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Spontaneous pneumothorax

Nishant Gupta, Dale Langenderfer, Francis X McCormack, Daniel P Schauer, Mark H Eckman
RATIONALE: Patients without a known history of lung disease presenting with a spontaneous pneumothorax are generally diagnosed as primary spontaneous pneumothorax. However, occult diffuse cystic lung diseases such as Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) can also first present with a spontaneous pneumothorax, and their early identification by high-resolution computed tomographic (HRCT) imaging of chest has implications for subsequent management...
October 13, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Barun Kumar Sen, Mitali Basu, Sukdeb Das, Abhay Nath Chaturvedi
Spontaneous pneumothorax is an emergency situation and early diagnosis and management is very important. Pneumothorax is rarely the first manifestation of lung metastasis. Spontaneous pneumothoraxes have been reported in some osteosarcoma patients. We hereby report a case of a bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax, revealing metastasis of an osteosarcoma.
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Thummala Srinivas Reddy, Srinath Kasal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Mustafa Kemal Avsar, Tolga Demir, Cem Celiksular, Cenap Zeybek
BACKGROUND: PDA(Patent ductus arteriosus) is a common and clinically important condition which is presented with a number of hemodynamic and respiratory problems such as intraventricular hemorrhage, pulmonary hemorrhage and necrotizing enterocolitis due to increased pulmonary blood flow and stealing from systemic circulation. The incidence of PDA among the infants that were born before the 28th gestational week is as high as 70 %; and spontaneous closure rates in very-low-birth-weight premature neonates(VLBWPN) is around 34 %...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ann Arens, Leila Ben-Youssef, Sandra Hayashi, Craig Smollin
BACKGROUND: The ghost pepper, or "bhut jolokia," is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Ghost peppers have a measured "heat" of > 1,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper. To our knowledge, no significant adverse effects of ghost pepper ingestion have been reported. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with severe abdominal and chest pain subsequent to violent retching and vomiting after eating ghost peppers as part of a contest...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Lucas G G Cabrera, Aline F Santos, Ursulla V Andrade, Carlos Ivan A Guedes, Sandra M V L Oliveira, Marilene R Chang, Rinaldo P Mendes, Anamaria M M Paniago
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is the most important systemic mycosis in Latin America. About 80% of PCM patients are present with its chronic form. The lungs are affected in most patients with the chronic form; however, pleural involvement has rarely been reported. We describe nine cases of PCM that presented with lung involvement and spontaneous pneumothorax. All patients, except one whose condition was not investigated, were smokers. PCM was diagnosed during the pneumothorax episode in three patients, and from 3 to 16 years before the pneumothorax episode in six patients...
September 30, 2016: Mycoses
G Watson, N Salter, J Ryan
Revised guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothoraces were published by the British Thoracic Society in 2010, however compliance remains poor. A retrospective review was performed on patients diagnosed with a pneumothorax over a 26 month period (January 2012 to March 2014). Of the 57 patients identified, 43 (75%) were diagnosed with spontaneous pneumothorax. 12 patients (21%) had pre-existing lung disease, and 16 patients (28%) admitted to having had a previously documented pneumothorax. 19 patients (33%) were reported as smokers...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Nozomu Motono, Sumiko Maeda, Ryumon Honda, Makoto Tanaka, Yuichiro Machida, Katsuo Usuda, Motoyasu Sagawa, Hidetaka Uramoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to examine the influence of the changes in the atmospheric temperature (ATemp) and the atmospheric pressure (APres) on the occurrence of a spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2000 to March 2014, 192 consecutive SP events were examined. The ATemp and APres data at the onset of SP, as well as those data at 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, and 72 h prior to the onset time, were analyzed. RESULTS: The frequencies of SP occurrence were not statistically different according to the months or seasons, but were statistically different according to the time period (P < ...
September 26, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
P C Johannesma, I van de Beek, J W T van der Wel, M A Paul, A C Houweling, M A Jonker, J H T M van Waesberghe, R Reinhard, Th M Starink, R J A van Moorselaar, F H Menko, P E Postmus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax and renal cell cancer due to germline folliculin (FLCN) mutations (Menko et al. in Lancet Oncol 10(12):1199-1206, 2009). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with BHD during or shortly after air travel and diving. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to a cohort of 190 BHD patients and the medical files of these patients were evaluated...
2016: SpringerPlus
Yong-Jin Park, Seog-Ki Lee, Seong-Ho Kang, Sook-Jin Jang, Dae-Soo Moon, Geon Park
A novel FLCN c.1489_1490delTG (p.Val497Glyfs*22) mutation at the genomic DNA and mRNA levels was identified in a 43-year-old woman with complaining of recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax. The aberrant FLCN mRNA escaped the nonsense-mediated decay system (NMD) because of a premature termination code located in an NMD-incompetent region. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of an FLCN mutation escaping the NMD.
September 2016: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
V Filingeri, S Francioso, D Sforza, F Santopaolo, F M Oddi, G Tisone
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades, liver biopsy was the reference procedure for the diagnosis and follow-up of liver disease. Aim of present retrospective analysis was to assess the prevalence of complications and risk factors after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy (PLB) performed for diagnosis and staging in patients with chronic liver disease and for monitoring the graft in liver transplanted patients PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from a total of 1.011 PLB performed with the Menghini technique between January 2004 and December 2014 at the Hepatology and Transplant Units of the University of Rome Tor Vergata...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Charles Bakhos, Peter Doelken, Stevan Pupovac, Ashar Ata, Tom Fabian
BACKGROUND: Prolonged pulmonary air leaks (PALs) are associated with increased morbidity and extended hospital stay. We sought to investigate the role of bronchoscopic placement of 1-way valves in treating this condition. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained database of patients with PAL lasting more than 7 days at a tertiary medical center. Main outcome measures included duration of chest tube placement and hospital stay before and after valve deployment...
July 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Justin M Segraves, Megan M Dulohery
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) occurs most frequently in young, tall, lean, male smokers without any known underlying lung disease. It is an important diagnosis to make promptly in order to prevent progression to obstructive shock. We present a case report of a young, male, former-smoker and polysubstance abuser with no prior lung history that developed acute dyspnea at rest and was found to have a large right pneumothorax on chest x-ray. A pig-tail catheter was utilized, but his course was complicated by a recurrent tension pneumothorax...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Andrew Burkett, Niamh Coffey, Eva Tomiak, Nha Voduc
Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHDS) is a rare form of classically cystic lung disease that may present with spontaneous pneumothorax. The associated skin manifestations (fibrofolliculomas) are not always present. This article describes a case of spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to bullous emphysema in an otherwise healthy gentleman caused by a novel mutation in the folliculin (FLCN) gene.
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Hicham Souhi, Hanane El Ouazzani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
O V Voskresensky, A M Gasanov, E A Tarabrin
AIM: to improve treatment of patients with spontaneous pneumothorax who had not postoperative pulmonary impermeability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 87 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax underwent videothoracoscopy (VTS), lung resection supplemented by pleurodesis (parietal pleurectomy or pleural abrasion). Absence of pulmonary impermeability was observed in 5 (5.7%) patients. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Re-operation was performed in 2 patients (Vanderschuren 2 and 3) namely re-thoracoscopy and thoracotomy with additional ligation of air origins...
2016: Khirurgiia
Simon G A Brown, Emma L Ball, Kyle Perrin, Catherine A Read, Stephen E Asha, Richard Beasley, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Peter G Jones, Gerben Keijzers, Frances B Kinnear, Ben C H Kwan, Y C Gary Lee, Julian A Smith, Quentin A Summers, Graham Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Current management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is variable, with little evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide treatment. Guidelines emphasise intervention in many patients, which involves chest drain insertion, hospital admission and occasionally surgery. However, there is evidence that conservative management may be effective and safe, and it may also reduce the risk of recurrence. Significant questions remain regarding the optimal initial approach to the management of PSP...
September 13, 2016: BMJ Open
Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Mazzella, Marina Accardo, Mario Santini
To manage primary spontaneous pneumothorax, we use an alternative technique for bleb resection and we induce pleurodesis with an ultrasonic-driven scalpel. This technique was successfully performed in nine consecutive patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax with small (<20 mm) and limited number of blebs (<2) and without significant underlying lung disease. After identification of air leakage, the jaws of the instrument were clamped onto the bleb and included a margin of normal lung. Power level 3 energy was applied to resect the bleb and to seal the parenchyma...
September 12, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Kenji Tsuboshima, Machiko Nagata, Teppei Wakahara, Yasumi Matoba, Yoshimasa Maniwa
We reported the feasibility of single-incision thoracoscopic surgery bullectomy using a chest wall pulley for lung excision (PulLE) in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). PulLE has many merits including comfort of manipulation, cosmetic advantages, etc., compared to other procedures. However, our method was utilized for relatively straightforward cases. The PulLE was contraindicated for PSPs with multiple or comprehensive bullae. Therefore, we developed the modified PulLE (mPulLE) to treat such cases in February 2015...
September 6, 2016: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
C Nikolaidou, E Moscarella, C Longo, S Rosato, A Cavazza, S Piana
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS), first described in 1977, is a rare autosomal dominant disorder, linked to germline mutations in the FLCN (folliculin) gene. Patients may present with different skin tumors, pulmonary cysts with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal cancers, but it has also been estimated that about 25% of carriers older than 20 years do not show skin involvement. So far, besides the triad of skin lesions of the original description (fibrofolliculomas, trichodischomas and acrochordons), a wide range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin conditions have been reported, i...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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