carlo Curcio
We report a case of anterior bronchogenic mediastinal cyst (ABMC) in old age patient underwent Robotic Thoracic Surgery (da Vinci Surgical System). Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) represents the routine approach in posterior bronchogenic mediastinal cyst, but some limitation for resection of mediastinal mass located in the anterior mediastinum has been reported. The introduction of da Vinci surgical system has overcome the surgical limits of VATS as two dimensional vision (2D) and the use of long rigid instruments with poor maneuverability in case of fine dissection...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932580/benign-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-with-uncontrolled-pleural-effusion-by-calcified-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-surgical-management
#3
Yoon Pyo Lee, Eun Mi Chun, Yoo Kyung Kim, Kwan Chang Kim
This report describes a rare case of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) accompanying recalcitrant pleural effusion developed secondary to extrinsic compression by anthracotic calcified mediastinal lymphadenopathy which was corrected by surgical bypass graft. An 81-year-old female presented with recalcitrant pleural effusion for several months despite of medical treatments. SVCS developed progressively without any other radiological evidence of malignancy or active infection on initial chest computed tomography (CT)...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932400/mediastinal-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-diagnosed-by-repeated-biopsies-after-an-initial-diagnosis-of-fibrosing-mediastinitis
#4
Naoko Kakuta, Mitsuhiro Sumitani, Arata Sugitani, Kenji Nakahama, Yuzo Miki, Seichi Syoji
We report a case of mediastinal peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) diagnosed by repeated biopsies. A 44-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 2-week history of facial swelling, neck distension, and dyspnoea on exertion. Computed tomography of the chest showed a mediastinal mass. Initial needle biopsy and video-assisted thoracoscopic biopsy revealed the pathological diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis (FM). Glucocorticoid therapy (prednisolone) was temporarily effective in reducing tumour size...
November 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924599/esophageal-seeding-after-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-a-mediastinal-tumor
#5
Kensuke Yokoyama, Jun Ushio, Norikatsu Numao, Kiichi Tamada, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
Background and study aims  Tumor seeding after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is rare. A 53-year-old man underwent transesophageal EUS-FNA for diagnosis of a 6-cm mass in the mediastinum as seen by computed tomography (CT). Four weeks later, repeat CT scan revealed a mass in the esophageal wall. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy confirmed a lesion in the mid-esophagus, which was biopsied and found to be consistent with needle tract seeding after EUS-FNA. Tumor seeding in the gastrointestinal wall or peritoneum after EUS-FNA is rare, but may adversely affect the prognosis...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920536/pleural-lymphocyte-rich-transudates-in-cats
#6
Monica Probo, Valentina Valenti, Luigi Venco, Saverio Paltrinieri, Emme Lavergne, Catherine Trumel, Walter Bertazzolo
Objectives Non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions are transudative effusions with a predominance of lymphocytes; however, they do not contain chylomicrons and therefore do not have the classical milky aspect of true chylous effusion. This type of effusion has been anecdotally associated with cardiac diseases in cats, but studies are lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between this type of effusion and the primary disease. Methods In this study, feline non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions were retrospectively selected from the database of the authors' institutions over a 3 year period...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910816/mediastinal-and-subcutaneous-chest-fat-are-differentially-associated-with-emphysema-progression-and-clinical-outcomes-in-smokers
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Jon Grace, Joseph K Leader, Seyed M Nouraie, Jiantao Pu, Divay Chandra, Yingze Zhang, Frank C Sciurba, Jessica Bon
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated both positive and negative effects of obesity on clinical outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In other chronic diseases, fat location is differentially associated with disease outcomes; however, this relationship has not been well studied in COPD. OBJECTIVE: To determine if fat location explains the differential association of body mass index (BMI) with clinical outcome measures in smokers. METHODS: Baseline and 6-year chest computed tomography scans from 68 current and former smokers were used to quantify mediastinal and subcutaneous fat...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906275/vv-ecmo-assisted-high-risk-endobronchial-stenting-as-rescue-for-asphyxiating-mediastinal-mass
#8
Brandon T Nokes, Laszlo Vaszar, Jama Jahanyar, Karen L Swanson
The use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has traditionally been limited to a narrow set of clinical circumstances, such as acute hypoxic respiratory failure, submassive pulmonary embolism, and cardiopulmonary collapse. Within the pediatric population, there have been cases of VV-ECMO in the context of extrinsic airway compression by a mediastinal mass, typically in the setting of either a lymphoma or germ cell tumors. However, the use of VV-ECMO for adults with extrinsic airway compression is comparatively limited...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#9
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900334/massive-hemoptysis-a-rare-presentation-of-anterior-mediastinal-teratoma-in-an-adolescent
#10
Rajkumar M Meshram, S Abhisheik, Vaidehi Hardas, K Siddharth
Germ cell tumors are predominantly found in the gonads, and the most common extragonadal site is anterior mediastinum. Usual symptoms are cough, dyspnea, and fever, chest pain due to mass effect or intrapulmonary invasion but hemoptysis is rare and may result from either communication with tracheobronchial tree or may result from bronchial bleeding due to irritation by tumor. As in our case, patient presenting with massive hemoptysis and shock are the rarest presentation of a benign teratoma.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891552/omental-herniation-through-the-diaphragmatic-defect-two-cases-mimicking-mediastinal-lipomas
#11
Z Zhu, Y Chai
Omental herniation through a diaphragmatic defect without involvement of the stomach is rare and has often been misdiagnosed as mediastinal lipoma. We herein report two cases of intrathoracic omental herniation through adiaphragmatic defect in patients that were misdiagnosed as a mediastinal lipoma at presentation. They both underwent successful laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repairs with full resolution of their symptoms. Doctors should pay attention to the differential diagnosis between diaphragmatic hernia and mediastinal lipoma when a fatty mass is found in the mediastinum at the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888750/primary-mediastinal-pure-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-germinoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-precocious-puberty-in-a-9-year-old-patient
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Alejandra Bravo-Balado, Lynda Torres Castellanos, Adriana Carrillo Rodríguez, Daniel Gómez Zapata, Juan Javier Lammoglia Hoyos, Rafael Andrade, Jaime Pérez Niño
Less than 5-7% of germ cell tumors (GCTs) are extragonadal, being the central nervous system (CNS) the most common location in children, followed by retroperitoneum and mediastinum. Only 10% of mediastinal tumors are malignant and one third of these are pure seminomas (germinomas). We report the case of a 9 year-old boy with development of secondary sexual characteristics. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) was elevated and a mediastinal mass was found. Final histology showed a pure seminomatous germ cell tumor (SGCT)...
September 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886433/sudden-death-in-a-child-caused-by-a-giant-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-anterior-mediastinum
#13
Yui Igari, Shirushi Takahashi, Akihito Usui, Yusuke Kawasumi, Masato Funayama
A 4-year-old girl who had been treated for asthma since the age of 2 years had a severe coughing fit and died suddenly. The patient had a history of occasional severe coughing fits, and these fits had been worsening in severity during the week before her death. Prior to death, she was taken to a clinician, and thymic hypertrophy was suspected based on chest X-ray findings. The clinician recommended that she visit a general hospital at a later date; however, she died that night. Postmortem radiology and autopsy revealed a large mass in the anterior mediastinum compressing the heart and airway, and no other findings attributable to sudden death were observed...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886389/localized-constrictive-pericarditis-compressing-and-obstructing-the-right-ventricular-inflow-tract-due-to-a-giant-anterior-calcified-cardiac-mass-a-case-report
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Klodian Krakulli, Edvin Prifti, Hortensa Gjergo, Endri Hasimi
INTRODUCTION: Localized pericardial constriction is a rare form of constrictive pericarditis CP. Depending on the CP location, clinical presentation may be variable, including compression and obstruction of right ventricular inflow tract(RVIT), coronary obstruction, or pulmonary stenosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old man presented a 2-year history of dyspnea and atrial fibrillation. A contrast enhanced angio computerized tomography clearly demonstrated a large spherical mass about 11×9×4cm in the anterior pericardium, presenting as a mediastinal tumor causing compression and obstruction of the RVIT...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877738/sclerosing-thymoma-like-thymic-amyloidoma-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yuto Kato, Miyuki Okuda, Koji Fukuda, Nobuya Tanaka, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Yoshinori Saika, Yoshisumi Haruna, Shouji Kitaguchi, Ryuji Nohara
BACKGROUND: Primary localized amyloidosis presenting as an isolated mediastinal mass is extremely rare, especially in the thymus. Sclerosing thymoma is also an extremely rare anterior mediastinal tumor, pathologically characterized by extensive sclerotic lesions with hyalinization and calcification. Only 14 cases of sclerosing thymoma and five cases of thymic amyloidosis have been reported to date. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having sclerosing thymoma (Masaoka stage IVa pericardial dissemination)-like thymic amyloidoma...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876532/successful-treatment-with-doxorubicin-and-ifosfamide-for-mediastinal-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-with-loss-of-h3k27me3-expression
#16
Noriko Seno, Toshirou Fukushima, Daisuke Gomi, Takashi Kobayashi, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Hidehiro Matsushita, Takesumi Ozawa, Yoshiko Tsukahara, Keiko Mamiya, Tomonobu Koizumi, Kenji Sano
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the thorax is an extremely rare disease, and half of all cases of MPNST are associated with neurofibromatosis type I. Sporadic intrathoracic MPNST is difficult to diagnose and treat. Because of the rarity of intrathoracic MPNST, the optimal method of diagnosis and the efficacy of chemotherapy are unknown. Herein, we present a case of inoperable mediastinal MPNST, in which the diagnosis was immunohistochemically made by the loss of H3K27me3 expression in a transbronchial needle biopsy specimen...
September 6, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872098/is-a-diagnostic-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-an-acceptable-first-line-approach-to-the-suspicious-anterior-mediastinal-mass
#17
Ricky Vaja, Vijay Joshi, Alan G Dawson, David A Waller
INTRODUCTION: The incidental early-stage thymic mass presents a diagnostic challenge. Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) thymectomy is an attractive but potentially morbid solution. The aim was to show it can be safely applied as a first-line modality in those with undiagnosed thymic enlargement with acceptable long-term results. METHODS: A total of 45 patients were identified (24 male, median age 52 interquartile range [IQR]: 41-66 years) in a 14-year experience who had CT evidence of an enlarged, possibly malignant thymic mass, but no tissue diagnosis before undertaking VAT thymectomy...
October 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868014/first-line-treatment-with-carboplatin-plus-nab-paclitaxel-and-maintenance-monotherapy-with-nab-paclitaxel-for-a-thymic-carcinoma-a-case-report
#18
Kunihiko Funaishi, Masahiro Yamasaki, Naomi Saito, Wakako Daido, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Nobuyuki Ohashi
Thymic carcinomas are rare malignant tumors, located in the anterior mediastinum. For the treatment of these carcinomas, several chemotherapy regimens have been suggested, including carboplatin plus paclitaxel. However, because of the rarity of these tumors, the standard chemotherapy regimen has not yet been established. Here, we report a case of thymic carcinoma that responded to first-line carboplatin plus nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) therapy with continuation maintenance nab-paclitaxel monotherapy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868011/esophagobronchial-fistula-in-a-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
#19
Taichi Ozeki, Michiko Asano, Nobukazu Fujimoto, Jun Nishimura, Kenji Takada, Yosuke Miyamoto, Yasuko Fuchimoto, Sae Wada, Shinji Ozaki, Takumi Kishimoto
A 73-year-old man was referred to our hospital after a 2-week history of bloody sputum and cough. Computed tomography (CT) images of the chest showed a mass grouped with mediastinal lymph nodes, and bronchoscopy showed a projecting mass in the right main bronchus. After a transbronchial biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (T4N2M0 stage IIIB). The patient was treated with systemic chemotherapy, consisting of cisplatin (40 mg/m(2), days 1 and 8) and docetaxel (30 mg/m(2), days 1 and 8), and concurrent thoracic irradiation at a daily dose of 2 Gy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861333/successful-treatment-of-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-right-mainstem-bronchus-by-a-combination-of-chemotherapy-and-argon-plasma-coagulation
#20
Takayuki Takeda, Hideki Itano, Mayumi Takeuchi, Yurika Nishimi, Masahiko Saitoh, Sorou Takeda
The current standard-of-care treatment for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is concurrent chemoradiotherapy for local and systemic control. However, standard-of-care treatment strategies have not been established for those with limited-stage SCLC who have a history of thoracic radiotherapy due to concerns with complications associated with radiation overdose. A 37-year-old male developed an aspergilloma in the postoperative left thoracic space after he was treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy for mediastinal type lung adenocarcionoma and subsequent left upper lobectomy for heterochronous dual adenocarcinoma...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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