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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813488/role-of-post-chemotherapy-radiation-in-the-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors
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Junting Huang, Yuting Tan, Zijun Zhen, Suying Lu, Feifei Sun, Jia Zhu, Juan Wang, Ru Liao, Xiaofei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors (MMGCTs) are rare in children and adolescents and have a poorer prognosis than their gonadal counterparts. We report a single institutional experience of a 10-year period of primary advanced MMGCTs treated with chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy in those who had residual mass. METHODS: Children and adolescents with primary advanced MMGCTs between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
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T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807744/primary-stenting-is-not-necessary-in-benign-central-venous-stenosis
#4
Lynsey E Rangel, Sean P Lyden, Daniel G Clair
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate central venous stenosis (CVS) etiologies and presentation within a vascular surgery practice. We evaluated endovascular treatment modalities and the patency rates of our interventions. METHODS: 5 year retrospective review of endovascular intervention for CVS. Patient demographics, medical comorbidities, and variables were collected including etiology, indwelling device, previous upper extremity (UE) deep venous thrombosis (DVT), long term UE indwelling device (defined as greater than 30 days), malignancy status, hypercoagulable disorders, history of radiation or mediastinal fibrosis or masses, and anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet therapy...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
#5
B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794967/pleural-effusion-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-mediastinal-teratoma-a-case-report
#6
Ebrahim Razi, Aida Imani, Iman Ansari, Tehereh Khamechian, Abdolhossein Davoodabadi
Pleural effusion as one of the most common manifestations of pulmonary diseases is a rare symptom of anterior mediastinal teratoma that might mislead general physicians. In this study we report a rare case of pleural effusion and anterior mediastinal teratoma accompanying each other. The patient was a 21-year-old woman who suffered from dyspnea, cough, fever and manifestations of pleural effusion were obvious in chest X Ray (CXR). Computed tomography scan showed a cystic mass with lipid component. After thoracotomy, a mass was taken out from medial lobe of right lung and the results of pathology showed the mature mediastinal teratoma...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790266/-a-case-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis-from-liver-metastasis-of-colon-cancer
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Kensuke Yamada, Tetsuji Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Uchisako, Atsushi Adachi, Yoshimi Yamashita
A 64-year-old woman underwent partial colectomy with partial resection ofthe retroperitoneum and D3 lymphadenectomy for descending colon cancer(tub2, pSS, ly0, v0, pN1, sH0, sP0, sM0, fStage III b). Three years and 6 months later, she underwent resection ofsegment 4 ofthe liver because ofliver metastasis. One year and 2 months later, her serum carcinoembryonic antigen level increased, and computed tomography showed an inferior mediastinal mass of 18mm in diameter. High FDG uptake by this tumor was seen on positron emission tomography-CT...
July 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782320/an-unusual-schwannoma
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Siddharth K Waghmare, Unnati Desai, Vinaya S Karkhanis, Gayathri Amonkar, Jyotsna M Joshi
Mediastinal masses are commonly encountered and have multiple differentials. Although histopathological examination is gold standard, the location of the mass narrows the diagnosis. While thyroid, thymus, germ cell tumour or lymph node related masses are common in superior mediastinum, vascular or pleuro-pericardial masses are seen in middle mediastinum. Posterior mediastinal masses are commonly neurogenic tumours, schwannoma being the commonest. We discuss a case of cystic schwannoma presenting as superior mediastinal mass...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777267/mistaken-identity-asthma-and-croup-in-a-previously-healthy-9-year-old-male
#9
Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun, Thuy L Ngo
Cough is one of the most common presenting complaints encountered in primary care settings and the emergency department. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported approximately 31 million visits to ambulatory care centers for cough, making cough the most frequent presenting complaint in ambulatory visits (2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey). Significant causes of cough can often be overlooked because it is a common symptom of a myriad of pathologies. We report the case of an otherwise healthy 9-year-old male who presented with worsening cough over a month and a half, subsequently noted to have a mediastinal mass, and diagnosed with lymphoma...
August 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777164/mr-imaging-of-mediastinal-masses
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Brett W Carter, Sonia L Betancourt, Marcelo F Benveniste
The mediastinum contains vital vascular and nonvascular structures and organs, and a wide variety of abnormalities may arise from this region of the thorax. Although mediastinal masses may be initially detected on chest radiography, cross-sectional imaging plays an important role in the identification and evaluation of mediastinal lesions, enabling the formulation of focused differential diagnoses and ultimately guiding management. Computed tomography (CT) is considered the imaging modality of choice for evaluating most mediastinal masses; however, the role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging continues to expand, as it is superior to CT in differentiating between cystic and solid masses, identifying cystic and solid components within complex lesions, and distinguishing thymic hyperplasia and normal thymus from thymic epithelial neoplasms and other neoplasms...
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775084/small-cell-lung-cancer-presenting-as-unilateral-rhinorrhoea
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Adam Haymes, Sridhayan Mahalingam, Natasha Choudhury
The metastatic spread of infraclavicular malignancies to the nasal cavity is rare. We describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a 4-month history of right-sided rhinorrhoea, maxillary hypoesthesia, hyposmia and hypogeusia. Clinical examination revealed an irregular mass within the right nasal cavity. Immunohistochemical analyses of biopsies were consistent with small cell carcinoma of indeterminate origin. A positron emission tomography scan demonstrated extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with collapse-consolidation of the right lung's middle lobe and no other sites of metastasis...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774641/an-unusual-finding-in-a-woman-undergoing-resection-of-a-large-anterior-mediastinal-mass
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Julie K Freed, Alexandra J Dyer, Timothy J Olund, Daniel J Veldheer, Brent T Boettcher, Paul S Pagel
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March 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758089/diagnosis-of-churg-strauss-syndrome-presented-with-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
#13
Dayun Park, Ho Jun Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ki Yeun Nam, Kyoung Hwan Lee
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare systemic vasculitis that affect small and medium-sized blood vessels and is accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy. This report describes a case of a 52-year-old man who had a history of sinusitis, asthma, and thymus cancer and who had complained of bilateral lower extremity paresthesia and weakness for a month. Peripheral neuropathy was detected by electrodiagnostic studies. Resection of a mediastinal mass, which was diagnosed as thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma, was performed five months before his visit...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758065/what-ultrasounds-sometimes-cannot-see-a-case-of-posterior-pericardial-cyst
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Matteo Rocco Reccia, Ketty Savino, Paola Fiaschini, Mario De Rosa, Giuseppe Ambrosio
Pericardial cysts (PCs) are very rare, often congenital, mediastinal masses. Usually, they are located in the right cardiophrenic angle and only in 8% of cases in the anterior or posterior mediastinum. Computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging are accurate tools for the diagnosis and characterization of mediastinal masses. However, echocardiography is, in many cases, a good screening technique. If asymptomatic, they do not require surgical excision. The authors describe a case of posterior mediastinum PC; in these cases, echocardiography cannot see the mass and three-dimensional imaging techniques are required...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757838/anesthetic-management-for-lobectomy-of-a-2-month-old-infant-with-bronchogenic-cyst-case-report-along-with-review-of-literature
#15
T Bansal, S Kiran, K Kamal, N Bangarwa
Bronchogenic cyst, a benign congenital cystic lesion of the lung, is a rare cause of respiratory distress in children comprising 7.5% of all mediastinal masses. A thorough preoperative evaluation is crucial to plan for definitive intra- and post-operative management. All patients should be thoroughly evaluated for the presence of compression, deviation or distortion of airways and great veins. The easiest means of providing one lung ventilation in pediatrics is to intubate the main stem bronchus of the nonoperated lung...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756634/necrotizing-sarcoid-granulomatosis-a-distinctive-form-of-pulmonary-granulomatous-disease
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REVIEW
Georgia Karpathiou, Anna Batistatou, Panagiotis Boglou, Dimitrios Stefanou, Marios E Froudarakis
OBJECTIVES: To define the characteristics of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NGS) a very rare pulmonary disease hardly recognized by pulmonologists and pathologists. DATA SOURCE: PubMed was searched for the term necrotising or necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. STUDY SELECTION: All cases reported in the English literature were included. RESULTS: NGS is presented at all ages (range 8-68 years) with a median age of 42 years old...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751509/giant-oesophageal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-presenting-with-dyspnoea-and-clubbed-fingers
#17
Yurie Yamamoto, Yosuke Sasaki, Michio Kougame, Naobumi Tochigi
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract originating from the interstitial cells of Cajal. Giant oesophageal GISTs are rare since the oesophagus is rarely the primary site of GISTs, and they are usually diagnosed early due to complaints such as dysphagia. We present the case of a giant oesophageal GIST presenting with prominent clubbing. The case underlined the diagnostic importance of clubbing and the careful consideration of chemotherapy. Although clubbed fingers associated with GISTs are rare, our experience demonstrates the importance of physicians' recognition of clubbing as a paraneoplastic phenomenon for early diagnosis of malignancies since patients seldom notice their own clubbing by themselves...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747182/recurrent-primary-mediastinal-giant-cell-tumor-of-soft-tissue-with-radiological-findings-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Qiongjie Hu, Jian Peng, Liming Xia
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumor of soft tissue (GCT-ST), which histologically resembles GCT of bone, is a rare tumor. Usually, it is located in the lower extremities and trunk. GCT-ST, occurring in mediastinum, is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We encountered an 18-year-old Chinese woman who had mild dull pain on the left side of back. The following chest computed tomography (CT) showed a heterogeneous mass deeply situated in the posterior mediastinum with compression of the lung and invasion of the adjacent rib...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740698/robotic-trans-subxiphoid-extended-thymectomy-in-a-patient-with-thymoma-associated-pemphigus
#19
Yu Zheng, Yi-Zhou Cai, Han-Lu Zhang, Zi-Hao Wang, Yun Wang
We herein firstly reported that a patient with thymoma-associated pemphigus (TAP) underwent a robotic-assisted trans-subxiphoid thoracoscopic extended thymectomy and then achieved stable resolution. The patient, a 47-year-old male, was first admitted to our hospital owing to stomatitis and bullae of the trunk after four months' prednisone treatment. On admission, chest computed tomography (CT) revealed an anterior-mediastinal mass and it was initially diagnosed as a thymoma. He was positive for anti-BP (bullous pemphigoid)-180 antibody and anti-desmoglein 3 antibody...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740696/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-and-resection-of-a-giant-thymoma-in-a-patient-witness-of-jehova
#20
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching Feng Wu, Mercedes de la Torre
A rare case of a giant thymoma in a patient witness of Jehova treated by single port thoracoscopic resection is reported. A 78-year-old man with chest pain and mild dyspnea had been previously diagnosed with giant thymoma went to our hospital and asked for second opinion of operation. Computed tomography showed a 12.5 cm × 9.5 cm × 10 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Under the request of this patient, he is only willing to receive minimal invasive surgery without blood transfusion. Thirty-six hours after surgical resection, the patient safely discharged from our hospital without complication...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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