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Carlos A Gonzalez Lengua, Pirkash Kumar, Matthew Cham, Javier Sanz
46 year old female with history of progressive shortness of breath for 3 years associated with recurrent right lung infiltrates and hemoptisis. A computed tomography of the chest showed a left atrial mass suggestive of atrial myxoma confirmed with transesophageal echocardiogram. Contrary with findings from a dedicated EKG gated cardiac computed tomography suggestive of cor triatriatum with associated thrombus and less likely a neoplasm; findings later on confirmed during surgery. Cardiac CT offers superior spatial resolution and multi-planar image reconstructions, allowing improved characterization of cardiac structures and cardiac masses compared to other traditional cardiovascular imaging modalities...
March 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Füsun Sahin, Pınar Yıldız
OBJECTIVE: Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is defined as a tuberculous infection of the tracheobronchial tree with microbial and histopathological evidence, with or without parenchymal involvement. In this study, clinical, radiological and bronchoscopic characteristics of cases diagnosed to have EBTB were evaluated. METHODS: Sixteen patients with at least three negative sputum examinations for acid-fast bacillus (AFB) and diagnosed as having EBTB on the histopathological examination of bronchoscopically obtained specimens showing granulomatous structures with caseation necrosis and/or positive AFB-culture on the microbiological examination of bronchoscopically obtained specimens were included in our study...
December 2013: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Robert Juszkat, Szczepan Cofta, Katarzyna Stanisławska, Bartosz Żabicki, Halina Batura-Gabryel
Hemoptisis is one of the possible complication in patients with cystic fibrosis, which has great influence on patients condidtion and their quality of life. There are few methods available for treatment of hemoptisis. Authors have reported case of 30-year-old patient with cystic fibrosis and hemoptysis, who was successful treated with right bronchial artery embolization.
2012: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Ekrem Sentürk, Serdar Sen
Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is a health problem that can be seen in all age groups, and it requires urgent diagnosis and intervention. We report a case of an unusual foreign body aspiration in a laryngectomized patient and we aim to discuss this situation according to the literature. A 72-year-old man, who underwent total laryngectomy 7 years ago for a squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, was reported with complaint of aspiration of a silicone tracheostomy canula. Foreign body aspiration can present with a wide variety of symptoms...
2011: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
Ariana Sala Lozano, Natalia Leibovich, Gonzalo Souto, Carlos Sabatini, Carlos Brodersen, Eduardo Segal
The esophageal tuberculosis is the rarest form of this infection in the gastrointestinal tract, corresponding to 0.15% of the cases. This pathology is unusual even in countries with high prevalence of tuberculosis. Its clinical presentation could be easily confused with the one of esophageal carcinoma. The diagnosis is reached by demonstrating in a sample of the mucosa the presence of caseating granulomas or by finding the Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a sample of tissue. In the present case report 73-year-old male with dysphagia, weight loss and fever is presented...
March 2011: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
Marcos Duarte Guimarães, Marcony Queiroz de Andrade, Alexandre Calabria da Fonte, Gustavo Benevides, Rubens Chojniak, Jefferson Luiz Gross
OBJECTIVE: Distinct aspects can influence the complication rates of computed tomography-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions. The purpose of the current study is to determine the influence of radiological techniques and clinical characteristics in predicting complications from this procedure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was developed involving 340 patients who were submitted to a consecutive series of 362 computed tomography-guided fine needle aspiration biopsies of lung lesions between July 1996 and June 2004, using 22-gauge needles (CHIBA)...
2010: Clinics
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1945: Revista Argentina de Bronco-esofagología
I Villamil Cajoto, J M García Prim, F J González Barcala, A Pose Reino, S Paredes Vila, U Calvo Alvarez, L Valdés Cuadrado
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer is the most frequent cancer death related cause in the world. Its clinical presentation usually corresponds to advanced stages. The indication of screening programs for the diagnosis in early phases has been debated for years. AIMS: To know the clinical characteristics in the presentation of the lung cancer in our health care area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All of the incident lung cancer cases for 3 years (January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1999) among those patients with usual residence in the Santiago de Compostela health care area were retrospectively collected from the available information in the Codification Service...
February 2009: Revista Clínica Española
Zenaida Cerimagić, Safet Guska, Kenan Kadić, Bedrudin Banjanović
BACKGROUND: Metallic foreign bodies in the lung could be recognized using radiography. Non-metallic foreign bodies make difficultes because they are not as dense as metals. The aim of this report was to present the case of non-metallic foreign bodies in the lung. CASE REPORT: A soldier of the Federation Army of Bosnia and Hertzegovina, injured in the explosion in 1998 was presented. The soldier was subjected to thoracic drainage and surgery tretment of the wound...
January 2007: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Mitsunori Sakatani, Yoshiki Nakajima
The non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis (NTM) is not a unitary disease. It is a general term for the bronchopulmonary diseases caused by any mycobacterium other than M. tuberculosis. We don't call the pulmonary "pseudomoniosis" for the diffuse bronchiectasis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, though conditions of the disease looks like NTM. The name of NTM represents that the causativebacteria belong to the same species with M. tuberculosis which causes serious pulmonary infectious disease. The pulmonary diseases caused by M...
January 2006: Kekkaku: [Tuberculosis]
Zorana Penezić, Slavica Savić, Svetlana Vujović, Svetislav Tatić, Maja Ercegovac, Milka Drezgićc
INTRODUCTION: Endogenous Cushing's syndrome is a clinical state resulting from prolonged, inappropriate exposure to excessive endogenous secretion of cortisol and hence excess circulating free cortisol, characterized by loss of the normal feedback mechanisms of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and the normal circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion [2]. The etiology of Cushing's syndrome may be excessive ACTH secretion from the pituitary gland, ectopic ACTH secretion by nonpituitary tumor, or excessive autonomous secretion of cortisol from a hyperfunctioning adrenal adenoma or carcinoma...
January 2004: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
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1963: Archivos Argentinos de Tisiología y Neumonología
Can Ceylan, Sibel Alper, Işil Kilinç
A male patient aged 74, an inpatient at the chest diseases clinic at Ege University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey with squamous cell carcinoma in the right lung, was referred for consultation to the dermatology outpatient clinic as he presented with itchy papules recently increasing in number and a lesion on his nose with a duration of 2 years. In a lung X-ray taken to investigate hemoptisis, a mass 7 x 5 cm in size was observed on the upper part of the right lung, and as a result of lung biopsy, squamous cell carcinoma (T41MO-phase 3b) was diagnosed...
October 2002: International Journal of Dermatology
J A Zaga Ortega, E Ramírez Delphino, A Carrillo Díaz, L Quispe Atuncar
Systemic-pulmonary-artery anastomoses resulting in a left-to-right shunt, regardless of the etiology, the anastomosis resulting shunt produces increased oxygen saturation in the ipsilateral pulmonary artery. They are radiologically seen sporadically in patients with hemoptisis, being main causes: traumatic, inflammatory or congenital, many times keeps etiology unknown. We present the case of a 33 year-old male with recurrent hemoptisis without etiology defined; his chest x-ray was reported as normal. The study was completed with broncoscopy, HRCT and selective arteriography, allowed diagnosis of shunt diafragmatic lower right artery with pulmonary artery...
February 2002: Archivos de Bronconeumología
M Haro Estarriol, M Vizcaya Sánchez, J Jiménez López, A Tornero Molina
OBJECTIVES: To know the etiology of hemoptysis and its distribution in our area compared with other current and historic series. METHODS: Prospective, descriptive study of 752 cases of hemoptysis. The etiology of these cases was determined by evaluating the clinical record, chest X-ray, functional respiratory tests and sputum smear for acid-fast bacilli, together with other examinations such as bronchoscopy and computerized tomography (CT) according to previously established criteria...
December 2001: Revista Clínica Española
A Adil, F el Amraoui, R Kadiri
OBJECTIVE: Aspergilloma is the most common form of pulmonary aspergillosis. The purpose of this work was to compare computed tomographic findings with features observed on standard radiographs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 20 cases of pulmonary aspergilloma. These patients (mean age 36 years) were followed after cure of pulmonary tuberculosis and consulted for hemoptysis. All underwent computed tomography (CT) and standard radiographic explorations...
April 7, 2001: La Presse Médicale
C Gaspar, A Mariano, J Cuesta, G Rodríguez, J Díaz, J Picazo, J Fereres
BACKGROUND: An increase was observed in the number of cases of invasive pulmonary mycosis in neutropenic hematologic patients coinciding with construction work being carried out in the Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). The aim of this study was to confirm the existence of an outbreak, identify the factors related and adopt adequate control measures. METHODS: A descriptive, epidemiologic, environmental microbiologic study was performed. The incidence of cases in the study period and a control period was compared...
March 1999: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
S Ben M'Rad, A Mathlouthi, S Merai, I Mestiri, K Ben Miled-Mrad, F Djenayah
BACKGROUND: The right ventricle is an exceptional localization for hydatic cysts. There is a risk of hydatic embolism and chronic or acute cor pulmonale. CASE REPORT: A 63-year-old-man with an uneventful history was hospitalized for dry cough, exercise-induced dyspnea and bloody expectorations which had developed over the previous year. Multiple and bilateral opacities were visualized on the standard chest x-ray and the right border of the heart showed a bulge in the middle portion...
February 7, 1998: La Presse Médicale
W Zamiati, A Ousehal, A Abdelouafi, R Kadiri
UNLABELLED: Transthoracic needle biopsy is a reliable method for the diagnosis of thoracic lesions, specially when they are peripleral. AIM: The main objective was to evaluate the results of US guidance for thoracic needle biopsy in 159 cases. RESULT: Overall sensitivity was 83% as tissue was obtained in 132/159 cases. In 24 cases, 2 or 3 biopsies were necessary. In 17 cases, analysis was made on cytology only with a 70.6% sensitivity. One pneumothorax and two cases of hemoptisies were encountered...
February 1996: Journal de Radiologie
J D Berna, V García-Medina, A Cano, J Guirao, A Lafuente, M C García-Orenes
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia by Rhodococcus equi is infrequent and is associated with patients with important immunosuppression. To date 66 cases of pneumonia by Rhodococcus equi in patients with HIV infection have been published. The diagnosis, problems in determining diagnosis and treatment are discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two new cases of pneumonia by Rhodococus equi in C3 stage patients with HIV infection are reported. Diagnosis was achieved by study of bronchoalveolar lavage samples with the Apy-Coryne method and gas chromatography...
March 1996: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
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