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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225889/efficacy-of-sonographic-and-biological-pleurodesis-indicators-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-simple-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ioannis Psallidas, Hania E G Piotrowska, Ahmed Yousuf, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Gayathri Kagithala, Seid Mohammed, Lei Clifton, John P Corcoran, Nicky Russell, Melissa Dobson, Robert F Miller, Najib M Rahman
Introduction: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common and currently in UK there are an estimated 50 000 new cases of MPE per year. Talc pleurodesis remains one of the most popular methods for fluid control. The value of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) imaging, before and after pleurodesis, in improving the quality and efficacy of care for patients with MPE remains unknown. Additionally, biomarkers of successful pleurodesis including measurement of pleural fluid proteins have not been validated in prospective studies...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221308/how-to-manage-tumor-located-between-upper-division-and-lingular-segment-s3-s4-segmentectomy-and-s3b-s4-segmentectomy
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Shin-Ichi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Daisuke Hamatake, Takeshi Shiraishi, Katsunobu Kawahara, Akinori Iwasaki
Segmentectomy is one of the treatment of choice for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although simple segmentectomy is feasible even if under thoracoscopy, complicated segmentectomy which contains more than two segmental plane divisions is difficult especially thoracoscopic surgery. We here present the case of totally thoracoscopic segmentectomy between upper division and lingular segment. In the first case, the 64-year-old female patient admitted for further examination and treatment of left lung ground glass nodule...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214061/medical-thoracoscopy-and-its-evolving-role-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pleural-disease
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REVIEW
Vivek Murthy, Jamie L Bessich
Establishing the etiology of exudative pleural effusions in the setting of an unrevealing pleural fluid analysis often requires biopsies from the parietal pleura. While closed pleural biopsy (CPB) has been a popular minimally-invasive approach, it has a poor diagnostic yield, barring a diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is a minimally-invasive ambulatory procedure performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation which allows for direct visualization of biopsy targets as well as simultaneous therapeutic interventions, including chemical pleurodesis and indwelling tunneled pleural catheter (ITPC) placement...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178305/en-bloc-resection-with-the-assistance-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-for-left-lower-lung-cancer-invading-thoracic-vertebrae-and-rib-a-case-report
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Yun Liang, Peng Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Xi-Lei Li, Hong Lin, Nong Chen, Di Ge, Jian Dong
Lung cancer invading the spine was previously considered unresectable and fatal and, consequently, there are few reports focusing on tumors located in the lower lung lobe and invading the spine. With the development of spinal instrumentation and surgical techniques, and wider acceptance of spondylectomy by surgeons, radical surgical resection has become feasible. Here, we present a case of a male patient with a left lower lung cancer invading thoracic vertebrae who underwent complete resection with sagittal en bloc hemivertebrectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopy...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174661/anesthetic-considerations-for-mediastinal-staging-procedures-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
J P Cata, J Lasala, G E Mena, J R Mehran
Tumor staging is critical for the treatment of lung malignancies. Invasive techniques of lung tumor staging can be accomplished via mediastinoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and video-assisted thoracoscopy. Anesthesiologists taking care of patients undergoing mediastinal staging procedures might face different challenges. In this narrative review, the authors summarize the literature on the anesthetic considerations for mediastinal staging procedures.
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169795/paravertebral-block-for-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166899/medical-thoracoscopy-for-exudative-pleural-effusion-an-eight-year-experience-from-a-country-with-a-young-population
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Merlin Thomas, Wanis H Ibrahim, Tasleem Raza, Kamran Mushtaq, Adeel Arshad, Mushtaq Ahmed, Salma Taha, Saber Al Sarafandi, Hanfa Karim, Hisham A Abdul-Sattar
BACKGROUND: With the exception of areas with high prevalence of tuberculosis, medical thoracoscopy is becoming the diagnostic modality of choice for exudative pleural effusions. The aims of this study were to determine the diagnostic yield and safety of medical thoracoscopy for exudative pleural effusions and ascertain the etiology of such effusions in Qatar. METHODS: This is a retrospective-descriptive study of 407 patients who underwent diagnostic medical thoracoscopy for exudative pleural effusions from January, 2008 till December, 2015 at the only tertiary referral center performing this procedure in Qatar...
November 22, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160640/thoracoscopic-repair-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-review-of-the-results
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Catarina Barroso, Jorge Correia-Pinto
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains one of the major challenges in neonatal surgery. Survival rate has increased in the last decades mainly due to perinatal care and surgical technique improvements. Classically, a laparotomy has been performed after cardiovascular and respiratory stabilization. Introduction of thoracoscopy in the repair of CDH brought the known advantages of reduced postoperative pain and better cosmesis. However, its safety and effectiveness have been questioned in the last few years...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156016/pectus-excavatum-repair-after-sternotomy-the-chest-wall-international-group-experience-with-substernal-nuss-bars
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Dawn E Jaroszewski, Paul J Gustin, Frank-Martin Haecker, Hans Pilegaard, Hyung Joo Park, Shao-Tao Tang, Shuai Li, Li Yang, Sadashige Uemura, Jose Ribas Milanez De Campos, Robert Obermeyer, Frazier W Frantz, Michele Torre, Lisa McMahon, Andre Hebra, Chih-Chun Chu, J Duncan Phillips, David M Notrica, Antonio Messineo, Robert Kelly, Mustafa Yüksel
OBJECTIVES: Patients with pectus excavatum (PE) after prior sternotomy for cardiac surgery present unique challenges for repair of PE. Open repairs have been recommended because of concerns about sternal adhesions and cardiac injury. We report a multi-institutional experience with repair utilizing substernal Nuss bars in this patient population. METHODS: Surgeons from the Chest Wall International Group were queried for experience and retrospective data on PE repair using sub-sternal Nuss bars in patients with a history of median sternotomy for cardiac surgery (November 2000 to August 2015)...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154082/are-preoperative-sestamibi-scans-useful-for-identifying-ectopic-parathyroid-glands-in-patients-with-expected-multigland-parathyroid-disease
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Farah Karipineni, Zeyad Sahli, Helina Somervell, Aarti Mathur, Jason D Prescott, Ralph P Tufano, Martha A Zeiger
BACKGROUND: The role of preoperative localization studies in patients with hyperparathyroidism and expected multigland disease remains poorly defined. Our study investigates the usefulness of obtaining preoperative sestamibi scans and ultrasonography of the neck in identifying ectopic glands in this group of patients. METHODS: Under Institutional Review Board approval, we performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent operation for secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, lithium-induced hyperparathyroidism, and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome at a tertiary institution between 2004 and 2015...
November 16, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150698/surgical-techniques-for-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion
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REVIEW
Sacha P Salzberg, Maximilian Y Emmert, Etem Caliskan
The increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation with the aging population and its associated major morbidity and mortality due to thromboembolic stroke have resulted in intensive research on stroke prevention or stroke risk reduction strategies. Several surgical techniques for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion have evolved over the past decades. Surgeons have been using different techniques leading to highly variable and, in particular, poor data on outcomes. LAA closure is performed either as a concomitant procedure during open-heart surgery or as a stand-alone surgical procedure as part of minimally invasive (mini-thoracotomy or thoracoscopy) arrhythmia surgery...
November 17, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142855/single-port-thoracoscopic-treatment-of-thoracic-duct-injury-after-thyroidectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Serkan Teksoz, Ezel Ersen, Akif Enes Arikan, Sina Ferahman, Kamil Kaynak, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Yusuf Bukey
Chylous leakage is a complication of thyroidectomy accompanied by bilateral neck dissection with incidence of 0.5-6.2%. A 51-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy, bilateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. In post-operative 4(th) day, left sided chylous leakage was observed as 1,500 cc/day through neck drain. Leakage did not cease after 1-month conservative treatment so single port thoracoscopic intervention was performed. Under general anesthesia, patient was placed in left lateral decubitus position...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132802/-prophylactic-radiotherapy-in-a-single-fraction-of-10gy-at-intervention-pleural-site-in-patient-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-retrospective-monocentric-cohort-study
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H Carette, J-C Faivre, J Salleron, A-S Baumann, L Uwer, C Clément-Duchêne, J-M Vignaud, I Petit, J Siat, A Tiotiu, V Beckendorf
PURPOSE: Prophylactic radiotherapy to prevent procedure-tracts metastases from malignant pleural mesothelioma remains controversial and clinical practice varies. The purpose was to assess the efficacy of local radiotherapy in a single fraction of 10Gy in preventing malignant seeding at intervention pleural site in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study, including patients with histological confirmed malignant pleural mesothelioma treated by prophylactic irradiation to prevent interventional site metastases with a unique fraction of 10Gy with 6 to 18MeV, from January 1990 to December 2013 in the institut de cancérologie de Lorraine (Nancy, France)...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131094/pleurodesis-using-mistletoe-extract-delivered-via-a-spray-catheter-during-semirigid-pleuroscopy-for-managing-symptomatic-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Jung Seop Eom, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Jeong Ha Mok, Geewon Lee, Eun-Jung Jo, Mi-Hyun Kim, Kwangha Lee, Ki Uk Kim, Hye-Kyung Park, Min Ki Lee
BACKGROUND: Talc poudrage during thoracoscopy is considered the standard procedure for patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Until now, no alternative technique other than talc poudrage for pleurodesis during medical thoracoscopy has been proposed. Liquid sclerosants, such as mistletoe extract, have been sprayed evenly into the pleural cavity during semirigid pleuroscopy for chemical pleurodesis. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a retrospective study using the database of semirigid pleuroscopy to identify the usefulness of pleurodesis using a mistletoe extract delivered via a spray catheter during semirigid pleuroscopy for symptomatic MPE...
November 7, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123439/thoracoscopic-treatment-of-pulmonary-hydatid-cysts-may-have-a-high-morbidity-risk-in-children-retrospective-analysis
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Zafer Dokumcu, Serkan Arslan, Emre Divarci, Ata Erdener, Coskun Ozcan
Objective: Thoracoscopic treatment of pulmonary hydatid cyst (PHC) has been considered to be a good treatment option in both children and adults for nearly 25 years. However, there have been very few pediatric studies published during this period. Our goal is to review our results and evaluate the efficiency of thorascopy in pediatric patients. Materials and Methods: The medical records of patients with PHC who were surgically treated between 2005 and 2015 were reviewed...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117867/epicardial-left-ventricular-leads-via-minimally-invasive-technique-a-role-of-steroid-eluting-leads
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Etem Caliskan, Florian Fischer, Felix Schoenrath, Maximilian Y Emmert, Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Christoph T Starck, Tomas Holubec
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively assessed two types of sutureless screw-in left ventricular (LV) leads (steroid eluting vs. non-steroid eluting) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation with regards to their electrical performance. METHODS: Between March 2008 and May 2014 an epicardial LV lead was implanted in 32 patients after failed transvenous LV lead placement using a left-sided lateral minithoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopy (mean age 64 ± 9 years)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105790/use-of-direct-near-infrared-fluorescent-lymphography-for-thoracoscopic-thoracic-duct-identification-in-15-dogs-with-chylothorax
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Michele A Steffey, Philipp D Mayhew
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess techniques of intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence lymphography (NIRFL) using indocyanine green (ICG) for lymphatic duct identification during thoracoscopic thoracic duct (TD) ligation in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 15) with naturally occurring chylothorax that underwent TD ligation. METHODS: Medical records of dogs treated with thoracoscopic TD ligation in which NIRFL was utilized for intraoperative TD identification were reviewed...
November 6, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104200/-usefulness-of-oxidization-regenerated-cellulose-sheets-in-preventing-postoperative-adhesion-confirmed-at-second-surgery-for-lung-cancer
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Eiki Mizutani, Kazuki Nakahara, Shigeki Miyanaga, Ayako Seike, Emi Sakai
The patient was a 42-year-old woman who had been found to have a mixed ground glass opacity in the lung on chest computed tomography, and had underwent right S6 segmentectomy. At surgery, the plain between the upper and lower lobe was covered with a regenerative oxidized cellulose membrane. Two years later, multiple small shadows appeared in the remaining right lower lobe and completion right lower lobectomy was performed by thoracoscopy due to the adhesion to the absence of adhesion. Both of the histological examinations confirmed the diagnosis of minimally invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100176/a-left-thoracic-approach-in-a-prone-position-for-thoracoscopic-thoracic-duct-ligation-in-a-patient-with-post-esophagectomy-chylothorax-a-case-report
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Kiyotomi Maruyama, Kou Shimada, Toshikazu Hamanaka, Shinsuke Sugenoya, Kuniyuki Gomi, Motohiro Mihara, Shoji Kajikawa, Yusuke Sato
INTRODUCTION: We debate whether or not to approach from right thorax for the left chylothorax after esophagectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50s-year-old female underwent right-sided thoracoscopic esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal carcinoma (type 0-IIa, 3.4×2.2cm, T1bN0M0, Stage IA), followed by reconstruction with esophagogastric anastomosis through the posterior mediastinum. The thoracic duct was excised and ligated. The left thoracic drainage increased to 2115mL/day on the fifth postoperative day...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089729/sensitivity-of-computed-tomography-guided-transthoracic-biopsies-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-institution
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Sunday Adoga Edaigbini, Muhammad Balarabe Aminu, Ibrahim Zira Delia, Ndubuisi Anumenechi, Ikechukwuka Ifeanyichukwu Alioke, Benjamine Fomete, Modupeola Omotara A Samaila
INTRODUCTION: The indications for open biopsies for intrathoracic lesions have become almost negligible. This development was made possible by less invasive maneuvers such as computed tomography-guided (CT-guided) biopsy, thoracoscopy or video-assisted thoracoscopy, and bronchoscopy. CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy was first reported in 1976. AIM OF STUDY: The aim of the study is to report our experience with CT-guided transthoracic biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinical and radiological evidence of intrathoracic mass were counseled and consent obtained for the procedure...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
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