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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448324/intraoperative-use-of-the-ventrain-for-single-lung-ventilation-after-iatrogenic-trauma-to-the-left-main-bronchus-during-thoracoscopy-a-case-report
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Veronika M Evers, Rogier V Immink, Willem J P van Boven, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Markus W Hollmann, Denise P Veelo
In a patient undergoing thoracoscopic esophagectomy and concomitant wedge resection, an iatrogenic lesion in the left main bronchus was observed following deflation of the right lung. Because the bronchial cuff of the double-lumen tube was visible through the lesion, repair was only possible after deflation of the bulging cuff. Positive pressure ventilation would result in air leakage jeopardizing ventilation and oxygenation. This challenging situation was resolved using the Ventrain device to oxygenate the patient through a small-bore catheter placed through the lumen beyond the bronchial defect...
April 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446999/minimally-invasive-staging-of-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Kunal Mehta, Valentino Bianco, Omar Awais, James D Luketich, Arjun Pennathur
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common malignancies in the world today and the sixth-leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Accurate preoperative staging of esophageal cancer is imperative to the selection of appropriate treatments. Patients with esophageal carcinomas typically undergo a multimodality staging process including noninvasive imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET), as well as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), which is slightly more invasive...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433200/the-case-against-performing-pleural-biopsies-for-the-aetiological-diagnosis-of-exudates
#3
J M Porcel
In most cases, the etiological diagnosis of pleural exudates does not require a pleural biopsy. However, when it is considered necessary, the biopsy should seldom be conducted using invasive methods such as thoracoscopy. Two paradigmatic examples are pleural tuberculosis and malignant effusions. In many centres, pleural fluid adenosine deaminase measurement has replaced closed pleural biopsies in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Similarly, pathological and molecular studies on pleural fluid cell blocks or alternatively, image-guided pleural biopsies have drastically reduced the need for thoracoscopy...
April 19, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433043/-complete-minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophageal-resection
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P Zonča, M Peteja, V Richter, P Vávra, P Ostruszka, D Worek, J Stigler
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive esophagectomy is becoming a standard procedure in the treatment of esophageal cancer. We would like to present our experience with Ivor Lewis esophagectomy completed by minimally invasive technique. METHODS: The primary aim of the study was to analyse potential technical difficulties and intraoperative complications of thoracolaparoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with intrathoracic anastomosis. A secondary aim of the study was to evaluate postoperative complications according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417065/progressive-dyspnea-due-to-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumorlets
#5
Anastasios Kallianos, Lemonia Velentza, Paul Zarogoulidis, Sofia Baka, Christoforos Kosmidis, Sofia Labaki, George Lazaridis, Haidong Huang, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Georgia Trakada
This is a case description of a female patient, 77 years-old, who presented with progressive dyspnea and cough. She had a mild hypoxemia in the arterial blood gases (PaO2 72 mmHg) and normal spirometry. The chest computer tomography revealed diffuse "ground glass" opacities, segmental alveolitis, bronchiectasis, fibrotic lesions and numerous micronodules. A thoracoscopy was performed and the obtained biopsy showed carcinoid tumorlets, with positive CK8/18, CD56, TTF-1 and synaptophysin immunohistochemical markers...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416960/medical-thoracoscopy-in-pleural-disease-experience-from-a-one-center-study
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Soo Jung Kim, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Young Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure for exploration of the pleural cavity under conscious sedation and local anesthesia. MT has been performed at the Seoul National University Hospital since February 2014. This paper summarizes the findings and outcomes of MT cases at this hospital. METHODS: Patients who had undergone MT were enrolled in the study. MT was performed by pulmonologists, using both rigid and semi-rigid thoracoscopes...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410823/the-case-for-performing-pleural-biopsies-for-the-aetiological-diagnosis-of-exudates-yes
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F Rodriguez-Panadero
Pleural biopsies are especially indicated in the following circumstances: a) inconclusive pleural fluid analysis and negative sputum study, if adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels are unavailable; b) suspected multi-resistant tuberculosis; c) a need for differentiating tuberculous pleurisy (if it progresses with neutrophilia) and complicated parapneumonic effusion; d) malignant pleural effusion coexisting with very high ADA levels; e) effusion coexisting with lung cancer and negative pleural cytology; f) suspected mesothelioma; and g) need for implementing re-treatment for patients with relapse after chemotherapy...
April 12, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409370/a-plea-for-thoracoscopic-resection-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-in-cancer-patients
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Jocelyn Bellier, Jean Yannis Perentes, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Benjamin Lopez, Thorsten Krueger, Catherine Beigelman-Aubry, Hans-Beat Ris, Michel Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) are frequently detected in cancer patients. These lesions are often considered as pulmonary metastases and increasingly treated by non-surgical techniques without histological confirmation. The aim of this study is to determine the histological nature of SPN resected by thoracoscopy and to identify risk factors of malignancy. METHODS: Single-institution retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients with previously known malignancies who underwent thoracoscopic resection of SPN with unknown diagnosis between 2001 and 2014...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406718/pleural-touch-preparations-and-direct-visualization-of-the-pleura-during-medical-thoracoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy
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Horiana B Grosu, Macarena R Vial, Erik Vakil, Roberto F Casal, George A Eapen, Rodolfo Morice, John Stewart, Mona G Sarkiss, David E Ost
RATIONALE: During diagnostic thoracoscopy, talc pleurodesis following biopsy is appropriate if the probability of malignancy is sufficiently high. Findings on direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy, rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE) of touch preparations (touch preps) of thoracoscopic biopsy specimens and preoperative imaging, may help predict the likelihood of malignancy; however, data on the performance of these methods are limited. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of ROSE of touch preps, direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy and preoperative imaging in diagnosing malignancy...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392919/respiratory-bronchiolitis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-secondary-to-electronic-nicotine-delivery-system-use-confirmed-with-open-lung-biopsy
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Mark Flower, Lakshmy Nandakumar, Mahendra Singh, David Wyld, Morgan Windsor, David Fielding
As a modern phenomenon, there is currently limited understanding of the possible toxic effects and broader implications of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Large volumes of aerosolized particles are inhaled during "vaping" and there are now an increasing number of case reports demonstrating toxic effects of ENDS, as well as human studies demonstrating impaired lung function in users. This article presents a case of respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD) precipitated by vaping in a 33-year-old male with 10 pack years of traditional cigarette and prior treatment for mixed germ cell tumour...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383466/relative-device-stability-of-anterior-vs-axillary-needle-decompression-for-tension-pneumothorax-during-casualty-movement-preliminary-analysis-of-a-human-cadaver-model
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Matthew L Leatherman, Jenny M Held, Laura M Fluke, Christian S McEvoy, Kenji Inaba, Daniel Grabo, Matthew J Martin, Angela S Earley, Robert L Ricca, Travis M Polk
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumothorax (tPTX) remains a significant cause of potentially preventable death in military and civilian settings. The current pre-hospital standard of care for tPTX is immediate decompression with a 14 gauge 8cm angiocatheter (14G AC); however, failure rates may be as high as 17-60%. Alternative devices, such as 10G AC, modified Veress needle (mVN) and laparoscopic trocar (LT), have shown to be potentially more effective in animal models; however, little is known about the relative insertional safety or mechanical stability during casualty movement...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377835/basic-features-and-clinical-applicability-of-preliminary-universal-surgical-invasiveness-score-pusis-a-multi-centre-pilot-study
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Peter Biro, Luc Sermeus, Radmilo Jankovic, Nenad Savić, Adela Hilda Onuţu, Daniela Ionescu, Daniela Godoroja, Gabriel Gurman
OBJECTIVE: There is still a lack of a universally applicable and comprehensive scoring system for documenting the invasiveness of surgical procedures. The proposed preliminary 'Universal Surgical Invasiveness Score' (pUSIS) is intended to fill this gap. METHODS: We used the recently developed pUSIS to obtain values from 8 types of surgery and 80 individual interventions. The results were analysed using descriptive statistical methods. The degree of difficulty on a scale from 0 (very easy) to 10 (extremely difficult) and time expenditures for assessing pUSIS were documented...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371390/video-assisted-thoracoscopy-in-the-management-of-intrapleural-extravasation-of-cytotoxic-chemotherapy
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Victor J Aguirre, Dylan Barnett, Nikki Burdett, Rohit Joshi, Fabiano F Viana
The extravasation of cytotoxic agents into subcutaneous tissue is a serious complication of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, if such extravasation occurs into the pleural space, limited data is available to guide appropriate management. We present the first report in the literature of video-assisted thoracoscopy combined with a topoisomerase II inhibitor and iron chelator, dexrazoxane, in the successful management of this complication.
March 31, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369417/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-mediastinal-germ-cell-metastasis-resection
#14
Marco Nardini, Shruti Jayakumar, Marcello Migliore, Joel Dunning
Thoracoscopy can be safely used for dissection of masses in the visceral mediastinum. We report the case of a 31-year-old man affected by metastatic germ cell tumour and successfully treated with a 3-port posterior approach video-assisted thoracic surgery.
March 24, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369294/preoperative-predictors-of-conversion-in-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pleural-empyema%C3%A2
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Zymantas Jagelavicius, Vytautas Jovaisas, Mindaugas Mataciunas, Narimantas Evaldas Samalavicius, Ricardas Janilionis
OBJECTIVES: Thoracoscopy is an effective treatment method for pleural empyema; however, it is still not well defined as to which patient subgroups could benefit from it the most. The aim of the study was to identify preoperative factors that could facilitate selecting appropriate surgical intervention and to evaluate early postoperative period. METHODS: Seventy-one patients were prospectively included in the study, which was conducted from January 2011 to June 2014...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367161/evolution-of-medical-thoracoscopy-in-developing-countries
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EDITORIAL
Nasir Siddique, Tajwar Nasir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364435/uniportal-middle-lobectomy-after-a-previous-right-upper-lobectomy
#17
Arthur Vieira, Paula Ugalde Figueroa
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) using a 3.5 cm single incision (uniportal) may not only result in better pain control, earlier mobilization and shorter hospital stays, but can also provide safer and clear visualization to perform thoracoscopic dissection during complex surgeries. This is a case of a 55-year-old woman who underwent redo-thoracoscopy through uniportal approach for a middle-lobe lobectomy, after a previous right-upper lobectomy.
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360465/diagnosis-and-management-options-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
#18
REVIEW
Ramakant Dixit, K C Agarwal, Archana Gokhroo, Chetan B Patil, Manoj Meena, Narender S Shah, Piyush Arora
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) denotes an advanced malignant disease process. Most of the MPE are metastatic involvement of the pleura from primary malignancy at lung, breast, and other body sites apart from lymphomas. The diagnosis of MPE has been traditionally made on cytological examination of pleural fluid and/or histological examination of pleural biopsy tissue that still remains the initial approach in these cases. There has been tremendous advancement in the diagnosis of MPE now a day with techniques i...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359590/factors-associated-with-early-recurrence-after-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
#19
Luke R Putnam, Vikas Gupta, Kuojen Tsao, Carl F Davis, Pamela A Lally, Kevin P Lally, Matthew T Harting
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify patient and treatment characteristics associated with early (in hospital) hernia recurrence after congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair. METHODS: Data from the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group registry were queried from 2007 to 2015. Recurrence of the diaphragmatic hernia after initial repair and prior to death or discharge was determined at the time of reoperation. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approaches included laparoscopy or thoracoscopy, and open approaches consisted of laparotomy or thoracotomy...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
#20
Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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