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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815070/supracarinal-dissection-of-the-oesophagus-and-lymphadenectomy-by-mie
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REVIEW
Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
Since 1995, video-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy (VATS), according the same surgical principles as the Japanese open surgery, has been completed in 700 patients with oesophageal cancer. Our indication for VATS is (I) no extensive pleural adhesion; (II) no contiguous tumor spread; (III) pulmonary function capable of sustaining single-lung ventilation, and (IV) non radiated patients. We use 4 ports around a 5 cm mini-thoracotomy on 5th intercostal space. We laid emphasis on utilizing magnifying effect of video (5 to 20 magnifications), obtained by positioning the camera at close vicinity to the dissection...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815062/new-insights-into-the-surgical-anatomy-of-the-esophagus
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REVIEW
Teun J Weijs, Jelle P Ruurda, Michael D P Luyer, Miguel A Cuesta, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronaldus L A W Bleys
Implementation of (robot assisted) minimally invasive esophagectomy and increased knowledge of the relation between the autonomic nervous system and the immune response have led to new insights regarding the surgical anatomy of the esophagus. First, two layers of connective tissue were identified; the aorto-esophageal and aorto-pleural ligaments that separate the peri-esophageal compartment, containing vagus nerves, carinal lymph nodes and trachea, from the para-aortic compartment; containing thoracic duct and azygos vein...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797499/dorsal-scapular-and-long-thoracic-nerves-during-ultrasound-guided-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block
#3
Hyungtae Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Asian J Anesthesiol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796131/beyond-ultrasound-guidance-for-regional-anesthesiology
#4
De Q Tran, André P Boezaart, Joseph M Neal
Despite its popularity, ultrasound (US)-guided regional anesthesiology is associated with significant limitations. The latter can be attributed to either the US machine (ie, decreased ability to insonate deep neural structures, as well as the thoracic spine) or the operator. Shortcomings associated with the operator can be explained by errors in perception (ie, ambiguous criteria for needle/catheter tip-to-nerve proximity and subparaneural local anesthetic injection) or interpretation. Perhaps the greatest confusion afflicting US-guided regional anesthesiology originates from an intellectual misconception pertaining to its application...
August 8, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770311/mr-neurography-mrn-of-the-long-thoracic-nerve-retrospective-review-of-clinical-findings-and-imaging-results-at-our-institution-over-4%C3%A2-years
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Swati Deshmukh, Laura M Fayad, Shivani Ahlawat
OBJECTIVE: Long thoracic nerve (LTN) injury can result in ipsilateral serratus anterior palsy and scapular winging. Traditional means of evaluating patients with suspected LTN injury include physical examination and electrodiagnostic studies. The purpose of our study is to describe high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) findings in patients with clinical suspicion of LTN neuropathy. METHODS: In this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved, retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging performed for long thoracic neuropathy...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763433/injury-and-liability-associated-with-spine-surgery
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Rachel Kutteruf, Deva Wells, Linda Stephens, Karen L Posner, Lorri A Lee, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Although spine surgery is associated with significant morbidity, the anesthesia liability profile for spine surgery is not known. We examined claims for spine procedures in the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database to evaluate patterns of injury and liability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were anesthesia claims provided for surgical procedures in 2000 to 2014. We compared mechanisms of injury for cervical spine to thoracic or lumbar spine procedures using χ and the Fisher exact test...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762464/the-mid-point-transverse-process-to-pleura-mtp-block-a-new-end-point-for-thoracic-paravertebral-block
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I Costache, L de Neumann, C J Ramnanan, S L Goodwin, A Pawa, F W Abdallah, C J L McCartney
Current descriptions of thoracic paravertebral block techniques require the needle tip to be anterior to the superior costotransverse ligament. We hypothesised that an injection point midway between the posterior border of the transverse process and the pleura would result in spread to the paravertebral space. We completed bilateral injections of 5 ml methylene blue 0.2% midway between the posterior border of the transverse process and the pleura at T2, T4, T6, T8 and T10 in three unembalmed cadavers. The presence of methylene blue dye at the nerve root in the paravertebral space, the corresponding intercostal nerve and sympathetic chain at the level of injection, and at additional levels, was examined...
August 1, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757835/pain-relief-following-thoracic-surgical-procedures-a-literature-review-of-the-uncommon-techniques
#8
REVIEW
Tariq Alzahrani
Thoracic surgical procedures can be either thoracotomy or thoracoscopy. In thoracotomy, the incision could be either muscle-cutting or muscle-sparing incision. The posterolateral thoracotomy incision is used for most general thoracic surgical procedures. This incision, which involves division of the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles, affords excellent exposure of the thoracic cavity. However, it is associated with significant morbidity, including impaired pulmonary function, postoperative chest pain, and restricted arm and shoulder movement...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757523/operative-techniques-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-mini-hemilaminectomy-using-a-uniportal-approach-in-dogs
#9
Hee-Sup Moon, Yong-Hyun Hwang, Hee-Chun Lee, Jae-Hoon Lee
The present study aimed to investigate the technical feasibility of percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy via a uniportal approach, and to evaluate the possibility of decompression and endoscopic examination of the thoracic and lumbar spinal canals in small dogs during such procedures. Fresh canine cadavers of mixed-breed dogs (n=7) were used in this study. Following injection of a barium and agarose mixture (BA-gel) to stimulate intervertebral disc herniation, percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy was performed using a lateral approach to the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756539/intraspinal-intradural-variations-of-nerve-roots
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Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Andrej Šteňo, Roman Kuruc, Juraj Šteňo
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to point out the intraspinal anatomical variations of nerve roots and their possible participation in radiculopathy. METHODS: The anatomical study was performed in 33 cadavers. There were 25 male cadavers aged 30-75 years and 8 female cadavers aged 45-77 years, with a mean age of 46.5 years to 24 h from death. All intradural rami communicantes between nerve roots were excised and examined histologically for the presence or absence of nervous tissue...
July 29, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755160/successful-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-prone-position-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-and-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-report-of-three-cases
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Koji Shindo, Eishi Nagai, Toshinaga Nabae, Toru Eguchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND: An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with an associated nonrecurrent right inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a relatively rare anomaly that occurs at a frequency of 0.3 to 2.0% of the general population. NRILN has been mainly documented in the head and neck region; it has been rarely described in patients with esophageal cancer, especially those undergoing thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for esophageal cancer (VATS-E) is becoming more widespread as a reliable minimally invasive surgical procedure associated with reduced perioperative complications...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754642/symptomatic-thoracic-nerve-root-herniation-into-an-extradural-arachnoid-cyst-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nagesh C Shanbhag, Ruurd F Duyff, Rob J M Groen
BACKGROUND: Spinal extradural arachnoid cysts (SEAC) are relatively rare and usually asymptomatic. They preferentially are situated in the thoracic extradural space, and almost always dorsal. SEACs may present with back pain and/or cord compression symptoms. Needle aspiration, needle fenestration or open surgical resection/fenestration have been reported as treatment modalities. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 35-year-old woman who complained of radiating pain from the right lower thoracic region of her back towards the right inguinal region which was aggravated upon defecation and straining...
July 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731927/injectate-spread-following-anterior-sub-costal-and-posterior-approaches-to-the-quadratus-lumborum-block-a-comparative-cadaveric-study
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Sree Kolli, Wael A S Esa, Sean DeGrande, Loran M Soliman, Richard L Drake
BACKGROUND: The dermatomal level of analgesia achieved with quadratus lumborum blocks varies according to the location of injection. The most commonly used approaches are either at the postero-lateral aspect or anterior to the quadratus lumborum muscle. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the site of injection of contrast dye around the quadratus lumborum muscle of cadavers affects the extent and mechanism of dye spread. DESIGN: Observational human cadaver study...
September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719560/perioperative-and-delayed-major-complications-following-surgical-treatment-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Carrie E Bartley, Burt Yaszay, Tracey P Bastrom, Suken A Shah, Baron S Lonner, Jahangir Asghar, Firoz Miyanji, Amer Samdani, Peter O Newton
BACKGROUND: Reporting accurate surgical complication rates to patients and their families is important in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). In this study, we report the rate of major complications following the surgical treatment of AIS both in the perioperative period and among patients with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: We reviewed the prospectively collected data of a multicenter registry of patients who underwent surgical treatment of AIS during the period of 1995 to 2014 in order to identify all complications...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716694/-isolated-long-thoracic-nerve-palsy-more-than-meets-the-eye
#15
Andrés A Maldonado, Scott L Zuckerman, B Matthew Howe, Michelle L Mauermann, Robert J Spinner
INTRODUCTION: Two main hypotheses have been proposed for the pathophysiology of long thoracic nerve (LTN) palsy: nerve compression and nerve inflammation. We hypothesized that critical reinterpretation of electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies and MRIs of patients with a diagnosis of non-traumatic isolated LTN palsy could provide insight into the pathophysiology and, potentially, the treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients with a diagnosis of non-traumatic isolated LTN palsy and an EDX and brachial plexus or shoulder MRI studies performed at our institution...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710985/spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-idiopathic-thoracic-epidural-lipomatosis-in-an-adolescent-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rumaiza Al-Yafeai, Yazid Maghrabi, Hussein Malibary, Saleh Baeesa
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is a rare condition that presents with progressive spinal cord or nerve root compression. It is commonly reported in patients receiving long-term exogenous steroid therapy or in patients with endogenous steroid overproduction. The occurrence of this condition as an idiopathic entity is rarely reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors present the clinical course and outcome of a 16-year-old male student, who presented with progressive spastic paraparesis of a one-year duration caused by idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710663/a-multi-train-electrical-stimulation-protocol-facilitates-transcranial-electrical-motor-evoked-potentials-and-increases-induction-rate-and-reproducibility-even-in-patients-with-preoperative-neurological-deficits
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Shuta Ushio, Shigenori Kawabata, Satoshi Sumiya, Tsuyoshi Kato, Toshitaka Yoshii, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Atsushi Okawa
This study sought to evaluate the facilitation effect of repetitive multi-train transcranial electrical stimulation (mt-TES) at 2 repetition rates on transcranial electrical motor evoked potential (Tc-MEP) monitoring during spinal surgery, and to assess the induction rate in patients with impaired motor function from a compromised spinal cord or spinal nerve. We studied 32 consecutive patients with impaired motor function undergoing cervical or thoracic spinal surgery (470 muscles). A series of 10 TESs with 5 pulse trains were preoperatively delivered at 2 repetition rates (1 and 5 Hz)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706767/surgical-excision-of-a-symptomatic-thoracic-nerve-root-perineural-cyst-resulting-in-complete-resolution-of-symptoms-a-case-report
#18
Zaid Aljuboori, Alae Yaseen, Jessica Simpson, Maxwell Boakye
Tarlov (perineural) cysts of the nerve root are common and usually incidental findings during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbosacral spine. There are a few case reports where symptomatic thoracic perineural cysts have been described in the literature. We report a case of a high thoracic nerve root perineural cyst that failed conservative therapy, requiring surgical intervention. Our patient presented with radicular symptoms involving the left hand. Imaging workup revealed a cystic lesion of the left T1 nerve root at the level of the foramen...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698895/using-anatomical-landmark-to-avoid-phrenic-nerve-injury-during-balloon-based-procedures-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
#19
Nicolina M Smith, Larry Segars, Travis Kauffman, Anthony B Olinger
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia which affects as many as 2.7 million Americans. AF should be treated, because it can lead to a four-to-fivefold increased risk of experiencing a stroke. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of drug refractory and symptomatic paroxysmal AF denote catheter ablation as the standard of care. The newest ablation treatment, cryoballoon, uses a cold balloon tip. The biggest risk factor associated with the cryoballoon ablation is phrenic nerve injury (PNI)...
July 11, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695275/invasive-intramedullary-melanotic-schwannoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Xing Cheng, Jiagang Liu, Jun Le, Siqing Huang, Haifeng Chen, Chao You
PURPOSE: Melanotic schwannoma (MS) is rare, accounting for less than 1% of primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and most often occurs in the paraspinal nerve roots. Intramedullary MS is exceedingly rare, and to the best of our knowledge, only nine cases have been reported in literature. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present a 47-year-old male, who underwent excision of thoracic intraspinal space-occupying lesion 6 years ago, as the 10th known case to date of intradural intramedullary MS that had a more invasive growth pattern than those reported before, and we review the diagnosis, clinicopathologic features, treatment and prognosis of intramedullary MS...
July 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
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