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I Bouassida, C Pricopi, G Mangiameli, A Arame, J B Auliac, B Gorbatai, M Riquet, F Le Pimpec Barthes
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac hydatid disease is uncommon and occurs in 0.5 to 2% of patients with hydatidosis. Isolated intrapericardial hydatid cystic disease is extremely rare. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a young woman with cardiac compression due to multiple primary intrapericardial hydatid cysts. Since 1 year, she had gradual general health deterioration including dyspnoea, sweats and weight loss of 8kg. A widening of the mediastinum was observed on chest X-ray...
May 17, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768518/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-ebus-tbna-in-diagnosis-of-mediastinal-lesions
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Ricardo Sales Dos Santos, Marcia Jacomelli, Juliana Pereira Franceschini, Iunis Suzuki, Altair da Silva Costa, Christina Shiang, Addy Lidvina Mejia Palomino
OBJECTIVE: To describe the results of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in making diagnosis of mediastinal injuries associated to different causes. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study of patients submitted to Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration at a private organization, between June 2013 and October 2016. All cases referred for collection of lymph nodes or peritracheal/peribronchial masses by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration, and evaluated through tomography or PET-CT were included...
May 14, 2018: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765618/mediastinal-monophasic-synovial-sarcoma-with-pericardial-extension-causing-hemodynamic-instability
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Habib R Khan, Mohammad I Ansari, Andrew P Thain, Sadia Abdullah, Ramya Parasa, Richard W Varcoe
A 46-year-old man presented with mass on chest x-ray along with a 6-month history of weight loss, dyspnea and cough. He was hypotensive and an echocardiogram showed large extra-cardiac mass compressing the right ventricular outflow tract resulting in features of cardiac tamponade. Chest computed tomography revealed a mediastinal mass invading the pericardium adjacent to right ventricular outflow tract. Biopsy of the mass confirmed primary monophasic synovial sarcoma. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy along with anti-inflammatories were given as surgery was too high risk due to the location of the tumour and pericardial involvement...
May 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765234/perioperative-chemotherapy-with-pemetrexed-and-cisplatin-for-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hong Tang, Hongyan Wang, Shaoyan Xi, Chunyu He, Yuxi Chang, Qiming Wang, Yufeng Wu
Background: Pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is associated with poor prognosis, and its treatment strategy is still controversial, especially regarding chemotherapy regimens. Case report: We present the case of a 49-year-old Chinese male with primary pulmonary LCNEC treated with neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin plus pemetrexed. A suspected quasi-circular mass in the left lower pulmonary lobe and an enlarged mediastinal lymph node were found...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765221/surgical-treatment-of-an-esophageal-bronchogenic-cyst-with-massive-upper-digestive-tract-hematoma-without-esophagectomy-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-the-literature
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Yuanjun Cheng, Donglai Chen, Li Shi, Wentao Yang, Yonghua Sang, Shanzhou Duan, Yongbing Chen
Esophageal bronchogenic cysts are extremely rare. Here we report a case of massive upper digestive tract hematoma and bronchogenic cyst mimicking aortic dissection that was safely removed without esophagectomy. A 30-year-old man was referred to our hospital for the treatment of a mediastinal cystic tumor located in the submucosa of the distal esophagus. His chief complaints were dysphagia > 1 week and severe persistent upper abdominal pain mimicking aortic dissection with constant vomiting for 1 day after gastroscopy examination...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754034/massive-thymic-hyperplasia-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Dawei Zou, Honghe Luo, Yanfen Feng, Bo Zeng, Yiyan Lei
INTRODUCTION: Massive thymic hyperplasia is an extremely rare disorder, with fewer than 60 cases reported so far. Majority of the previous cases occurred in neonates, infants, and older children. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A man was found to have an anterior mediastinal mass without any symptoms at 30 years of age. Operation was done successfully. The mass measured 112 mm × 191 mm × 184 mm and weighed 2141 g. Histological and immunohistochemical findings further confirmed the diagnosis of massive thymic hyperplasia...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751199/intrapericardial-gossypiboma-rare-cause-of-intrathoracic-mass
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Anil Kumar, Shiv Shankar Paswan, Rajinder Prashad, Rekha Kumari, Bindey Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Gossypiboma is a retained surgical sponge inside our body after surgical intervention. It is most commonly found in abdominal cavity. Its occurrence in thoracic cavity as intrapericardial gossypiboma is extremely rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 25 year old male with complaint of chest pain for 1 year. He had a history of total correction of Tetralogy of fallot 14 years back, at another hospital. On clinical examination and investigations including contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of thorax; diagnosis of right anterior mediastinal mass of germ cell tumor was made and planned for thoracotomy...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747559/multidetector-row-ct-imaging-evaluation-of-superior-and-inferior-vena-cava-normal-anatomy-and-caval-variants-report-of-our-cases-and-literature-review-with-embryologic-correlation
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Roberto Iezzi, Alessandro Posa, Francesca Carchesio, Riccardo Manfredi
Objective To assess the potential of multidetector-row computed tomography imaging and its reformations in the evaluation of the superior and inferior vena cava normal anatomy and their anatomical variants, and to make a brief review of caval embryogenesis and developmental errors. Methods We retrospectively reviewed a total of 1000 whole-body computed tomography scans performed between January 2010 and December 2016 to assess the normal superior and inferior vena cava anatomy and their variants. Results The normal superior and inferior vena cava anatomy was found in 88...
January 1, 2018: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744231/recurrent-pneumonia-due-to-fibrosing-mediastinitis-in-a-teenage-girl-a-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up
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Avigdor Hevroni, Chaim Springer, Oren Wasser, Avraham Avital, Benjamin Z Koplewitz
A teenage girl was evaluated for recurrent right pneumonia. The evaluation revealed a calcified mediastinal mass that compressed the right intermediate and middle lobar bronchi, as well as the right pulmonary artery and veins. The clinical picture together with imaging studies and borderline positive serology testing suggested a diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis associated with histoplasmosis. This rare condition is characterized by the local proliferation of invasive fibrous tissue within the mediastinum due to a hyperimmune reaction to Histoplasma capsulatum ...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742695/anterior-mediastinal-hodgkin-lymphoma-presenting-as-an-extremely-hypervascular-tumor-on-computed-tomography-a-case-report
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Soo Jeong Lee, Ji Young Rho, Gwang Il Kim, Joonsuk Park
RATIONALE: In the thorax, Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) most frequently involves the anterior mediastinal and paratracheal regions and tends to spread to contiguous nodal groups. Enlarged lymph nodes typically have homogeneous soft tissue attenuation similar to that of muscle tissue on computed tomography (CT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A contrast-enhanced CT examination of a 19-year-old man with right-sided chest pain showed an intense, heterogeneously enhancing mass with organization of serpentine and dilated blood vessels in the right anterior mediastinum that had invaded the upper lobe of the right lung...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739439/immature-teratoma-mimicking-pulmonary-stenosis-a-case-report
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Dardan Koçinaj, Xhevdet Krasniqi, Aurora Bakalli
BACKGROUND: Immature teratoma in a mediastinal location is a rare disease that might present as a valve pathology. Germ cell tumors with mediastinal locations account for up to 6% of immature teratoma cases. We present a case of an immature teratoma located primarily in the anterior mediastinum that manifested solely through symptoms of pulmonary stenosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 20-year-old white man with an immature teratoma who presented with progressive exertional dyspnea...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737322/robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-oesophagectomy-for-cancer-an-initial-experience
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Chinnusamy Palanivelu, Sumanta Dey, Sandeep Sabnis, Raghavendra Gupta, Bharath Cumar, Saravana Kumar, Ramesh Natarajan, Parthasarathi Ramakrishnan
Background: The morbidity related to radical oesophagectomy can be reduced by adopting minimally invasive techniques. Over 250 thoraco-laparoscopic oesophagectomy (TLE) was done in our centre over the last 15 years, before adopting robotic surgery as the latest innovation in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Here, we share our initial experience of robotic-assisted minimally invasive oesophagectomy (RAMIE) for carcinoma oesophagus. Methods: A prospective observational study conducted from February to December 2017...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726055/dogs-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-lymphoid-neoplasms-large-cell-lymphoma-or-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-may-have-indistinguishable-mediastinal-masses-on-radiographs
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Erin Epperly, Kelly R Hume, Steven Moirano, Tracy Stokol, Joanne Intile, Hollis N Erb, Peter V Scrivani
Acute myeloid leukemia is an uncommon hematopoietic neoplasm of dogs that should be differentiated from lymphoid neoplasms, such as lymphoma, because of different treatment protocols and a worse prognosis. Thoracic radiography is performed frequently in dogs with suspected hematopoietic neoplasia, and detecting a mediastinal mass often prioritizes lymphoma as the most likely diagnosis. However, we have observed a mediastinal mass in several dogs with acute myeloid leukemia and hypothesized that (1) the frequency of a mediastinal mass was higher and (2) the size of the mass was larger in dogs with acute myeloid leukemia compared to dogs with lymphoid neoplasms...
May 3, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720487/metabolic-heterogeneity-on-baseline-18fdg-pet-ct-scan-is-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-primary-mediastinal-b-cell-lymphoma
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Luca Ceriani, Lisa Milan, Maurizio Martelli, Andrés J M Ferreri, Luciano Cascione, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Alice Di Rocco, Annarita Conconi, Anastasios Stathis, Franco Cavalli, Monica Bellei, Kelly Cozens, Elena Porro, Luca Giovanella, Peter W Johnson, Emanuele Zucca
An important unmet need in the management of primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) is to identify the patients for whom first line therapy will fail, in order to intervene before the lymphoma becomes refractory. High heterogeneity of intratumoral 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) uptake distribution on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans has been suggested as a possible marker of chemo-resistance in solid tumors. In the present study, we investigated the prognostic value of metabolic heterogeneity (MH) in 103 PMBCL patients prospectively enrolled in the International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group (IELSG) 26 study, aimed at clarifying the role of PET in this lymphoma subtype...
May 2, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719812/peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified-ptcl-nos-presenting-as-an-endobronchial-lesion-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takuto Sueyasu, Kazunori Tobino, Masanobu Okahisa, Kojin Murakami, Yuki Goto, Miyuki Munechika, Kohei Yoshimine, Saori Nishizawa, Yuki Ko, Yuki Yoshimatsu, Mina Asaji, Kosuke Tsuruno, Hiromi Ide, Hiroyuki Miyajima
Peripheral T cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is a rare entity of lymphoma. We herein report an even rarer case of a 68-year-old male with PTCL-NOS presenting as an endobronchial lesion, and review previously published cases in the literature. Initially, he was referred to our hospital for further investigation of the right upper lobe consolidation on chest radiograph. Computed tomography and 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography revealed a right hilar mass with obstruction of the main bronchus and submandibular, right axillary and mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709235/-tunisian-national-protocol-for-adult-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-treatment-results-of-a-therapeutic-regimen-adapted-to-the-2-cycle-ct-response-about-444-patients
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Raihane Ben Lakhal, Sondos Hdiji, Sami Zriba, Amina Mokrani, Mohamed Adnen Laatiri, Yossra BenYoussef, Faten Ezzaier, Nabil Toumi, Salwa Ladeb, Hanen BenSalah, Sameh Tebra, Hatem Frikha, Taha Messai, Jamel Daoued, Noureddine Bouaouina, Monji Maalej, Mounir Frikha, Tarek BenOthmen, Slim BenAhmed, Abderrahim Khelif, Fehmi Msaddek, Amel Mezlini, Moez Elloumi, Balkis Meddeb
OBJECTIVE: In Tunisia, the management of Adult Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) has been standardized since 1999. We propose in this study to report the therapeutic results of the national protocol of adult HL treatment (MDH2008). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our study is prospective multicenter interesting 444 patients followed for HL between July 2008 and June 2013 and treated according to the MDH2008 protocol. The median age of our patients was 30 years. B symptoms were present in 62...
April 27, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707374/successful-surgical-treatment-of-massive-spontaneous-hemothorax-due-to-intrathoracic-secondary-degeneration-of-a-neurofibroma-from-mediastinal-involvement-of-type-1-neurofibromatosis
#17
Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Jun Kim, Si Young Choi, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim
Massive hemothorax caused by a mediastinal mass is extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of successful surgery for a massive hemothorax caused by intrathoracic cystic hemorrhagic degeneration of a neurofibroma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). A 44-year-old man with NF1 was admitted to our emergency department for chest pain and dyspnea. Image studies revealed a massive hemothorax caused by a posterior mediastinal mass adjacent to the descending aorta and the spinal canal. The tumor, located at the fourth to the sixth thoracic vertebra, had diffusely and extensively infiltrated around proliferative vessels...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707373/antero-mediastinal-retrosternal-goiter-surgical-excision-by-combined-cervical-and-hybrid-robot-assisted-approach
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Dario Amore, Marcellino Cicalese, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Davide Di Natale, Carlo Curcio
Most intrathoracic goiters are located in the anterior mediastinum. Surgical resection is usually recommended in case of morbidity associated with the goiter's mass effect or for suspicion of malignancy difficult to diagnose without resection. Intrathoracic goiters are usually resected through a cervical approach, with sternotomy needed in selected cases. We report a case of antero mediastinal retrosternal goiter in old age patient undergoing surgical excision by combined cervical and hybrid robot-assisted approach...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706571/anesthetic-considerations-in-a-patient-with-large-anterior-mediastinal-mass
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Prakash K Dubey, Nishant Tripathi
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March 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701388/trifecta-bioprothesis-for-aortic-valve-replacement-our-experience
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João Pedro Monteiro, Diogo Rijo, Sara Simões Costa, Rodolfo Pereira, Ricardo Ferraz, Miguel Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Bioprosthesis are increasingly used for aortic valve replacement (AVR), as a result of increasing elderly patients, as well as, continuous improvements in durability and hemodynamic performance of pericardial prosthesis. The Trifecta aortic prosthesis is a latest-generation trileaflet stented pericardial valve designed for supra-annular placement in the aortic position. This study establishes the safety and early clinical and hemodynamic performance of the Trifecta valve...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
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